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Screen Capture Software

If you're a trader you often need to capture what a chart looks like and then be able to post it to a forum such as this one or email to a friend or colleague to share views and opinions.

What screen capture software do you use and recommend. I decided to start this topic after seen a posting from inventor here: Day Trading Journal where he mentioned that he uses a product called NWSnap.

A little bit of investigation lead me to this web site where you can download this free utility: MWSnap
(I have not downloaded or used this and am just going by inventor's recommendation. If you have a recommendation for any Screen Capture Software then please post the name and/or link as a reply to this topic.

I have to say that I love Jing too. Before I found Jing though I found a free screenshot software that was brain dead simple to use.

Here's the site that I found it on:

He's still offering it for free.
Originally posted by catpurley

I have to say that I love Jing too. Before I found Jing though I found a free screenshot software that was brain dead simple to use.

Here's the site that I found it on:

He's still offering it for free.

Nice little tool. Thanks!
Originally posted by day trading

Thanks bakrob99 - always on the lookout for image capture software that might make life easier.

Nice, thanks.!
Just pay for snagit. It's the best out there.
Not to reply to an old thread, but this is relevant and I've been a user of this since the early days:

...the interface is not as pretty as SnagIt, but it gets the job done and can be used to capture the screen for a variety of other purposes (also if you're playing a game on another screen while the market is slow)!
I like 'Screenshot Captor ' for getting trading charts.

It is free and done by a volunteer group , so you can


Hope this helps.
I use PicPick.Is free for non commercial users and included editor.
I have been using Full Shot screen capture software for about 5 years. It's a one step system and has a 30 day free trial. is where you can go to find out all the particulars. You can capture the whole screen or just a small portion. Tech support is awesome.

Snagit is the best, bar none!
I agree Snagit from TechSmith Corp. is the best it will cost you only $30 if you say you're a student otherwise is $50

I found most of the "free" stuff comes with too many advertising and might harm your computer
This is very cool. Have you ever tried to use Skitch to do a screen capture and upload. Great video on how to do it posted here: Easy/Quick Upload Charts and Images to MyPivots.

It's really easy. You can capture and upload a chart to a forum post here in about 20 seconds. Before doing that you'll need to install Skitch which can be found here: Skitch This took me about 60 seconds to download and install.

You need to have Skitch running and a browser open with the forum you want to paste to. In Skitch click where is says "screen snap." Skitch will hide itself allow you to capture your chart etc.

Skitch has a whole bunch of tools that will let you write text and draw lines on your image if you need to annotate it. Once you're ready to put it on the forum grab the tab at the bottom of Skitch that says "Drag Me" and drag it over to the blue area just below the reply area where it says Attach files by dragging & dropping here, or selecting them and a reference to your file will now appear in the post.

Notice that you didn't even need to save it to disk? Wasn't that easy?

That's how I got the easy button here:

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