Pros / The installation process is easy and takes little time.
Cons / There is no video capture mode.
Verdict / SPX Instant Screen Capture is screen capture software that meets minimum screenshot needs.
SPX Instant Screen Capture is simple to use and makes it easy to capture images with a few clicks of your mouse. However, this screen capture software requires an additional application to edit and add special effects to the screenshots and images you capture from your screen.
You can capture images with this screen recorder solely using your mouse, and the software has one of the easiest download processes of any product we reviewed. It is not hard to figure out or perform screen capturing, but it is a bit tricky to maneuver in the beginning. After you figure it out, you can draw a rectangle around any image, box, webpage or document on your screen. This screen recording software allows you to capture the entire screen if you start in a corner and stretch the rectangle to cover your computer's desktop.
SPX Instant Screen Capture can capture any image in freehand, but it has to be done through a keyboard command. We learned how to do this from online demos on the company's website.
Once you capture an image, it appears in the SPX Editor, which is an additional application. In this application, you can change the canvas size, flip, rotate, mirror, invert and apply grayscale to your screenshot. You can apply effects such as blur, sharpen, torn edges and shadow. The tools aren't the most advanced for screenshot software, but they get the job done.
SPX Instant Screen Capture lacks the ability to capture video, applications, or scrolling captures. There is no feature to schedule screenshots, and the application does not let you capture images in circle, ellipse or polygon shapes. All of these tools are found in our best overall pick, Snagit.
The best help and support for this screen capture software are the tutorial demos offered on the company's website. There is an email address listed under support, but there is no phone support line or FAQs section on the website.
This screen capture software can capture images and screenshots, and its easy downloading process saves you time. However, its lack of capture options for videos and other sources make this too basic for many. It can accomplish basic tasks, but is limited on the whole.
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