Faststone Capture: The Basics

Faststone Capture is a powerful screen capture application. This can be used to quickly and easily capture what is being displayed on your screen at that moment in time. This is useful whenever you are trying to show someone how to do something for the first time.

Screen Capture

The software generates screen grabs which can be saved in a number of different formats including PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF and TIFF. This flexibility ensures that everyone will be able to view the screen captures regardless of the computer they are using.


As well as saving the screen capture as an image file on your computer, it's also possible to output it directly to printer or email. There are also many options which can be used to specify whether or not the mouse pointer is included.

Easy to Use

The software is very easy to use. It has a small control panel which can be displayed anywhere on the computer. Whenever you want to take a screen shot, you can click the button. This will capture the screen shot and store it as an image on your computer.

The images can also be converted into a multi-page PDF document which makes it simple to display lots of images together.