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What do you do when you want to share a picture of your computer screen with someone you know? The simplest way would be to hit the Print Screen button, paste the resulting image into an image editor, crop and resize to your desired dimensions, save it, upload it, then share the link. Well, maybe the process is not as simple as it should be. Ashampoo Snap 6 steps in to fix that.

There are a few tools out there that make it easier to take screenshots. Some even have the option to auto-upload the taken screenshots to an image host for quick sharing. However, I’ve never seen a tool that’s as feature-complete as Ashampoo Snap 6. Not only does it aid in taking screenshots, and not only does it make sharing easy, but it comes with a suite of tools for editing the screenshot in post-production.

Ashampoo Snap 6 is available for $19.99 USD on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. But for you, MakeUseOf readers, we have a deal that you can’t pass up: we’re giving away 10 copies of Ashampoo Snap 6 worth a total of $200 for FREE! Interested? Of course you are. Keep reading to find out how you can win!

Review of Ashampoo Snap 6

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Ashampoo Snap 6 is built with usability and convenience in mind. It sits quietly in the background of your computer and runs all the time so you can quickly press a hotkey or bring up the menu and take a screenshot when it’s most convenient for you.

The Ashampoo Snap 6 interface is just a small toolbar that auto-hides along the side of your screen. Once you hover over it, it pops out and you can choose from almost a dozen different kinds of screen capture methods, including but not limited to:

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  • Capture Window: Takes a screenshot of an entire single window. When you choose to do this, Ashampoo Snap 6 highlights all of the available windows and all you have to do is click on one.
  • Capture Region: Takes a screenshot of whatever region you select with your mouse. The region can be adjusted and moved around until you get the perfect selection down.
  • Capture Freestyle: Takes a screenshot of whatever region you select with your mouse, except the region boundaries are drawn freehand with your mouse. Unlike the Region capture above, which is rectangular, Freestyle capture truly is freestyle.
  • Capture Scrolling: If you have a window with scrolling contents, such as a website, this option will scroll through the entirety of the contents and splice it all into a single screenshot.
  • Capture Video: Want to capture a video of whatever happens on your screen? Ashampoo Snap 6 can do that too in different formats: window capture, region capture, screen capture, etc.

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Once you have a capture completed, Ashampoo Snap 6 transforms into a miniature image editor. Three new toolbars show up – one at the top and two on both sides – and your screen turns into a canvas for editing.

  • Top: Various control and quick-fix tools such as cropping, zooming, rotating, and applying different effects like drop shadows and watermarks.
  • Left: The standard image editing tools that we all know: pencil, brush, eraser, fill, text, highlight, blur, etc.
  • Right: Actions for when you’re finished, such as saving, sharing, uploading, printing, etc.

Ashampoo Snap 6 comes with a few advanced features that power users and veteran users will find useful:

  • Hotkeys: In the options you can set custom hotkey combinations for all of the different capture modes. If you intend on taking captures regularly, these hotkeys can end up saving you a lot of time and wrist wear.
  • Webspace: Ashampoo has a Webspace service that allows you to upload your screenshots to their servers, allowing you to quickly share screenshots with others using Internet links.
  • File Formats: Images taken with Ashampoo Snap 6 can be exported in the following formats: BMP, JPG, PNG, PDF, or Ashampoo’s Photo Commander Document format in case you want to save the file for more editing later.

Again, we’re giving away 10 free copies to all of our loyal and beloved MakeUseOf fans and readers. Please be reminded that Ashampoo Snap 6 only runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

How can I win a copy of Ashampoo Snap 6?

We have a new giveaway procedure in place, which will hopefully make participating much easier. You may enter using your Facebook credentials (which will require you to sign into Facebook) or by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning!

The giveaway is over. Here are the winners:
  • Wanda Bergman
  • Siddharthan Vaithilingam
  • Willis Poole
  • Francisco Nunes
  • Valentina Leonova
  • Caracas George
  • Michael Figueroa
  • Tushar Vikky
  • Joseph Farrugia
  • Axel Cortvriendt

Congratulations! If you were selected as a winner, you would have received your license via email from jackson@makeuseof.com. If you require any assistance, please get in touch with Associate Editor Jackson Chung before August 11. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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This giveaway begins now and ends Tuesday, July 23rd. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

Submit your apps and software to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

  1. Victor B
    July 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    Fraps

  2. Leea
    July 23, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Snap 6 sounds like a good upgrade; not too happy with Snap 5...

  3. Leea
    July 23, 2013 at 6:01 am

    Snap 5 is a little limited; time to try out Snap 6...

  4. Christine S
    July 22, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    my tablet just comes with it, and i believe my laptop does but have yet to figure it out so i use evernote web clipper and another one why two? idk? i got from chrome store, oh and my dna has one too but it sucks big time with an otter box i cant hit the two buttons simultaneously. definately not my favorite.

  5. Stéphane M
    July 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    I am using WinSnap for now.

  6. James K
    July 21, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is ashampoo snap 6

  7. Sam K
    July 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is...Print-Scrn

  8. Aly
    July 21, 2013 at 8:00 am

    Amazing.. I keep my fingers crossed!!

  9. PamelaM
    July 20, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I haven't ever used one, Ive used snipping tool , hoping to win this one! :- )
    Good Luck Everyone ... Thanks makeuseof & Ashampoo

  10. heyunclemilt
    July 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    my favorite screenshot tool is "ashampoo 5", seriously

  11. heyunclemilt
    July 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    ashampoo snap 5, seriously.

  12. Elisabetta S
    July 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Obs

  13. Frances L
    July 19, 2013 at 9:01 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6

  14. Bjørnar B
    July 19, 2013 at 7:05 am

    print screen ;)

  15. Fabrizio Bianchi
    July 19, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Camtasia Studio, but this Ashampoo Snap sounds a great alternative!

  16. Anthony
    July 19, 2013 at 6:39 am

    AShampoo - have used 4 and 5 and nothing beats it!

  17. Craig Paterson
    July 19, 2013 at 6:21 am

    At the moment SnagIt, but change my mind for me!!

  18. Linda B
    July 19, 2013 at 6:00 am

    I have never screen shot didnt even know you could but I do now

  19. rod brain
    July 19, 2013 at 5:28 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is Picpic

  20. Chris K
    July 19, 2013 at 5:15 am

    Current screen shot tool is the Snipping Tool in Windows.

  21. Thu Y
    July 19, 2013 at 5:01 am

    Ashampoo Snap 5!

  22. Dilip R
    July 19, 2013 at 4:58 am

    I use a freeware PicPick tool :)

  23. Tate S
    July 19, 2013 at 4:46 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6!!

  24. Charles T
    July 19, 2013 at 4:41 am

    Faststone Capture

  25. Muhammad Hadi N
    July 19, 2013 at 4:34 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is 45H4MP00.... :D

  26. Bruno P
    July 19, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Windows 7 snipping tool, because i didn't know tools like Ashampoo snap existed.

  27. George Karas
    July 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    As of now, Axialis IconWorkshop. I didn't know that Ashampoo had one as well.

  28. Zyra Anne
    July 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6

  29. Julie G
    July 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6

  30. Kany Vic Perez
    July 18, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6

  31. Donald Biddix
    July 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Very useful software----Good luck all !

  32. Andrew L
    July 18, 2013 at 4:15 am

    So far, I've always used the snipping tool.

  33. John P
    July 18, 2013 at 1:44 am

    snagit

  34. Sammy
    July 18, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Currently i use awesome screenshot. If i grab this software i want to try it.

  35. Willi Burgos
    July 17, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    No fave, currently have 4 screenshooters including Ashampoo's Snap 3. Most often used though is Duck Capture.

  36. Suzi L
    July 17, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Ashampoo Snap 6

  37. Wanda B
    July 17, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    My favourite is Ashampoo Snap 6! :-)

  38. Blake LeBlanc
    July 17, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    My favourite feature is the Capture Scrolling feature

  39. Rodrigo Graça
    July 17, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is.... windows default key (PrtSc....)

  40. Rodrigo Graça
    July 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    No Linux or Mac versions? :(

  41. Krysia B
    July 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    We use SnagIt

  42. Cathy C
    July 17, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I don't have a favourite This is new to me and something I am very interested in learning about!

  43. Aleksandra H
    July 17, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Print screen on keyboard

  44. Rhealyn B
    July 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Soon to be >>> My favourite screenshot tool isAshampoo Snap 6! :)

  45. Matthew Koziorowski
    July 17, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    My favorite screenshot tool is.. I don't have a favorite screenshot tool yet.

  46. mike w
    July 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    never used one

  47. Kenzie M
    July 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

    My favorite screenshot tool is currently the Snipping Tool in Windows 7.

  48. Vinay K
    July 17, 2013 at 7:47 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap

  49. Roman V
    July 17, 2013 at 7:38 am

    uhm-ehm... I have used "prt sc" button for looooooong time, but that may be over with Ashampoo Snap 6 :)

  50. Adly A
    July 17, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Never use them before and only know PrtSc button. Want to try this one.

  51. Otaku LEE
    July 17, 2013 at 7:10 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is Awesome screenshot(chrome plugin)

  52. Gord
    July 17, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I don't have a favourite one yet!

  53. Terry B
    July 17, 2013 at 6:17 am

    My favorite screenshot tool is...

    Ashampoo Snap (currently using 5 so this new version 6 would be nice =)

  54. Jane Smith
    July 17, 2013 at 5:57 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6.

  55. Jane Smith
    July 17, 2013 at 5:56 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is...Ashampoo Snap 6

  56. Vic Limbo
    July 17, 2013 at 4:57 am

    My favorite is Ashampoo Snap old full version of course...

  57. Stephen H
    July 17, 2013 at 2:34 am

    My favourite screenshot tool is...Never really used one all the time but Ashampoo Snap 6 looks like a winner to me!!

  58. mukiz
    July 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Ashampoo Snap 6
    Features are very good...

  59. Victor O
    July 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Monosnap!

  60. Bill
    July 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I like Snag It, but then it was the only one I have tried (other than Print Screen key)

  61. Popa B
    July 16, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap!

  62. Andrea B
    July 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is...Jing

  63. Henning de Beer
    July 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Currently I am using Screenhunter. Would like to try Ashampoo 6.

  64. GuardianX
    July 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I have previous versions 3/4/5 of Ashampoo Snap Screenshot tool.

    The plain simple truth is; Ashampoo has been the best, is the best and will continue to be the best in software excellence.

  65. Mandip Das
    July 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6!

  66. Jim L
    July 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Ashampoo user....So..!!! Nice offer!

  67. Ascalion
    July 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    So far I've been using PicPick, but it could be improved by something like Ashampoo's...

  68. Fred
    July 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Right now is XnView since it's all I've used because it's free :p

  69. Zsolt Janka
    July 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    snap

  70. Alex G
    July 16, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Ashampoo Snap 4 :)

  71. Randy D.
    July 16, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Don't have one yet, but hope to.

  72. Axel C
    July 16, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool AT THE MOMENT is Screenshot Captor from DonationCoder (http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html)

    It's great and free.

    It has a lot of options, but the interface looks a bit basic.

    But i've been using it for over 3 years and I still love it.

    But I could use something new. ;)

  73. Fred
    July 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is...Ashampoo Snap 6

  74. Joseph F
    July 16, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6! :D

  75. Guy Bergeron
    July 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I need this software so bad... got to get it, please!

  76. Eric Francisco
    July 16, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Debut Capture at the moment. Perhaps it will change to Ashampoo 6 if I manage to win a copy. ;)

  77. Theodore G
    July 16, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6 :D

  78. Tejash C
    July 16, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Jing.

  79. Mihir C
    July 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I dont use a screenshot tool!

  80. Ryan Campbell
    July 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Currently, my favorite screenshot tool is Greenshot.

  81. George
    July 16, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    my favourite screenshot tool is... I don't know because I've never really used anything other than the Prnt Scrn button, but I'm sure it would be Ashampoo!

  82. Daniel Ooi
    July 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Jing

  83. bobeyuno
    July 16, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I had no idea there was other screen capture software. Been using the snipping tool :/

  84. Dany Bouffard
    July 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    oCam 11.5 cause it can also capture movies, so I can help out friends by making a movie of what to do when they need it.

  85. zerifi
    July 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Ashampoo Snap 5!

  86. Francisco Nunes
    July 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    My favourite screenshot tool is Ashampoo Snap 6

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