[Contest] FireShot Pro


Whenever we think of screen capture the first thing that comes to our mind is the PrntScr button. But one thing we all will agree that PrntScr is just a basic mode of screen capture. For more advanced captures we need specialized tools that can handle the job easily and efficiently. Another drawback of using PrntScr is it doesn’t have any integrated image editors. So if you need to edit your capture then you must have a separate image editor installed or else you cannot edit the image you just captured.

To make our screen capturing experience better and to eliminate these problems, nowadays we get many such advanced capturing tools. Few of them are quite well known and I am sure many of you are using such tools also. But the problem with these kind of standalone applications is they are sometimes quite heavy on system resource and are bundled with many features and functions which you may never use. With so many unnecessary features and functions it looks complicated for a general user and they find tough to use it.

But, today I will show you one very interesting screen capture tool. I called it interesting because it is not a windows application, infact it is a browser extension. It is called FireShot. FireShot is available for all the popular browsers (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Seamonkey and Thunderbird) and it can capture, edit, annotate, organize, export, upload and print screenshot form any webpage.

FireShot: Description and Features

FireShot is a browser extension that can not only capture screenshots from any web pages but also edit those. Along with editing it can also print, upload, export and annotate the screen captures. FireShot is available for all the popular browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome etc.

FireShot comes in two flavors- FireShot and FireShot Pro. While FireShot itself is good enough for general users but the Pro version adds even more interesting and useful features. Later on this article I will discuss more about the difference between the two and look closely on the features of the Pro version.

Now let us have a closer look on FireShot- its features and how it works.
Currently FireShot don’t have any universal installer so just select the browser in which you want FireShot to be installed and it will immediately start installing. The installation isn’t much complicated and is same as installing any other browser extensions. Once installation completes you will see a big red “S” icon on your browser.

Whenever you want to capture any web page you just need to click on that “S” icon and you will see a dropdown menu with few capturing options. FireShot has the option to capture the entire web page, only the visible part or any selected section or the whole browser window.
Once you select the option you currently need you will see another list that suggest you what to do with the captured image. You can save it, edit it, upload it, email it, print it, copy it etc. FireShot is very flexible and it gives you a whole lot of options to do with your captured image.

The above screenshot shows the FireShot image editor. The image editor is filled with features to enhance your capture. Along with basic drawing tools it also has few options like upload, mail, export etc. The upload options helps to directly upload to free image hosting servers like ImageShack, Picasa, Flickr etc. It can also directly upload to your Facebook account. The mail option create email messages with the capture while the export feature exports the captured image to any other third part editors installed on the system.
The positives of this image editor are it is extremely light on resource and has got no unnecessary features to confuse the user. It is extremely easy to use and has got the precise tools that are required in an image editor.

With that being said, now I hope I have given you guys a fair reflection of what FireShot actually is and how exactly it works. Before concluding this article, as promised earlier, I would like to let you know the extra features that you’ll get on the Pro version of FireShot.

The Pro version of FireShot will cost you around $34.95 USD and it will be a one-time fee. The advanced features which you’ll get on FireShot Pro are:

  • Multi-editor interface.
  • Uploading to Flickr, Google Picasa, ImageShack, EasyCaptures.
  • Easily customized uploads to FTP and HTTP servers.
  • Organizing files into projects.
  • Saving and Loading graphic files.
  • Unlimited Undo.
  • Work with clipboard.
  • Printing.
  • Custom bitmaps for watermarking.

 

Verdict

In this article I just presented the basic work flow of FireShot Pro. It is extremely easy to use and every user, from novice to expert, will find it quite useful. FireShot is extremely light weight extension and it won’t affect your browsing experience at all. It has all the features and function that are required during screen captures and all of it works quite accurately without any fail.

There can be few people, who are using windows application for capturing screenshots, can complain about fewer features but then again we shouldn’t forget that it is a light weight browser extension. Another thing we must remember that this is a browser extension, so it can capture anything and everything that can be seen on the browser, outside you browser it will not work.

FireShot don’t have any universal installer. So if you want to try it on more than one browser then you need to install it separately on each of them. I have already requested the developer to build a universal installer.

I have been using FireShot Pro for quite some time now and honestly I find it quite useful for me. I really enjoyed using it and it makes screen capturing much easier for me. It has all the features that you need for screen captures. So if you are someone who captures screenshots from web pages frequently then this tool is a must have for you. I would request you all to try it and I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed by amazingAG

 

In cooperation with FireShot (sponsor of this giveaway), we can offer 10 licenses of FireShot Pro.

To get the chance to win:

1 – subscribe to our email Feeds (remember to check your inbox for the activation link)

2 – submit a comment to this post with a valid email address (will be used to send the license)

3 – (optional but very appreciatedfollow us on twitter, facebook or Google Plus

We would be happy if you could share this giveaway. Thank you.

Winners will be selected using random.org



Did you enjoy this post? Get TipRadar.com updates via email...


Your information will not be shared with anyone.


Filed Under: Contests wonGiveaways and contests

Tags:

RSSComments (76)

Leave a Reply | Trackback URL

  1. abeon says:

    Really useful app. I would be great to win a license.

  2. Cool says:

    count me in pls. thank

  3. Maner says:

    Very interesting ! Hope to get one license. Thank you !

  4. KK says:

    Pls count me in. Thank you.

  5. TipRadar says:

    Very good review ;)

  6. Sushil says:

    Thanks S-M for this giveaway….
    Great review by amazingAG…
    I am in for this contest..

  7. Dacko says:

    Interesting, useful ans very good application. Thanks a lot.

  8. Paddy says:

    G’Day,

    This would certainly be a very useful study aid for me, to help capture information in visual form and when used alongside a note taking application and database i would have another indispensible tool to continue with my dissertation.

    Thanks

    Good Luck to All.

  9. Damian says:

    count me in
    thanks

  10. Jef says:

    Please, count me in.

    Thanks

  11. suyanto says:

    count me in please

  12. William says:

    Nice find, please count me in.

  13. ha14 says:

    Handy tool to snapshot important details on webpage without launching external soft. Thanks for the contest.
    https://twitter.com/#!/ha014/status/186845101773946880

  14. Lee says:

    Please count me in thanks!

  15. sumit_g says:

    count me in….ty!

  16. sidd srk says:

    Thanks for this Giveaway sir.Please count me in.I have tried it and It seems to be a very good software for image capturing.Hope i win.

  17. viejo says:

    I would like to win this one.

  18. k19s says:

    Hi, FireShot is a wonderful application, I have used the trial several time and it does the trick. Please count me in

    Thanks

  19. david weaver says:

    Useful app. Please count me in.

  20. Have says:

    Hi!
    Good program. Count me in please.
    Best regards!

  21. BillKoochooloo says:

    Hi, thanks, please count me in too!

  22. Roti says:

    I’m in, thanks for the giveaway!

  23. windblower says:

    Nice App, I use it for a long time. It would be great to have it in Pro version :)

  24. vasilis says:

    Very good offer! Im hoping i will win

  25. al7awye says:

    Thank you for this great giveaway. I would like to take a part in this contest. Greetings

  26. Templar says:

    Would be great to own a copy. Thanks

  27. aemweg says:

    I´m lokking for teh best working screen shot prog. perhaps this will do it. please count me in.

  28. ali says:

    teşekkürler

  29. Alan Parker says:

    I would definitely use this!

  30. Angel Velichkov says:

    Thanks for the review and the giveaway! Count me in please!

  31. nishi says:

    count me in please

  32. sheldon366 says:

    Handy app. Please count me in.

  33. Sandeep says:

    Thanks. Please count me

  34. Jim-1 says:

    Thanks! :-)

  35. vinay says:

    Count me in i am interested

  36. Mr.Dave says:

    Been using the free version for a few months and find it very helpful at times. Works very well within Firefox!

  37. acatatease says:

    Thanks for making this available. An app that gets used daily and a Pro version would certainly be welcomed. Do toss my name into the hat.

  38. ajit singh says:

    nice software !! thanks

  39. Bobo355 says:

    Thanks!

  40. Avik says:

    count me in plz thanks

  41. Ali says:

    fantastic piece of code
    consider me please
    thanks

  42. Anish Shah says:

    Awesome …..!!
    Count me in !!!!

  43. haclong0901 says:

    PLEASE COUNT ME

    THANKS

  44. rob says:

    nice tool – seems helpful aid!

  45. bjennis says:

    Great tool for documentation of web sites and programs

  46. Salini says:

    plz count me in….thank u

  47. eee says:

    Sounds good. Count me in, thanks.

  48. SamChan says:

    I hope to win one copy of this useful software.
    Please count me in…
    Thanks Tipradar for the giveaway :)

  49. vinay says:

    Count Me Also I am Interested

  50. Grr says:

    Nice, useful product & a good review AG.

    Please count me in for this giveaway.

    A small correction is required on the price. The $34.95 USD per copy. One-time fee for PRO is valid only this week. After that it revers to usual price of $59.95

    Thanks,
    Grr

  51. John d says:

    thanks and count me in.

    john d

  52. Pito says:

    Count me in, thanks

  53. Hossein says:

    Nice Software,

    Count me in!

  54. Abi says:

    Thanks give away. Please count me

  55. mohamed abdalazez says:

    Thanks for contest.
    Please count me in

  56. Philipp says:

    Thanks for the contest. Please count me in.

  57. Randy says:

    Count me in…

  58. drWoo says:

    It seems that could be a very useful tool for internauts…

  59. Kamelka says:

    Very good. Please count me in. Thanks.

  60. azziz07 says:

    Making easily screenshots on the fly with Fireshot is excellent experience. Thanks for the contest.

  61. FREEEEMAN says:

    Random god be kind xD

  62. Bionic says:

    Hi guys & many thanQ’s for reviewing!
    Terrific/comprehendible product & Yes.. mighty useful.

    Subscribed & sharing of course.
    http://twitter.com/Bionic_/status/188636563289288704

  63. nadia says:

    Nice Giveaway, Count me in

  64. zezo says:

    Thanks for contest. Please count me in.

  65. true_love says:

    Please count me in for this great giveaway

  66. adham says:

    Count me in please
    thanks

  67. kingoflove says:

    thank you for the opportunity

  68. abdo says:

    Please count me in for this great giveaway

  69. tien_bg90 says:

    Please count me in, too! I am currently using a trial, and like it so far!
    Thanks!

  70. Ali says:

    many thanks for this great tool

  71. Grr says:

    Thanks, email received/sent.

    Grr

  72. shailesh says:

    Very useful app.
    Count me in

    Thanks!

  73. Selva says:

    This tools is very helpful for creating documents and very helpful in QA process as well. Whenever you find an problem or different behaviour of you app, you could make a screenshot of that and explain your problem immediately. There is not much application/plugin providing this option.

    Thanks to the Fireshot TEAM!!!