MWSnap, screen capture utility

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MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen. 

Current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, or a fixed or free rectangular part of the screen. MWSnap handles 5 most popular graphics formats and contains several graphical tools: a zoom, a ruler, a color picker and a window spy. It can be also used as a fast picture viewer or converter.

MWSnap does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up your system.

MWSnap is freeware, but your donations are gladly accepted.

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Current stable version:, 06 Jul 2002
Platform: any 32-bit Windows (including XP)
  v.3.00 as Setup (recommended): site 1, site 2 (643 KB)
  v.3.00 as ZIP file: site 1, site 2 (601 KB)  Be sure to unpack internal "Lang" subfolder!
  Up-to-date languages pack: (123 KB, 16 Mar 2003)

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Available language versions

I'd appreciate your help in translating the program to other languages!

Some user comments

"Wow, what a fine job you did in making MWSnap!! I have been completely amazed at how many features it has for such a small program! In fact, each time I checked to see if it had another feature that I was looking for... there it was, exactly as I hoped it would be!!!!
I have not found any other screen capture utilities to match it. I love the way it automatically saves each captured picture to the folder of my choice, and in the format of my choice, so that I can keep capturing without having to bother with naming the files or telling it where to put them.
I could go on and on... it has so many good features! Even the help menu is great! Thanks so much for taking the time to make MWSnap!"
    - Ed Gibbons, Baltimore Maryland, USA

"I thought Screen Seize of PC Magazine is the best and smallest program for screen capturing, but after running MWSnap I found it a much better application. I would rate it 10/10 for its usefulness and compactness."
    - Tahir Mahmood

"I just want to thank you for your freeware program "MW Snap v 1.10". It is helping me tremendously to take snapshots from data - graphs (charts) on my screen. Thank you so much for your nice piece of software. I searched on the net for programs like the one you made, and I must admit: The most important thing is not that your program is for free ... But the great thing is that your little screenshot program is just THE BEST !!!!!! It has very nice features and produces no software bugs (at least not on my PC). This is important because I'm running software full of financial data on my computer and the last thing I need is software bugs or crashes. Thanks again for this tremendous piece of intelligent work."
    - Luigi Cerizza

"I thought I would write you a quick email to say thank you for two such great programs as PINs and MWSnap! I downloaded them from your web site almost a week ago - and have used both of them daily since!"
    - Sue James

"What a joy to download software that is short (and easily downloadable), does the job (VERY WELL! ) and it's FREE. You're too good to be true. THANK YOU."
     - Colin Woodhouse 

"Just want to say up front that this is by far one of the easiest to use and functionally perfect "screen shot" programs I've encountered. Better than the ones that I paid top $ for!"
     - Don Collier


What's new in MWSnap, 06 Jul 2002 Beta RC2, 03 Jul 2002 Beta RC1, 28 Jun 2002 Beta, 18 Jun 2002 Beta, 22 May 2002 Beta, 04 Apr 2002 Beta, 27 Mar 2002
v., 27 Nov 2001
v., 18 Nov 2001

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Last update: 16 Mar 2003