We always emphasize the importance of screenshot capturing utilities and how they can help you explain system problems to your friends or an expert. Just last month, Fawad compiled a list of five of the best free screenshot tools available out there. Today, we will take a closer look into yet another awesome screenshot application labelled RumShot. Created by Andrew Powell from Shellscape Software, this unique software, unlike other screenshot capturing utilities, comes with a twist. Along with grabbing high-resolution shots of your desktop, it also generates beautiful-looking screen previews, snuggled in with a wide variety of user-created themes. It doesn’t contain a plethora of features like other famous tools, including our own favorites, Greenshot and Shotty, but rather depicts a fancy new idea of how we can share different parts of our screens. The intuitive interface takes just a little time to get used to, and comprises a very simple layout. Read on for details.
The setup file of the application and the themes pack both come separately, so you’d need to grab both the files from Shellscape Software website (the download link is provided at the end of this post) to get it working. After installing the utility, just place all the themes (in .rsthemes format) in the Rumshot Themes folder under My Documents. Now, upon launching the application, it will automatically scan all the available themes. You can select your desired theme under the Theme Selector to the right, and there are quite a lot of them to choose from. You may configure various parameters before taking a screenshot, such as Background Color, JPEG Quality and enable/disable settings like Update Preview in Real-Time, Save Screen and Preview as different formats and FTP Screenshot and Preview on Save, where the latter is used to save the captured screens directly to an FTP server by specifying its Username, Password, Port, Address and Target Directory.
When you’re done tweaking your preferred settings, click Take Screenshot and place the tool over the area that you want to capture, Afterwards, just hit the Save Screenshot button, which will let you save both the full screen and the generated preview in JPEG, BMP, PNG or GIF extension.
We quickly created a few different samples using this tool, and the output was gorgeous. Just for a reference, you can check a few of them out below.
The application is available absolutely free and works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported.