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Elegant Cropper utility for capturing screen shots

A helpful reader recently pointed me at the handy Cropper screen capture utility for Microsoft Windows.

One of the most time-consuming tasks in creating a post for this blog is capturing small images of UI examples. For certain jobs, Cropper lets me perform this task more quickly than other tools I’ve used. (SnagIt, for example, has grown somewhat ponderous for my needs.) Cropper’s alpha-blended overlay technique for marking the crop boundaries is elegant, and its keyboard support allows you to tweak the position and size of the captured image.