Mr Shot is a free screenshot capture software that helps to capture desktop screen and provides free hand shape capture feature. Using this free hand feature, you can move mouse cursor randomly to any area of desktop screen to draw a shape, and it will do a screen capture of only that shape. This is a rare to find feature which you won’t find with many similar tools. Apart from this feature, this screen capture software helps to capture a rectangle area or any opened window. All captured screenshots can be enhanced with built-in screenshot editor. Using the screenshot editor, you can add annotations to screenshot, and can save screenshot to PC.
By default, screenshot will be saved as jpg image. But you can change output format to bmp, png, or tiff format as well. As you could see in above screenshot, I have captured a shape using free hand feature that opened with its screenshot editor. You can also use this freeware to capture any shape or to capture desktop screen/opened window.
Similar software: Bug Shooting, Exacto, and MakeShot.
Key Features Present In This Free Screenshot Capture Software:
- A handy screenshot capture freeware that can capture full desktop screen, any rectangular area on desktop, as well as opened window.
- Its free hand shape feature lets you capture any custom shape drawn by you on desktop, which makes it more useful.
- You can add annotations to screenshots to enhance them.
- Support hotkeys to capture screenshots. You can also set any custom hotkey.
- Screenshot can be saved as jpg, bmp, gif, or as tiff image.
- Lightweight and completely free screenshot capture.
How To Use This Screen Capture Software To Capture Freehand Shape or Desktop Screen?
To use this software, you need to install it on your PC. The set up file comes in a zip archive which is just 1.64 MB in size. Download it using the link available at the end of this review. Extract its files and start the installation wizard by double-clicking on setup file. Once the installation is completed, you can use its desktop icon to run it. It runs silently on system tray. To access options, you can use tray icon.
There are four different ways to capture a screenshot with default hotkeys: whole desktop (Ctrl+D), Rectangular area (Ctrl+R), an opened window (Ctrl+W), and Freehand shape (Ctrl+F). Among these, freehand shape feature is unique. It helps to capture desktop screen in any custom shape. You just need to use hotkey and then move mouse cursor using left mouse button.
Immediately, that shape will be captured, and open with its built-in screenshot editor. Now you can add annotations, like rectangle tool, arrow, insert text, use pencil, can select any custom color, change font style, etc. Enhance your screenshot and give a name to it. After this, use Save button, and your screenshot will be saved in jpg format to default location.
To change output format and to select destination location of your choice, use options button.
Mr Shot is really a handy screenshot capture software. The free hand shape capture feature has its advantage over many other screen capture tools. I definitely recommend it. Use the link below to download it: