Ashampoo Magical Snap 1.20 Review

By Team Digit | Updated Apr 01 2007
Ashampoo Magical Snap 1.20 Review
70 /100
  • design


  • performance


  • value for money


  • features


Ashampoo Magical Snap 1.20 detailed review

A lite replacement for {Prt Scr}

This software is aimed at freeing you from the mildly irritating process of pressing [Alt] [Prt Scr] and then opening MS Paint each time you want to take a screenshot.

Installation is standard, but most of the chaos starts once the program has started. You are greeted with a dock-like bar at the top of the screen which lets you configure the program. Screenshots can be taken using predefined settings, manually selecting the region, or automatically, which takes the screenshot of the window under the mouse pointer. Multiple screenshots can be taken one after the other-a time-saving feature.

Once the screen capture is complete, the user is automatically thrown into full-screen image manipulation mode, where basic changes to the screenshot can be done. Simple manipulations such as cropping and rotating are available on a dock-style toolbar. A separate toolbar can be used to add special effects such as "spotlight" or "draw shapes." The screenshots can be e-mailed, printed, or saved using a toolbar. Only three formats are supported-BMP, JPEG, and PNG.

Even though Ashampoo Magica Snap is a simple little screenshot app, it is multilingual. The already hyperactive interface can be freshened by applying additional skins. A news channel can be enabled to alert you with updates ad news. Being a software concerned with imaging, we expected support for many more formats.

Help is present as a Windows Help file with basic information on each of the features. Plenty of screenshots do most of the explaining.

Ashampoo Magical Snap is best suited for people creating documentation for software or sites, who need to take several screenshots and highlight certain features of their software. It lets one effortlessly add special effects and make screenshots look a lot more professional.

The price tag of $9.99 (Rs 450) means it's cheap, and is very good value for money for someone who requires the features on offer. If it's advanced features you're looking for minus the crazy interface, HyperSnap-DX or WinSnap would perhaps be a better choice, but be prepared to shell out a lot more.

 Performance :     3
 Features :   4.5
 Ease of use :   3.5   
 Value for Money :   3
 Overall :          3.5

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Price : $9.99 (Rs. 450)


Ashampoo Magical Snap 1.20 Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹450
Release Date: 01 Apr 2007
Market Status: Launched
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