John wants to do some screenshots with arrows and highlighting
I have been a longtime member of your weekly Newsletter and admire your unfailing helpfulness to all who seek your advice. I observe the highlighting, insertion of arrows and circles which you frequently add to various illustrations in your notes to us. Can you recommend a program I can download to do the same on a Windows 7 or 8 computer?
Hi John, thanks for being a long-time subscriber and for your kind words.
We’re happy to tell you that you can use exactly the same program we use, and it’s free. It’s called FastStone Capture and, though the version we use and we’re citing here is very old, it works well on Windows 7 and Windows 8x. The version we use is the last freeware version of FastStone Capture (all newer versions are commercial software – meaning you have to pay for them.) While the paid version has more gizmos, we have always found the freeware version to do everything we need it to do and therefore we still use it.
You can get the last freeware version of Faststone Capture here. If you want the direct download link, it’s here.