As a Creative, sharing how you’ve produced your latest masterpiece can be a rewarding experience. But finding the time to effectively document the process can prove problematic.

Thankfully, things have moved well beyond the Print Screen key in recent years and tonight we’ll be demonstrating some of the best of breed screen capture applications together with software to manage and techniques to automate the processing of your captures.

Date and Time

26 August 2010, 20:00 – 21:30 BST


Elaine Giles and Mike Thomas


Whether it’s for a user guide, presentation or just to show that you just beat your record score in a game, judging by the number of people in the audience and the pre-presentation chat, taking and editing screen shots is evidently something that is of interest to many people.

In addition to the built-in methods of taking screenshots, we demonstrated a number of applications, both free and paid for, on both the Windows and Mac platform (yes, Elaine left the Windows demos to me). We also covered taking screenshots on an iPhone and iPad and uploading them to a cloud-based service.

Elaine and I worked together to show how to use Dropbox and Hazel to automate the workflow of taking screenshots on Windows and storing them in a specific folder on a Mac.

Review by Mike Thomas