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Can anyone recommend a simple screenshot tool that can be installed as a portable app?

... that quickly facilitates the de-focusing of inverted selections (I.e., Capture screen, select portion of screen capture : press hot-key / click button : and (hopefully, although a default with a hot-key would be good) have options to choose from, to de-focus inverted selection - like reduced contrast, b&w conversion, etc.

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marked as duplicate by Dennis Williamson, Troggy Feb 4 '11 at 8:21

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What OS are you running? –  Mikeysoft Feb 4 '11 at 7:43
    
@Dennis very true, it's amazing how posting a question shows related questions, is overlooked. In the future I'm just going to glance over the Related list on unanswered questions before answering. –  invert Feb 4 '11 at 7:56
    
People - I am not asking for a stock standard screen capture utility(!) - All "duplicates" are asking for JUST a portable screen capture utility, which them Google'ng for would have been much faster than posting a question here. I am asking for a screen capture tool that does something very SPECIFIC... STOP CLOSING MY QUESTIONS... Wesley has the answer exactly right, just a disappointment there is not a free alternative. –  user66001 Feb 4 '11 at 9:07

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update: Snagit is a commercial application that does what you want:

Spotlight and magnify

Draw attention to a specific part of your image. Just select the portion you want and Snagit will blur and darken everything else.


Irfanview portable. Press C to access the screen capture mode, timed or hotkey activated. It's a viewer that has many image manipulation functions as well.

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I know of quite a few screen capture tools that allow what I want, but all of them take a dozen or more clicks to simply invert select and dim the rest of the screen (or other action to de-focus information you don't want people to pay too much attention to - Like this ... img841.imageshack.us/i/delk.png. Do you know if infanview does this? –  user66001 Feb 4 '11 at 7:47
    
With a click of a button? No. There are commercial ones that do, though. See the answer update. Aprt from paying, you can just do some image editing to achieve the same. –  invert Feb 4 '11 at 8:02

I'm use PicPick. It's portable and has small editor

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Thanks, but already looked at that, are required more clicks than wanted to perform this operation. –  user66001 Feb 4 '11 at 8:49

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