26 March 2015

17 March 2015

Useful freeware Windows screenshot tool with annotation

Windows Snipping Tool is a simple and quick screen snapper which I find myself using the most out of my various screen grabbing tools.

I would recommend Lightscreen or Snipping Tool usually but when it comes to doing quick and easy annotations, I have started to find myself relying more and more on Greenshot.

This little tool seems to be quite heavy on options (maybe too heavy) but it also offers some satisfying features that enable you to essentially run a one-stop-shop for snapping, editing, and annotating all in one.

I strongly encourage you to give it a spin!

This image snapped and edited with Greenshot

HandBrake - a great freeware tool for ripping DVD / BluRay to MP4 etc.

There are many tools available that allow you to extract DVDs or BluRay to PC but none that I've found that are as easy or simple to use as the open source tool, HandBrake.

With HandBrake I have managed to batch rip a home-made DVD comprising of multiple chapters into MP4 files on the fly, with some degree of quality control and tweaks.

I won't go into a thorough review here because this is a product highlight - the controls can be a tad finicky here and there but altogether the package provides all the features I have needed thus far, and I am very happy with the results.

Pumping out MP4 videos from a DVD is all I needed, and this one does it for free.

Grab HandBrake here:

12 March 2015

Superbru 2015 - week 4

Patchy start for me on Superbru 2015 ... hopefully I'll pick it up. Let's monitor my comeback or my plummet...