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Ashampoo Snap 2018 Showcase

Ashampoo Snap 2018 Showcase

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Just two months ago, I brought to your attention the top-tier screen capture software utility by the fine folks at Ashampoo, called Snap 10. Today, I can announce that a new 2017 entry-level version, entitled Snap 2018.  This program is still filled with all of the features that you loved from the prior edition, coupled with a couple of improvements, and newfound features in to have at your disposal. If you need to grab images from your screen, this is a fine, basic program to meet that challenge head-on. While I will not rehash what I highlighted before (as you can reference my prior articles on this site), I wanted to showcase some of the newest features, which might resonate with you, my faithful readers.

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Not unlike the full suite of Snap 10, they have added support for 3D Games screen capture. It works very similarly to the version contained in the Snap 10 and is an excellent version for non-professional gamers. If you have ever wanted to capture your exploits and share them with the world, you no longer have any excuse, as this is now in the palms of your hands. This is a way for disabled people to share their passions with the world.2058ff4

The other aspect that I want to highlight, today, is they have added more additional screen capture sizes. The main area of improvement is how they have focused on more fixed window sizes. The importance of that can be found in the renewed focus on 4K gaming and the breakthrough movement of VR. As widescreen, high-resolution gaming has come into its own, within the last decade, and the companion growth of YouTube and/or Twitch.tv streaming. The needs of the aforementioned streamers and audience, requires proper aspect ratio images and videos to embedded elements for their production needs.  Knowing that your capture program will capture them at a fixed window size that will match the source makes the process seamless. In short, a vital key component for 21st Century eSports and gaming viewership.

25a8dwpIf you adore Ashampoo products, you will like this as it continues their fine tradition, for great, free programs. You cannot beat the price, and that is not something that you can deny. As always, keep on techin’ . . .

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Blog Creature Type – Changling

This week’s post is to notify my loyal readers/followers that this blog is growing in focus, with a renewed emphasis on how gamers of all stripes play games (digital and physical). In addition, I also feel compelled to show how they interact with the community, through social media,  software platforms (OS’s, front-ends) adaptive controllers/hardware, and multimedia usage. I will also give examples of the best tools and tips that they need to be competitive, honest, and above all, great sports, in these same, said activities.

Fear not! I set out to educate, give perspective, and show people that the disabled are very capable players of games, like Magic, and that will not change. What these changes really means is that I can better serve my community, by highlighting the ways technology is helping to close the gap between the “typical” able-bodied gamer and “special-needs” players. The end goal is to show that such diversity is only additive to the mix, and not a detriment to the sub-cultures prevalent in the 21st. Century.