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Test Of Archiving Software - SnagIt

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Type

Name

Platform

Version

Price

URL

Remarks

Screenshots

SnagIt

Windows

7.1.2

39.95 EUR

www.techsmith.com/producs/snagit/

Can also be used to archive† web pages in a static state and screen recordings
A 30-day trial version can be downloaded

 

Conclusion

SnagIt can make a screenshot of the full screen image, objects on the screen (such as windows), or areas of the screen image. The programme offers a high degree of flexibility, with editing options and a choice of archiving format as well as defining keyboard shortcuts for various archiving methods. The archived web pages (of which parts are visible on the screen at the time of archiving) appear correctly. The programme also includes an integrated image browser in which the archived screen shots can be reviewed.

 

Recommended settings

The programme is used by choosing to make a screenshot of either an object on the screen, the full screen image or an area of the screen (or a screen recording), after which the  'Capture' button is activated. The screenshot is now shown in an editing window and can be cut and edited before saving to the hard disk in the desired format.

 

Archiving speed

Archiving time (min)

File size (MB)

Archiving speed (MB/min)

Degree of presence required

Not tested

Not tested

Not tested

Not tested

 

Test details


Test date and time: Tuesday November 2 2004, 2,30 p.m. – 2,55 p.m.

Tested by: Bo Hovgaard Thomasen

Tested by archiving: www.dr.dk/kroniken

Speed test carried out by archiving : www.dr.dk/nyheder/html/nyheder/baggrund/tema2003/krise/index.jhtml

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Test results

The following have been evaluated according to the following scale for the number of archived elements: 0=none, 1=few, 2=average, 3=most, 4=all

Structure

-a

3

--a

aa

Cascading Style Sheets

4

The archived material appears as defined† in CSS.

Page composition

4

Elements are correctly positioned on all archived web pages.

Background

4

All backgrounds are archived

Pop-up-windows

-

Pop-up windows are only archived to the extent that they are present in the foreground of the screen image.

Archiving of all the desired web pages

-

The parts of a web page or pages present in the foreground of the screen image are archived. It will often only be possible to archive part of a web page.

Movement between elements in the structure

Link

0

aa

Print/writing

Textual link

0

Links not active, the archived material is a static snapshot.

Pull-down menu

0

Links not active, the archived material is a static snapshot

Formulas such as login

0

Links not active, the archived material is a static snapshot

Image

Animation

0

Links not active, the archived material is a static snapshot

Graphics

0

Links not active, the archived material is a static snapshot

Photo

0

Links not active, the archived material is a static snapshot

Moving images

0

Links not active, the archived material is a static snapshot

Link target

0

aa

Print/writing

Text

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Image

Animation

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Graphics

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Photo

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Moving images

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Other

-

aa

Sound

a

0

Links not active, therefore link targets are not archived.

Automation

0

aa

aa

Automatic redirection

0

Automatic redirection is not archived

Movement in elements in the structure

Automatic + inherent

0

aa

Print/writing

aa

0

Movable print/writing not archived.

Image

Animation

0

Animation not archived.

Moving images

0

Moving images not archived.

Banner ads

0

Banner ads archived only as static snapshot.

Sound

Background sound

0

Sound not archived

Banner ads

0

Sound not archived

Automatic + online

1

aa

Print/writing

Chat as reader

2

Print/writing can only be archived as snapshots.

Image

Moving images

0

Moving images are not archived, as the archived material is a snapshot.

Sound

aa

0

Sound not archived.

User intervention + inherent

0

aa

Print/writing

Archived chat

-

Not tested

Mouse-over

0

Mouse-over text is not archived

Quizzes

-

Not tested

Clickable maps

0

Clickable maps are archived, but in a static state.

Image

Non-streamed image (such as slide show, clickable map)

0

The archived material is a snapshot.

Games

0

Games are archived only as snapshots.

Quizzes

0

Quizzes† are archived only as snapshots.

Clickable maps (w. zoom or activation)

0

Clickable maps are archived but are not active.

Mouse-over

0

Mouse-over images are correctly archived and are active.

Lyd

Non-streamed sound (e.g. activated in games, quizzes, etc.)

0

Sound is not archived

Mouse-over

0

Sound is not archived

User intervention + online

0

aa

Print/writing

Chat (as participant)

0

User intervention not possible. The archived material is static.

Polls

0

User intervention not possible The archived material is static.

Test-yourself

0

User intervention not possible The archived material is static.

Image

Streamed images

0

User intervention not possible The archived material is static.

Games

0

User intervention not possible The archived material is static.

Sound

Streaming (both archived and live)

0

Sound not archived.

Non-movable elements

aa

3

aa

Print/writing

aa

4

All print/writing is archived correctly

Image

aa

4

All images are archived correctly

Sound

aaa

0

Sound is not archived

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The test was carried out by graduate student Bo Hovgaard Thomasen during the period from July- December 2004, and its premises and main results are explicated in the text Test of software and strategies for micro-archiving websites.

Note: We do not have the resources to offer technical support or other advice on the use of the tested archiving programme beyond what can be found on this web page.