CaptureStuff - Capture stuff on the desktop

Basta CaptureStuff


PurposeScreen capture toolbox for Windows
Package size~7.12MB
PlatformsWindows 11/Server 2022 down to 7/2008 R2, 32/64-bit
End User license price$19.95 (major upgrades: $12.95)
Prices in US dollars
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BastaPix users: CaptureStuff has superseded BastaPix. You can order a CaptureStuff upgrade for only $12.95 per license.

CaptureStuff is an integrated collection of tools designed to speed up your communication and creative work. It includes the following components.

A screen copier to capture windows, window parts, display monitors, and areas in multiple shapes including freehand, with transparency support. You can then paste captured elements into other applications or export them to files in multiple formats.

Capture images on the desktop

A color picker to capture pixel colors on the screen and paste them into other applications in just two clicks without losing focus, or export them to files, preview and print them in a web browser.

Pick colors on the desktop

A gauge to measure elements and maps on the desktop with the cursor in multiple units and shapes including multiple-point paths.

Measure stuff on the desktop

A ruler to measure elements and maps on the desktop horizontally and vertically in multiple units. The ruler includes a cursor guide, real-time coordinates and pixel-by-pixel moving for added precision.

Desktop ruler

A magnifier to scrutinize areas on the desktop as you move the cursor around and copy items of interest.

Magnify stuff on the desktop

A Windows clipboard helper to monitor in real-time data copied in applications including image properties and text statistics. You can also import files into the clipboard to paste them into applications, and export or convert copied or imported data to files in multiple formats including TXT, PNG, GIF, JPG, TIFF, BMP, WMF, EMF and ICO.

Open file in clipboard / Export clipboard to file

CaptureStuff runs anchored in the system tray so you can keep it hidden while you focus on your work and bring it up instantly when you need it, or just capture stuff even while it's hidden using the hot keys and auto-copy features.

Hide into the system tray

CaptureStuff is advanced enough to cover the needs of professional designers and simple enough to accommodate casual users. A rich feature set coupled with an efficient interface make CaptureStuff the perfect tool to put your work together better and faster. A must-have app for web and graphic designers, engineers, hobbyists, or anyone fiddling with images, plans, maps, or social media posts.

Spend a few minutes trying CaptureStuff and save many hours using it!

CaptureStuff desktop screen capture copier with multiple shapes and window parts

Screen Copier

CaptureStuff copies the color of any pixel on the desktop to paste it into Photoshop and the like without losing focus

Color Picker

CaptureStuff lets you edit picked colors

Color Editor

CaptureStuff picks colors along with a complete property sheet

Color Properties

CaptureStuff measures distances and areas on the desktop using lines, squares, ellipses and polygons

Measuring Tool

CaptureStuff magnifies desktop areas under the cursor like a loupe


CaptureStuff shows the data copied to the clipboard in multiple formats

Clipboard Helper

CaptureStuff shows all the data formats in the Windows clipboard

Clipboard Data Formats

CaptureStuff displays an onscreen ruler to easily measure things on the desktop

Desktop Ruler

CaptureStuff Options - General

Options - General

CaptureStuff Options - Notifications

Options - Notifications

CaptureStuff Options - Hot Keys

Options - Hot Keys

CaptureStuff Options - Color Export

Options - Color Export

CaptureStuff Options - Maintenance

Options - Maintenance

CaptureStuff taskbar corner icon menu

Taskbar corner icon menu

  • Capture screenshots in many shapes with transparency support.
  • Capture delayed screenshots to include cursor and menu content.
  • Pick colors to edit, paste, save preview and print.
  • Measure screen areas in many shapes and forms.
  • Measure screen areas using a ruler horizontally and vertically.
  • Magnify screen areas for scrutiny.
  • Monitor the Windows clipboard.
  • Display copied text statistics including phrase, word, and character count.
  • Import files in multiple formats into the Windows clipboard for pasting.
  • Export copied data from the Windows clipboard to files in multiple formats.
  • Supports .PNG, .GIF, .JPG, .TIFF, .BMP, .WMF, .EMF and .ICO image formats.
  • Supports Pixel, Pica, Point, Twip, Centimeter, Inch, Dialog and Dialog Base units.
  • Supports CMYK, HSL, HSV, HTML and RGB color representations.
  • Technical specifications.

Version 1.10 on 2024-04-30

  • Performed stability and performance improvements.
  • Discontinued Windows Vista and Server 2008 R1 compatibility to take advantage of newer Windows features. You can download v1.00 to run CaptureStuff on Windows Vista/Server 2008 R1. The new minimum is Windows 7/Server 2008 R2.

Version 1.00 on 2022-07-05

  • Initial release.

The following older versions are available to licensees for downloading: