John Kaster

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Free Camtasia download

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Camtasia is one of the tools people use to create Developer Network "TV episodes". TechSmith is now offering Camtasia 3 as a free download. (Camtasia 5 is their latest version and has many nice improvements, but Camtasia 3 is still very capable.)

I discussed Camtasia way back when in this blog entry.

You can download the setup file from

One of the places to get the license file is


Written by John Kaster

November 26, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Posted in IT Industry

21 Responses

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  1. Hi John,

    Just to inform you that Techsmith decide also to give us a version of SnagIt for Free. This tool is a very insteresting tool for screen capture.
    The available free version is the 7.2.5 and you can download it here :

    and you can register it here :

    Best regards.

    Thierry Laborde.

    CodeGear Evangelist for France.


    November 27, 2007 at 1:17 am

  2. “Welcome to this exclusive offering for PC Plus Magazine readers from the United Kingdom”

    Sounds like something I would not link to on a blog that is being read worldwide…

    Holger Flick

    November 27, 2007 at 6:13 am

  3. Holger, the link I provide is just one of many that gives the license. This offer is being provided by many vendors. I thought about this as well before posting the link. Thanks for being socially conscious.

    John Kaster

    November 27, 2007 at 7:47 am

  4. Thierry, thanks for sharing the information on SnagIt. That’s my favorite screen capture tool.

    John Kaster

    November 27, 2007 at 7:48 am

  5. John, that is indeed good to know. I was sceptical and as I know there are multiple free offers, I can use the free version now. Being a software developer yourself makes you think about things like that and I am sure you understand why I was hesitant.

    Holger Flick

    November 27, 2007 at 12:17 pm

  6. This is really cool. I’ve been using version 2.x for sometime for my videos. I really should upgrade to version 5 but I’m cheap. I guess my next video will be using version 3 😉

    Alister Christie

    November 27, 2007 at 1:46 pm

  7. Me thinks TechSmith will enjoy a nice windfall from all of the new registered users.

    Personally, I’m waiting for Tiburón… but if CodeGear had a similar 1/2 price upgrade offer for D007, like TechSmith, CodeGear would also have my upgrade $, like now.

    Bob S

    November 27, 2007 at 6:54 pm

  8. Excellent. I just download this and SnagIT. Thanks, John.


    November 27, 2007 at 11:40 pm

  9. You’re welcome, Trench.

    John Kaster

    November 28, 2007 at 6:58 am

  10. Brilliant. Thanks for the find, John!!

    Dan Miser

    November 28, 2007 at 7:27 am

  11. Another thanks for the link John…

    You can’t help but think that someone at TechSmith must have been to one day and thought, hmmm…

    They will be more than likely recieving an order to upgrade to the latest version soon from me.

    I’m still on TurboPro, holding out till Tiburón arrives… but if CodeGear had a similar, say “1/2 price end of year sale”… CodeGear would have my order for D007 and Tiburón.

    Bob S

    November 28, 2007 at 4:39 pm

  12. This is *SO* cool! I have Snagit 8 and can’t do without it for snapshotting, but financial restrictions have prevented me so far from using Camtasia, so this is very good indeed…

    Fernando Madruga

    November 29, 2007 at 9:01 am

  13. I purchased Camtasia 5 shortly after it was released. Camtasia is an excellent product, and if you find it usefull I recommend purchasing a license to support the company that makes it. FYI, I am in no way affiliated with TechSmith.

    Chris Pietschmann

    November 30, 2007 at 7:17 am

  14. Chris, I agree. Camtasia 5 has some significant improvements over Camtasia 3. We have upgraded our copies at CodeGear to Camtasia 5 as well.

    John Kaster

    December 2, 2007 at 9:30 am

  15. Thanks for pointing this out. I’ve used Camtasia 5, and it is the best capturing tool I’ve ever used.

    Jonathan Benedicto

    December 3, 2007 at 11:40 am

  16. I downloaded SnagIt and it works fantastic for what I needed it for – so far.

    I have been making screen shots of my front page to put on the old site with the redirect.

    I used to have to do it in three-four
    slices and then it took forever to get
    it just right.

    With SnagIt I was able to do it in ONE SHOT.

    That to me, makes the program VERY NECESSARY. I wasted a great deal of time before with much frustration.

    Thanks for allowing us to try it in its full version.

    Roz Fruchtman
    Say It With eCards Judaic Greetings

  17. 영어공부


    December 17, 2007 at 2:58 pm

  18. hi


    April 2, 2008 at 9:19 am

  19. hi may der


    April 2, 2008 at 9:21 am

  20. Camtasi is hard to download


    April 18, 2008 at 11:46 am

  21. […] geht noch, aber habe keine Ahnung ob man die noch registrieren kann, einfach mal ausprobieren.…asia-download/ Habe selbst die Vollversion die nimmt einen viel Arbeit ab beim […]

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