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Hello, we are create internal documentation, and recording the screen of how to setup say a firewall would be helpful. Is there a free software that does taht we can use to store for configurations?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I use SnagIt as it is best. But the Windows snipping tool works also and it comes with Windows.

My How To Articles and solutions have all kinds of how-to screen shots
Darrell PorterEnterprise Business Process Architect

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Are you looking to have static screen shots or an actual video?

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actual video, nothing crazy long maybe a few seconds usually.
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Techsmith snagit &  jing are good for short items same with snipping tool.
Problem recorder records everything.
Camtasia for customized presentations.

Try each (each has a not watermarked trial) and see what suits you the best
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I use SnagIt for short items and Camtasia for longer presentations.

Videos would not be my choice for technical setups. Why?  User needs to stop and do the steps. Accordingly, in my experience, screen shots work best.
I agree with John about video vs. still screens.  With rare exception, I find it MUCH more convenient to read some text telling me what to do and to see a screenshot to illustrate it.  That way I can skip through as quickly or as slowly as I wish.  Rarely do I really need instruction beyond brief text.  Having to listen to someone read it to me is frustrating and not very efficient.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Use ShareX. It can do animated GIFs
https://getsharex.com/

actual video, nothing crazy long maybe a few seconds usually.
Or ScreenCast-o-Matic
https://screencast-o-matic.com

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