Software for RISC OS


A versatile screen capture program

What is Snapper?

Snapper is a versatile screen capture program. It allows you to save a specified area of the screen as a sprite, png or jpeg. The modes of operation of Snapper are

armv7ok.png - 1014 bytesSnapper has been tested successfully on the BeagleBoard, PandaBoard, iMX6, IGEPv5, and on the Raspberry Pi.

Snapper was originally written by David Pilling, and supplied as a component of his scanning and image processing software suite. With the full agreement and cooperation of David, Chris Johnson has taken on the maintenance and development of Snapper, and the latest version is now freely available to all. A further consequence of this is that any correspondence about Snapper should be directed to Chris Johnson, and not to David.


You can download the Snapper application, complete with manual in html format, as a zip file

Download Snapper, Version: 1.31 (3 May 2016), Zip file size: 408 KB

There is a listing of the changes since the previous version of Snapper.


All communication about Snapper should now be directed to Chris Johnson ( ). Suggestions for new features are always welcome.

Other useful links

David Pilling's web site is at, in particular, the RISC OS section of the site is at