Free Screen Capture Software For Windows 10 / 8 / 7

The Snipping Tool in Windows 7 or Windows 8 lets you take out some nice screenshots on your Windows computer. But if you are looking for a feature-rich yet free screen capture software, then you may want to check out some of these – including our own freeware release – Windows Screen Capture Tool.

Free Screen Capture software for Windows

Gadwin PrintScreen

Gadwin PrintScreen can capture the entire Windows screen, the active window, or a specified area, when the hot key is pressed. The hot key defaults to the PrintScreen key, but users may also define other keys to initiate a capture.

DuckLink Screen Capture

DuckLink Screen Capture is a feature-rich and easy to use freeware screen capture tool which comes with four capture modes that make screen capture easy! Capture the full screen, a window on your screen, region of your screen, or the contents of a tall web page that scrolls.


Greenshot is an open-source screen capture software for Windows operating system, optimized for productivity. Worth a check-out!



SnapCrab lets you can easily take out the screen captures of your PC by few clicks. And with help of pre-built social features you can also share your screen across your social networks and you can make it visible to your friends or people in your network.

Free Screenshot Capture Tool

screenshot capture tool

Free Screenshot Capture is a powerful, yet easy-to-use  screen capture tool. It can help you capture screen, capture webcam images, pick colors on the screen, control brightness, and more. It also includes tools like screen protractor, screen ruler, screen magnifier, which will help you make capturing screenshots more accurate.

Screenshot Captor

Screenshot Captor makes it easy to manage several screen-shots at once and allows users to save an image of an active window, full screen or any rectangular area as a graphics file. It endorses some basic editing features like cropping, highlighting and resizing. In a way, Screenshot Captor helps to grab screenshots with minimal intervention.


Screenpreso lets you capture, edit and save  screenshots, scrolling windows, video and share it directly to social networking sites.

Live Capture


LiveCapture lets you capture Full screen screenshots, Active window screenshots, Window control screenshots, Selected area screenshots, Fixed area screenshots. It also includes a All-in-one capture tool, Magnifier, Color Picker Color Palette, Editor, Ruler and more!

FastStone Capture


FastStone Capture is a popular powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It is now shareware, but you can download it last freeware version from the link mentioned.



Snappy lets you capture screenshots as well as edit the image. If you are a power-user looking for a screenshot capture too + image editor, you may want to check it out. The UI and the icons may not impress you however as they look dated.

PicPick Tools

PicPick Tools features a powerful capture tool, image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and etc. 7capture gives you clean rounded images. SnapIt utility is a screenshot taking utility for Windows, which operates with just 2 keys viz SHIFT and TILDA.

Let me know if I have missed your favorite freeware screenshot tool!

This post on Desktop Recorder and Screen Recording Freeware may also interest you.

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Anand Khanse aka HappyAndyK is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows, since 2006, and the Admin of Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.
  • Caleb

    There’s Snag It, Shotty, SnapDraw, Lightscreen, Cropper, Screen Grab Pro, Jing and many others too.

  • SevenSbc

    The title says ” free programs”, some of these programs you mentioned ain’t free, like SnagIt or Screen green Pro or etc.

  • Ashkan

    Snipping Tool is a handy tool but if I need a better one, I usually use Photoscape instead. It’s a feature-rich photo manager with a full set of editing tools and a practical capturing utility. However, for professional looking screenshots, I simply use Print Screen and Photoshop.

  • Dancarendt

    Thanks for the tip on DuckLink! I’ve been saving scrolling pages as video screen captures (rolling down quickly on theory you can stop playback and snapshot section), or saving separated sections from screen capture browser extensions; DuckLink’s ability to save whole scrolling page as single PNG is great, and will save me a lot of space in a year…worth the 18.6 MB install!

  • John_Sydney

    Years of using the admirably simple yet powerful, highly user-friendly free Gadwin PrintScreen (you want the highest-available resolution .tiff file with that?) have made me a devotee. Other more complex free packages are fine if you need image editing etc.

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  • Nikki

    Mr.Shot 1.51 from

  • Imran Raja

    Thanks for your all post related software In fact, learned a lot of new information.

  • Linda Jonas

    This list misses 1 great free and easy utility,
    which I’ve been using for 2 years.

    The prog is called SnapaShot.

  • JoeyDaBoss

    where to download

  • Anand Khanse
  • Elina

    Thanks. I tried. It can not work well on my Windows 8 computer. But I like free screenshot software to take a screenshot.

  • Catjaws

    I just downloaded Ducklink Screen Capture,but the scrolling capture option doesn’t work.I just get the visible screen .I have Firefox 35.0 and Win 7. SC doesn’t work in several other browsers either (Chrome,Opera,Aviator).I emailed the developers to see if they have any tips.

  • Angelina

    Is this for recording the screen too or just screen shotting?

  • Anand Khanse
  • Buck

    Why bother when if you are on windows you can take a screen
    shot or use the snipping tool

  • Jas

    Hi sir,bought a Dell Prcession 380DT on E-bay without a hdd installed wind7-64-bit-bios-a004 with a genuine dell dvd.Cant connect to internet because network adaper missing on device manager any solution will be appreciated.Got some screen shots.

  • James Perry

    Just want to say thank you, I’ve recently started utlizing Snipping Tool with window 8 and windows 10

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