The Snipping Tool in Windows 10/8/7 lets you take take screenshots in Windows 10. 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 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, a 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 the 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
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.
You can capture the full screen, window, part of the screen – all in quick, easy steps. It also allows elliptical screen captures and screen captures with delay. The UI looks pretty cool and includes a wizard to help you with the tool. You can access the tool and all its feature by right-clicking on its icon sitting in the notification area. Download it here. <Link removed as it does not seem to be available now>
Screenshot Captor makes it easy to manage several screenshots 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.
LiveCapture lets you capture Full-screen screenshots, Active window screenshots, Window control screenshots, Selected area screenshots, Fixed area screenshots. It also includes an All-in-one capture tool, Magnifier, Color Picker Color Palette, Editor, Ruler and more!
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 features a powerful capture tool, image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard, etc. 7capture gives you clean rounded images. SnapIt utility is a screenshot taking utility for Windows, which operates with just two keys viz SHIFT and TILDA. goScreenCapture makes sharing easy. Snipaste lets you capture individual UI components. ChrisPC Screen Recorder is another option. It lets you capture a screenshot, record the screen and edit videos.
Let me know if I have missed your favorite freeware screenshot tool!
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