Taking screenshots in Windows 10 is very easy because the operating system comes with a built-in tool for doing just that. However, that program is quite limited in what it can do; therefore, some users prefer to download third-party software to get things done in the way they want. There are many free screenshot tools on the web right now for Windows 10, and the majority are more than competent. But today we’re going to talk about one, and it’s called Sniptool – Screen Capture.
We’ve been using it for a few days now, and can say for certain that it has worked quite well since then. The user interface is easy to understand, and all the important features are located in an easy to reach section. In terms of the settings are, well, there’s not much to talk about there than the ability to change the hotkey to take screenshots. Yes, other similar tools have a broader settings area, but what we have here is something simple, and as such, we can understand why the settings section is underwhelming at best.
Sniptool Screen Capture Tool for Windows
Capturing and annotating screenshots can be a major issue without the right tools. However, with Sniptool, the problem goes right out the window in an instant.
Sniptool is a screen capture tool that lets you capture one or more selected areas on your desktop and save it with optional annotations. You can combine multiple captures into one canvas and add text, arrows, number bullets and shapes to annotate your capture. There is also an option to blur parts of the image for privacy. Your finished screenshot can be saved as JPG or PNG file.
1] Taking a screenshot
OK, so it is very easy to take screenshots with this software. After launching, the user should see four options. Click the first to take a screenshot of a particular area on your screen or the second to take a screenshot of the entire region, if that’s the idea from the start.
Once the user has selected the area, everything around the image will get blurred out. After that, then, it’s time to take the next step, and this is an important one, you see.
2] Open Editor
One of the important features of screenshot tools is the ability to edit taken images. We can say for certain that Sniptool has that option, and it comes in the form of one of the four buttons available on the main screen.
After taking the screenshot, click on the Open Editor icon to get things up and running. From here, the user will have a range of tools at their disposal, so let’s talk a little bit more about them, shall we? Good.
3] Edit your screenshot
Now, after opening the image in the editor, one should take a look at both the top and bottom section. There are several icons available, and all of them were designed to spice up your image. For example, users can add texts to images with relative ease, and not only that, but arrows, circles, or whatever else one can draw.
We also like the fact that folks can blur any section of an image with just a few clicks of the mouse. Not every screenshot tool comes with this feature, so we’re quite happy that its developer did not omit this one – because it’s very important for bloggers.
Overall, we have a lot of love for Sniptool Screen Capture. Right now, it’s our primary tool, and it will likely stay this way for a long time to come. You can download Sniptool directly from the official website when you are ready.
- Tags: Freeware