Windows Screen Capture Tool is a free screen-capturing tool designed to work on the Windows operating system. With Windows Screen Capture Tool, you can capture full screen, selected screen areas, windows, webpages, and more. In addition, you can add watermarks to your captured screenshot or edit the image using its basic image editor.
Windows Screen Capture Tool
The tool has a Modern or Metro UI with the main menu panes. On the left is the Options pane and on the right is the Preview and Status pane. In the Options pane, you have the image capture settings offered in the form of Tiles. Once you capture the image, the captured content can be previewed. You can also come to know if your clipboard holds an image or not.
The program comes with some unique features, such as the option to add cursors or not. You can capture screenshots either way, including the mouse cursor or excluding the cursor. An icon is placed in the system tray or the notification area to give users easy access to its options.
There are pre-defined keyboard shortcut keys that allow you to perform actions easily. You can always change them to your requirements from the Options menu.
The program can easily capture your computer screen as an image, whatever your screen resolution is. The program doesn’t include itself in the screen capture. You can capture the full screen from the notification icon or use the shortcut ‘Alt + F’ when the program window is active.
When you click on this option, a new translucent window appears. You can drag and resize this window to select the desired area to capture. Once you are done, click the capture button, and you will be returned to the main window with the selected area captured in the preview pane. The shortcut for this option is ‘Alt + A’.
Once this option is clicked, a new list appears with all the active windows; you may select the desired window and click on the capture button. The window will be captured in the Preview pane! To use this feature, you can also use the keyboard shortcut, ‘Alt + W’.
Capturing webpage snips and joining them is a difficult task. With this feature in our program, you can capture a complete webpage/website. You can choose the desired dimension, or you can also go for full scrolling capture. The shortcut for this option is ‘Alt + I’.
Easily give copyrights to your images by adding custom text watermarks to the Image. You can customize the text font, size, and color. There are two pre-default locations available which are Top and Bottom, and you can also go for a custom location by entering the location of the point. Its shortcut: is ‘Alt + C’.
The freeware includes a basic Image Editor that lets you add some simple effects and rotate/flip the captured screenshots. You can rotate the images either way, Left or Right, and flip the image horizontally or vertically. You can also sharpen/diffuse/smoothen your image. The changes you make to your image can be undone by clicking the Undo button. The keyboard shortcut for the Image Editor is ‘Alt + E’.
Windows Screen Capture Tool v1.0, another freeware from the TWC stables, has been developed by TWC Author Lavish Thakkar. The application has been coded in .NET and requires .NET Framework 4.0 installed. This freeware tool is available as a setup or as a portable tool and has been tested on Windows 8 and Windows 7, 32-bit and 64-bit, but it works on Windows 11 and Windows 10 too.
You may download the stand-alone portable version by clicking here if you wish. If you wish to remove this tool, then if you have installed this freeware using the Setup, you can uninstall it via the Control panel. If you downloaded the Portable version, you must delete the Program folder.
Where is the Windows screen capture tool?
To take a screenshot, press the Windows logo key + Shift + S. The desktop will darken, and you can select an area for your screenshot. Rectangular mode is selected by default, but you can change the shape of your snip by choosing one of the following options in the toolbar: Rectangular mode, Window mode, Full-screen mode, or Free-form mode.
How to Record Screen in Windows
Using your keyboard and a screen reader, you can use the Xbox Game Bar to record a video clip of your favorite game or app. The Game Bar is compatible with the Narrator and may also work with other screen readers following common accessibility standards and techniques. Press Win + G to open the Game bar, and then click on the Record button to start recording. The overlay will disappear in a few seconds.