Windows Screen Capture Tool For Windows 10

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 area, windows, webpages, and more. In addition to this, you can also 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 being into 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 feature 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 the user easy access to its options.


There are pre-defined keyboard shortcut keys which allow you to perform actions with ease. You can always change them to your requirements from the Options menu.

Full Screen Capture

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 full screen from the notification icon, or you can use shortcut ‘Alt + F’ when the program window is active.

Area Capture

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 on the capture button and you will be returned to the main window, with the selected area as captured in the preview pane. The shortcut for this option is ‘Alt + A’.

Area Capture

Window Capture

Once this option is clicked, a new list appears which has all the active windows; you may select the desired window and click on the capture button. The window will be captured to the Preview pane! To use this feature, you can also use the keyboard shortcut, ‘Alt + W’.


Webpage Capture

Capturing webpage snips and the 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, ‘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 that are Top and Bottom and you can also go for custom location by entering the location of the point. Its shortcut: ‘Alt + C’.


Image Editor

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 you can also 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 on the Undo button. The keyboard shortcut for the Image Editor is ‘Alt + E’.

Image Editor

Windows Screen Capture Tool v1.0, yet 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 works on Windows  10 too.


If you wish, you may download the stand-alone portable version by clicking here.

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, then you have to just delete the Program folder.

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  1. Dan Arendt

    Just downloaded/installed portable to Windows 7 SP1 64 bit; sure, had to download .NET Framework 4 Extended (and a few updates thereto), but the portable works and I must say Mr. Thakkar has given us quite a good screen capture tool! Thanks to him and TWC!

  2. Ashkan

    another great tool by TWC team. thank you Lavish. although the Windows Snipping Tool does its job good and I’m currently using the full-featured image editing tool, PhotoScape, but WSCT includes more options and sounds like a very handy tool.

  3. Ashkan

    btw, clicking on the Reset Image button, when there’s no image causes the program to stop working. and the Window Capture option doesn’t work as supposed and ends with another error message.

  4. Vaughan

    How do you capture scrolling windows for websites with login/password requirements?

  5. Lavish

    Thanks Ashkan for sharing your experience. I will check and fix the errors soon!

  6. Lavish

    You can open website by entering the link as: “”
    where you need to replace username with your real username and password with account password and with your website

  7. Mehul Solanki

    after capturing the screen, can we have edit in the screen?
    If yes then let me know what is the procedure and steps.

  8. Lavish

    Well, for sure you can always edit your capture screen shots! Once you’ve captured the screenshot, go to the main menu by clicking on the small arrow at the top left and now click on Image Editor Tile and you would be shown all the editing options available.

    You can even edit your screenshot by other image editors by just saving them to your PC Hard disk and opening them with any other software!

  9. aeneas1

    when i use this screen capture tool or another one like mwsnap the image area i want to capture automatically zooms large which makes it impossible to capture what i want – the zoom kicks in the moment i select capture tool. what causes this? does it have something to with my screen resolution, 2560×1440? this didn’t happen on my old xp system with a lower resolution.

  10. lavish

    Hi aeneas.
    this problem is not concerned with resolution but give me some time to check it on a system with same resolution as of your pc

  11. Zachary McAdam

    i need a self timer that i can click on menu and submenus and hover the mouse over an option until a time displayed in the corner counts down from 10 to 0 secs and takes THAT screen

  12. Thomas

    I just loaded wscts. The screen came up but when I closed the app then tried to open if using the icon on desktop, nothing happens. I can’t get wscts to run. What did I do wrong

  13. Lavish Thakkar

    Please try to uninstall and install it again! Hope that works!

  14. Lavish Thakkar

    Please clarify a bit so that we can consider it in the next version of the application.

  15. Barry

    I haven’t tried it yet (I’m on Vista), but assuming it doesn’t have this capability, please consider the ability to do simple geometric shapes in the image editor (like a circle, rectangle). Thanks.

  16. chavirah

    works on Vista !!!!!!!!!!

  17. Steve A

    Hi there, any chance the capture window can have a line around it… finding difficulty resizing on a white www background! Very useful tool BTW.

  18. Rodolfo

    recommend this application.
    with this application Now I can capture the screen more easily.
    Thank you.

  19. Jenny Green

    I’m using Free Online Screen Capture. It’s very convenient for me to take screenshots with this app.

  20. Nick Ngoc

    Is there an option to capture the same fixed area (i.e. fixed height and width)?
    Is there an option to see the height and width in pixels when capturing?

  21. This program is still shit compared to Linux Mint’s default screencapture program which lets you capture an area by shift + prtscrn, a window by alt + prtscrn, everything by prtscren, or anyone of these + ctrl in order to send the image to the pastebin (normally by default they go into the pictures folder already saved, so you can take lots of screencaps rapidly without being delayed by manually having to save each one).

  22. jorge correa

    How do I uninstall ….. I download a zip file but can’t find it in IObit uninstaller. Can I just delete it?

  23. Its a portable tool. Just delete it.

  24. jorge correa

    Okay… thanks for the info. BTW I will keep this screen capture and experiment with it. It seems to be quite easy and does a decent job

  25. Ravinder Kumar

    However finally I have to take help from 25dollarsupport to resolve my problem .

  26. Stephen Ho

    too bad. Cannot choose the output format.

  27. Larry

    Hi there, I just installed the Windows Screen Capture Tool ver 1.0 in my Windows 7 Home 64 bit. Awesome freeware. I just would like to know how to uninstall it should I need to do so in the future. Thank you.

  28. If you installed it using the Setup, you can uninstall it via Control panel. If you downloaded the Portable version, then you have to just delete the program folder.

  29. James

    I prerefer SnapIt screen capture software

  30. Carlos Samey

    Thank you for this sharing, really helpful. I’d also recommend Acethinker Screen Grabber which I have used for many years. It’s free and it allows for taking screenshots of whole screen or any selected area, even scroll-down page. Besides, it also comes with other features like making annotations, uploading and sharing images.

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