Windows - Screen Capture tools

I have previously seen and used proprietary screen capture tools, where you can take your mouse, and select an area of the screen (on any GUID or even an area shared by one ore more GUI's), and it will capture that image so you can place it into a PPT or Word document.  It was quick and simple to select and cut anywhere, and easy to paste to a PPT.

Does anyone know where I could download a freeware version of such a tool.  Does anyone hae a favorite?


Does anyone have a favorite
Anthony LuciaAsked:
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Take a look on ShareX. It is a freeware that allow you to set hotkeys to capture screenshot then save it to a file.

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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
First install Irfanview on your computer.  See for download sites.

Hit the PrtScr button on your keyboard.  That will capture your screen for you.

ALT-PrtScr captures a dialog box if one is open.

Open up Irfanview and do CTRL-V (this is the paste key) and your screen capture will appear in Irfanview.  You can then select the area of your screen you want and cut or copy it out of Irfanview and save it.

Irfanview is a marvelous graphic viewer.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Greenshot. In addition to capturing the whole display, it lets you window an area to capture.
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
The standard Windows snip tool is doing just that. Look for it in the start menu ;)
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
The best I find is Microsoft OneNote if you have MS Office.  Not only does it allow you to take screen captures, but you could also copy text from image.  SnagIt from TechSmith is another good choice if you are going to use it for creating/annotating training documents, etc.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
Snipping Tool is located under All Programs -> Accessoires.

Right-click it and choose Pin to Taskbar to have it easily available.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
jing is free
dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
David AndersTechnician Commented:
MWSnap is old, free, and simple.
NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Thanks, Anthony. I hope you've found something suitable. Have a good one.
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