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Best background tool for screenshots

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Last Modified: 2018-02-11
Can experts here suggest a very simple and convenient tool for taking shots of screen (like snipping tool) which continuously runs in the background? Please recommend only if you have personally used them
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Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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What do you mean by runs continuously, do you want it to take a capture of the screen to a disk file every certain amount of time (minutes, seconds...)?  Or do you just want something that can be loaded once, and then when you want a new screen capture you press a hotkey that initiates a capture?


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"Or do you just want something that can be loaded once, and then when you want a new screen capture you press a hotkey that initiates a capture?"

Yes, I actually need this. Something like press ctrl+<some key>+select the region using the mouse.
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I use this [Screen Captor] all the time. Brilliant imo.
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I use Greenshot every day. (It's Free)
I keep it running in the background as it does not hog resources.

Here is the Hotkey Preferences Screen
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Fabrice LambertConsulting
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Hi,

Since windows 7, there is a built in capture tool available.
Just type "capture" in your start menu search bar.
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you could use the Windows snipping tool, and make a hotkey to start it up
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Do you need a continuous capture or still type capture?
The builtin print screen could be enough, not clear what your needs are.
Print screen
Alt+print screen captures the active window, that can the be edited....

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Hi Experts,
Thanks everyone for your time and efforts, found ShareX to do pretty much everything I wanted and free as well.

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