I’ve tried a number of screen capture utilities and use some of them to create screenshots for mintywhite.com. I’ve compiled a list of the five best free screen capture utilities.
Free Screenshot Utilities
I use Jing a lot when taking screenshots for mintywhite.com. Jing is easy to use and lets you annotate screenshots easily and even share them on the web. The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere.
Wisdom-Soft ScreenHunter is a free screen-capture tool for you to easily take screenshots. ScreenHunter can capture a full screen, an active window, the client window, or a rectangular area. It automatically saves captures in BMP or JPEG format, so you don’t have to stop each time you capture, and you can capture as many as you like. It also can save captures to the Clipboard to be copied to other programs, such as Motion Studio and Word. ScreenHunter has a selectable hot-key capture (F1 to F10) and delayed capture, and uses virtually no system resources on standby. ScreenHunter freeware version has no expiration date and can be distributed free of charge. This version contains unspecified enhancements and bug fixes.
MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen.
Current version is capable of capturing the whole desktop, a highlighted window, an active menu, a control, or a fixed or free rectangular part of the screen. MWSnap handles 5 most popular graphics formats and contains several graphical tools: a zoom, a ruler, a color picker and a window spy. It can be also used as a fast picture viewer or converter.
MWSnap does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up your system.
ScrnShots is the best way to take and share screenshots of web and screen based design. Upload as many screenshots as you want, embed them in your blog, discuss them with your contacts and become a better designer!
Jet Screenshot enables you to share screen shots via internet in seconds. The program sits in the system notification area, in the corner by the digital clock, ready to capture your screen whenever you click on the icon – then it drops the selected-area marker on your screen, where you can crop the area to be sent over, mark or comment it, just like you would do with a pencil over a sheet of paper. Just a click on the ‘Share to Web’ button, once all the manipulations are done, completes the work, and in a few moments you will have the Web link to the image in the clipboard.