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screenshot utilities 5 Free Screenshot Capture Utility Programs

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

Jing

jing 5 Free Screenshot Capture Utility Programs
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.

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ScreenHunter Free

screenhunter 5 Free Screenshot Capture Utility Programs
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.

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MWSnap

th mwsnap 5 Free Screenshot Capture Utility ProgramsMWSnap 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.

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ScrnShots

scrnshots 5 Free Screenshot Capture Utility Programs

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!

Check out ScrnShots

jetScreenshot

th jetscreenshot 5 Free Screenshot Capture Utility Programs
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.

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  • TweakWindows

    Jing is really a good one to have.But these days I don’t use any screen capture utilities.That is back to Windows default Snipping tool

  • http://www.intowindows.com/ TweakWindows

    Jing is really a good one to have.But these days I don’t use any screen capture utilities.That is back to Windows default Snipping tool

  • http://www.intowindows.com TweakWindows

    Jing is really a good one to have.But these days I don’t use any screen capture utilities.That is back to Windows default Snipping tool

  • Giorgos

    Another one really strong screen capturer is Screenshot Captor ( http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html ).
    For obtaining a (full) annual license, one have to subscribe (for free). (“get free license”, at left column).
    Once expired, you resubscribing (always for free), for the permanent this time (always full of course) license.

    OK! Just my preference. :-)

  • Giorgos

    Another one really strong screen capturer is Screenshot Captor ( http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html ).
    For obtaining a (full) annual license, one have to subscribe (for free). (“get free license”, at left column).
    Once expired, you resubscribing (always for free), for the permanent this time (always full of course) license.

    OK! Just my preference. :-)

  • Giorgos

    Another one really strong screen capturer is Screenshot Captor ( http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html ).
    For obtaining a (full) annual license, one have to subscribe (for free). (“get free license”, at left column).
    Once expired, you resubscribing (always for free), for the permanent this time (always full of course) license.

    OK! Just my preference. :-)

  • Rich

    Giorgos – Thanks for sharing this program and how to get it for free–nice!

  • http://mintywhite.com/ Rich

    Giorgos – Thanks for sharing this program and how to get it for free–nice!

  • Stumbler 2009

    Thanks so much for these. PrintScreen doesn’t cut it when you want to annotate your shots or take a collection.

  • Harry Thompson

    I use Jing and love it! I recommend it to everyone!

  • Harry Thompson

    I use Jing and love it! I recommend it to everyone!

  • Stumbler 2009

    Thanks so much for these. PrintScreen doesn’t cut it when you want to annotate your shots or take a collection.

  • Harry Thompson

    I use Jing and love it! I recommend it to everyone!

  • Stumbler 2009

    Thanks so much for these. PrintScreen doesn’t cut it when you want to annotate your shots or take a collection.

  • Huggs

    I’d add Gadwin PrintScreen to the list. They offer both a free and professional version. The Pro version has a built in editor, but I find the Free version meets my needs perfectly. http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/

  • Huggs

    I’d add Gadwin PrintScreen to the list. They offer both a free and professional version. The Pro version has a built in editor, but I find the Free version meets my needs perfectly. http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/

  • Huggs

    I’d add Gadwin PrintScreen to the list. They offer both a free and professional version. The Pro version has a built in editor, but I find the Free version meets my needs perfectly. http://www.gadwin.com/printscreen/

  • Giorgos.

    Hi! :-)

    If someone wants to deal with the code, there is a good open source program for taking screenshots.
    Lightscreen doesn’t have any additional tools, or plenty of options like similar apps. It just taking screenshots.
    But since v.0.5, is really doing the job!
    Stable, light in resources and under active development. (Win 7 compatible).
    From there: http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/

    Greets!
    Giorgos. :-)

  • Giorgos.

    Hi! :-)

    If someone wants to deal with the code, there is a good open source program for taking screenshots.
    Lightscreen doesn’t have any additional tools, or plenty of options like similar apps. It just taking screenshots.
    But since v.0.5, is really doing the job!
    Stable, light in resources and under active development. (Win 7 compatible).
    From there: http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/

    Greets!
    Giorgos. :-)

  • Giorgos.

    Hi! :-)

    If someone wants to deal with the code, there is a good open source program for taking screenshots.
    Lightscreen doesn’t have any additional tools, or plenty of options like similar apps. It just taking screenshots.
    But since v.0.5, is really doing the job!
    Stable, light in resources and under active development. (Win 7 compatible).
    From there: http://lightscreen.sourceforge.net/

    Greets!
    Giorgos. :-)

  • avry

    Warning!! MWSnap
    Do not download the exe file but zip is OK. I find 2 trojan in MWSnap exe file after download from their site. I also scanned the zip file and found no trojans or viruses.

  • avry

    Warning!! MWSnap
    Do not download the exe file but zip is OK. I find 2 trojan in MWSnap exe file after download from their site. I also scanned the zip file and found no trojans or viruses.

  • avry

    Warning!! MWSnap
    Do not download the exe file but zip is OK. I find 2 trojan in MWSnap exe file after download from their site. I also scanned the zip file and found no trojans or viruses.

  • Rich

    Avry, thanks for the warning. What anti-virus program are you using?

    I just scanned the executables (from both sources listed) with AVG, NOD32, and Norton and they all found no problems with the files.

  • http://mintywhite.com/tech/ Rich

    Avry, thanks for the warning. What anti-virus program are you using?

    I just scanned the executables (from both sources listed) with AVG, NOD32, and Norton and they all found no problems with the files.

  • http://mintywhite.com/tech/ Rich

    Avry, thanks for the warning. What anti-virus program are you using?

    I just scanned the executables (from both sources listed) with AVG, NOD32, and Norton and they all found no problems with the files.

  • kasimcev

    I use Jet Screenshot. Very usefull!

  • http://www.jetscreenshot.com/ kasimcev

    I use Jet Screenshot. Very usefull!

  • http://www.jetscreenshot.com kasimcev

    I use Jet Screenshot. Very usefull!

  • Mel

    I can see where these could come in handy – I have gotten frustrated at times with the default screen capture tools..

  • Mel

    I can see where these could come in handy – I have gotten frustrated at times with the default screen capture tools..

  • Mel

    I can see where these could come in handy – I have gotten frustrated at times with the default screen capture tools..

  • http://twitter.com/csmagor CSMagor

    You know, you can just use Print Screen and paste your shot into Photoshop.

    • http://richr.org/ Rich

      How is that any easier? These are also free, which is not the case with Photoshop.

  • http://mintywhite.com Rich

    Giorgos – Thanks for sharing this program and how to get it for free–nice!


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