Screen Capture Utilities

A screen capture or screen grab, also know as a screen shot or print screen, is a digital image which recording of the contents of a computer screen, tablet, or phone display.

When you need to capture a window, rectangular area, or free-form area of a screen or window, and annotate it, these utilities will fit the bill.

Greenshot

Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows and macOS with the following key features:

  • Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen.
  • Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
  • Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.
  • Greenshot has more features and flexibility than Snip & Sketch.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: PrtScn screen selection, Alt PrtScr capture the active window.

Recommended Settings for Greenshot

  • Capture tab: Enable – Editor: Match capture size
  • Destination tab: Disable “Select destination dynamically” and choose “Open in image editor.

Snip & Sketch

Snip & Sketch, which replaces the Snipping Tool on Windows, can capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image.

  • Keyboard shortcut: Windows Logo Key + Shift + S

Snipping Tool Missing?

Snipping Tool is part of Tablet Tools. To enable Snipping Tools go to: Control Panel > Program and Features > Turn Windows Features on or off. Then turn on Tablet Tools.

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