20 Best Screenshot Tools

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John Corpuz

John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school. As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.

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  • Freckles_
    no mention of Gadwin Printscreen?
  • tonitelaoag
    thanks to you i got the skitch
  • xtudiux
    greenshot is also a good one
  • Freckles_
    no mention of Gadwin Printscreen?
  • Elevory
    ShareX beats these, imo.
  • hotice
    Windows 7 has "Snipping Tool" built in which is great for nearly all situations. There's no need for a different tool anymore for most people. Plus you still have <Print-Screen> and <Alt>-<Print Screen> which Windows has had since 3.1 or so. The Snipping Tool lets you highlight, draw, select any region, and save as png or jpg.
  • Druid-American
    Microsoft Snipping tool is garbage... try Snagit
  • Flyfisherman
    Microsoft Snipping tool also lets you take a snapshot from any programs drop-down menu.
    In that case start Microsoft Snipping tool but make sure it is empty, then from any program click on the drop-down menu and just press Print-screen button on the keyboard.
    This could be very useful if one has to do an instruction.
    Very few or perhaps none of the other tools have this feature.

    Since it inbuilt on every Windows from Vista/7/8/10 it is totally free.
    Just spend a couple of minutes to learn how it works, you will find it is a very good tool.
  • eliaspace
    GREENSHOT is the best one and it's FREE, for the other tools mentioned you have to PAY. To pay for a screenshot...XD
  • shiningdiamond
    I use FastStone Capture and it's great.
  • marchand.g
    I use Screenr. Love it. It is a new extension on the chrome store. It is much faster and simpler than most tools and it is 100% free.