24 Screen Capture Utilities

Since my last update in June, I find myself using the Microsoft Snipping Tool more often for those quick screen capture jobs.  But I am still using Printkey 2000 and Timesnapper.

Here are some others …


Name & download link Comments
Bug Shooting “Bug Shooting is a free screenshot utility that was developed for software testers who use bug tracking systems”
Cropper Capture "It offers a resizable, translucent capture area that can be moved and sized freely to capture the portions that you want to grab."
Gadwin PrintScreen  
Greenshot “Greenshot is a revolutionary screenshot tool optimized for productivity.”
HoverSnap “HoverSnap is a a free handy snapshot tool with jpg, png, bmp and gif support.HoverSnap can take snapshots of the full screen, active window or a selected area.”
Jing Recommended by Leo Laporte.
Lightscreen automates the capture of screenshots.
Microsoft Snipping Tool for XP Tablet For those times when you just want to “snip” part of a screen.
Microsoft Snipping Tool Vista It’s included!
MWsnap multi-language
PrintKey 2000 This is what I use.
See my previous blog post about it.
Screenshot Captor Donation-ware
Screen Hunter  

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Print Screen Utility, I use PrintKey 2000

printkeyWhen I want to capture a computer screen, I use PrintKey. Version 5.10 is freeware, and you can snaffle a copy here.

Safe to use, I know several large corporations which use it.

The (now) commercial version is available from here.

Thanks goes to this site for reminding me to blog it.

September 2008 update
Do not believe this:
Printkey 2000 will not work with XP, Vista or Windows2003.

It does work, I used PrintKey 2000 regularly through the Longhorn client -> Vista Beta -> Vista SP1 test cycle, and it just worked.

For other screen capturing utilities, see this post.

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