If you are a tech blogger like me, you must have at one point found yourself in a situation where you would want to make a tutorial or guide and require a tool to take screen captures. Well, if you were stuck in the middle in such a situation, then I’ll introduce you to tools that can help you out when you find yourself there again.

best free screen capture tools

Let me firstly get you to this screen capture technique on windows. To grab a screen capture on your windows Operating computer, pressing the Print-Screen key will copy an image of the entire screen to the clipboard, holding the Alt key and pressing the Print-Screen key will capture the currently selected window.

If your keyboard does not come with the Print-Screen button (the key appears to be in most keyboard), then you can use these alternative screen capture tools I will be list below. And guess what, they are all for free.

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Free Screen Capturing Softwares for Your PC

Screen Captor

This is one of the best free capture Tools out there, it captures screenshots ranging from full screen captures, window, rectangular, multiple and fixed screen captures. It is really a nice capture tool, you can include the cursor in the screenshot if you wish, acquire an image from a printer, print directly from this program or even edit the screenshot because it has a wonderful image editor. It would require you register before you download, but don’t worry it’s all for free.

 LightScreen

This is another cool screen capturing Tool you need to know and make use of, it has is own peculiar functions such as screen capture delay and multi-monitors. If you wish, you can capture shots from the full screen,  a window in particular  and even the tray icon area. It copies the screenshot to the clipboard whenever it is used. These are the only functions it bags, you’ll need an image editor to paste and edit from your screenshots.

 ScreenGrab

Here is a freeware screen capture tool that supports Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, 2008. You can grab a region of the screen, set a timer Capture, select any window from list and export the image in any of the following formats, Bitmap, Jpeg, ICON & PDF Support.
All you need do is have an image editor to take care of the editing process.

I hope you love this article and have gotten the best free screen capture software for your next tutorial.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. As much as i find these tools useful as a blogger in making screenshots for tutorials, i have also relied more on Windows screen capture feature to grab my screens while using paint to edit it to my liking. These are very useful tools and i have use a couple of them in the past. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Good tools Oscar. I printscreen for stills and use YouCam for motion/movies of my screen. Will keep these in mind though. Thanks for sharing!

    Ryan

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