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Best Software to Take Screenshots For Windows

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When it comes to capture screenshots, there are tens of thousands software available for Windows but only few of them provide the promising results. Some are either too costly to afford or other just don’t provide sufficient features to take, annotate or share screenshots. However, a few software come with the best capturing, editing and sharing abilities which will not only save a lot of time but also provides the high quality images as compared to native methods of taking screenshots on Windows.

We have compiled a list of the best software to take screenshots for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Most of these software are absolutely free of cost and will not you a dime but some software are paid and are really worth paying for the features that they are providing.

For Mac OS X, list of applications was also described in Tayyab Sadiq’s article: Best Free Apps to take screenshots in Mac

Top 5 software to take a screenshot for Windows

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1. PicPick

Best Free Screen Capture Software For Windows

Top in the list of best tools for screenshot capturing is the PicPick which covers all the aspect of a screenshot capturing tool in the perfect way. There are plenty of ways of taking the screenshots such as take screenshot of a window, selection or the whole screen, a particular selection and fixed region. One of the distinguished which no other tool has is the free hand tool which will allow you to select any area on the screen in any shape. It has also have some amazing graphic tools which can be used before taking the screenshots such as white board, color picker, magnifier and much more.

Although the capturing features have no match but it lacks some important editing features. You can easily point out the things on an image using different shapes and there are plenty of options to add text but you can’t edit them in a perfect way. Once you are done annotating your images, you can easily share them on Facebook, Twitter, Image sharing websites, Email and even on FTP servers with one simple click. Most of the features are available in the free version, so, it has a must have screenshot capturing tool for Windows users.

Price: Free or $29.99 per user

Download Link: Click Here

2. Jing

Best Free Screen Capture Software For Windows

Jing is one of the most popular screenshot by TechSmith which will let you take screenshots or videos very quickly. Unlike most of the screen capturing utilities, it doesn’t come with a lot of settings but what this utility provides is the simplest yet elegant. A small sun type logo will appear on the screen, you can click on it and click the capture button to take the screenshots. It is not a professional level tool and only has a few image editing options, you can add simple text to your images or highlight a certain part but there are no professional editing features such as watermarking, blurring, or shapes are present in the editor.

The best thing is the sharing option, you can simply click a button to save the image on your computer or can upload it directly to the Camtasia servers to share with the other users. All in all, it is sufficient to fulfill the daily dose of screenshots capturing but isn’t suitable for a professional such as bloggers.

Price: Free

Download Link: Click Here

3. GreenShot

Best Free Screen Capture Software For Windows

An absolutely free and open source software that comes with all the great screenshot capturing abilities. The overall user interface of the software is not as good looking as most of the screen capturing tools but it provides all the important features. You can capture the whole screen, specific window or selection with just one simple click. As the software is open source so the developers can add more functionalities to the software to cater their needs. Moreover, it will also let you add text, shapes, arrows and speech bubble on your image.

There are some effects in the software to change the overall look of the image. It also provides the basic image editing functions such as Crop, rotate and resize the image. Once you completed the annotated process, you can directly share it on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or outlook or can upload them on imgur from the software. 

Price: Free

Download Link: Click Here

4. FastStone Capture

Best Free Screen Capture Software For Windows

A small Microsoft Snipping tool like utility which comes with tons of image editing options. You can easily capture the screenshot using the tools present in the little bar. It will provide you different options to capture the whole screen, a particular windows, a rectangular area or a whole webpage using scrolling option. The strongest suite of this utility is the image editing software which comes with many tools and options.

On top of your screenshot, you can add a caption to differentiate it from other screenshots. There are many amazing effects available in the software such as torn edge effect will tear the screenshot from lower right side, making them even more beautiful. Beautiful boarders and watermark images can also be added on the screenshot. You can also add the screenshots in the other software such as Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint, can email them, or upload via FTP servers.

Price: Free for 30 days or $19.95 for life time license.

Download Link: Click Here

5. SnagIt

Best Free Screen Capture Software For Windows

Last software to capture screenshot on our list is one of the most versatile yet most costly software which explains all screenshots in a perfect way. The capturing featuring have some great options, you can capture a screenshot with just one press of a button. The best part is that it will explain the all parameters while capturing the screenshots. Apart from the capturing features, it also provides a professional level image editing software, it provides each feature to annotate an image perfectly.

There are some great tools to add different kind of images or shapes on your photos, you can blur a specific part, add different watermarks, highlight a certain part of the image and can also blur out something. There are plenty of image editing functions such as cropping, trimming, resizing and cutting. Last but not options is to share the images, it also provides tons of options to share the images from Camtasia servers to directly upload FTP client, Google Drive, Dropbox and Office applications. All in all, it is the best software to take screenshots on the windows PC which will not only save the time but will also help you to take screenshots in the best possible way. 

Price: $49.95 only

Download Link: Click Here.


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