Whether you are putting together a photo collage for your school project, or preparing a work-related presentation, you may often find yourself wanting to capture a screenshot on the web or on your desktop. Here are 5 screen capture apps for Windows 7 that can make your job easier. While some of them are free, and help achieve simple screen capturing tasks, others offer more in-depth features to perform more complicated jobs.
5 Screen Capture Apps for Windows 7
SnagIt, one of the most popular screen capture apps lets you capture photos, text, or videos on your desktop or from web pages. You can also enhance the images captured with callouts, arrows, annotations, and other effects using the SnagIt editor window. Once you’ve captured and edited the images to your liking, you can share them from SnagIt using email, AIM, Flickr or Skype. SnagIt offers a 30 day free trial of the full version, so you can get a first hand look at the app before you buy it. Price: $50
FullShot is a comprehensive screen capture app that provides flexible options to capture screenshots of specific regions, windows, and whole web pages, documents and more using hotkeys and buttons. As with SnagIt you can edit and annotate images before printing them. FullShot doesn’t have the easiest of interfaces but it supports numerous image formats and lets you use default options to smoothen the image capturing process. FullShot is priced from $49.99 for the standard version to $149.99 for the enterprise license.
Greenshot is a a free screen capture app that lets you capture complete or partial images, annotate, highlight or hide part of the images. You can save images in various formats and share or print them as desired after editing. If you’re looking for an app that lets you perform simple screen capture jobs, you might give this free tool a try.
4. Snipping Tool
This free screen capture app is built-n Windows 7 and is perfect for capturing an object on your screen, annotating, and sharing. It includes options to draw a free form shape, capture a rectangular shape, a window or a full screen. If your screen capturing work is not a regular thing, you can use the Snipping tool for quick results.
HyperSnap, with its user friendly interface works well when you need to capture text in situations where the system does not allow for a text copy. Along with screen capturing you can also crop, modify color and resolution, and share images captured. HyperSnap costs $39.95 and you can also try before you buy with the 30 day trial.