You can find plethora of screenshot tools but some of them make the process very complicated. Taking a screenshot is very simple process, even for those who don’t want to use any third-part software, by just pressing the PrintScreen key and then paste the screenshot in any image editing program. But if you are searching for a very simple and easy to use tool for capturing your computer screen, then here comes ScreenSnag.
Easily Capture Screenshot in Windows
ScreenSnag is a freeware application for Windows, which comes with very simple yet powerful interface.
The main screen is divided into four sections – Input, Output, Options and Profile. The Input section allows you to set properties for Window, fullscreen and area modes while the Output section allows you to set properties to output the file – you can either set output as a file (JPEG, BMP and PNG) or save the capture to clipboard.
From the Options section, you can set various options just as caption the image, set border around the image, scale the image, perform capture by the Timer, enable sound, include Cursor in capture, and view or edit the capture. Clicking on respective button lets you configure settings for that option.
One more useful feature that this application provides is that you can save your screen capture profile by clicking on Save as button. Multiple screen capture profiles can also be created, just in case more than one user is using your computer and they want to configure their settings differently. Profiles can be loaded by clicking on the drop-down menu. But if you don’t want to create or save your profile, then you can just keep using the application, without saving the profile.
Click on Storage to open the destination folder where the screenshots are saved if you have selected the output as File. The Capture button will capture/take screenshot as per your configured profile.
Clicking on the Options button from the top right corner opens Settings, Global Hotkeys and other options. You may want to take a look at Global hotkeys which are:
- PrintScreen key: Capture the screen.
- Shift + PrintScreen: Repeat the last screen capture.
- Ctrl + PrintScreen: Open an output folder.
This application can also be invoked from system tray for quicker access.
From Settings window, you can change the location of saved photos, set this application to start with Windows, enable global hotkeys, show/hide magnifier window and configure various such options from here.
ScreenSnag is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. It’s a freeware and the installer comes at a size of just 1.53 MB.