Most of the screen capturing tools that are feature-rich, cost an arm and a leg. There are of course a lot of free tools, but they are not nearly as good as the paid ones. One of the exceptions is ScreenPresso, a desktop based free screen capture utility that lets you capture, retain and edit screenshots with ease.
Once installed, you can just used the PrntScrn key on your laptop to initiate a screen capture. Drag to focus on the area you want to capture and ScreenPresso will display your captured image along with previous screenshots you have taken. You can then save it to your hard drive, share it on Twitter, drag it to an email client to email it or drag it to a windows folder to save it there.
If you desire to edit the image, you can do so with the built-in editor or any other image editing software installed on your machine. The editor allows you to resize the image, add shapes and text, crop the image or add borders and effects to your image. The editor also has a built-in zooming utility allowing you to do some really detailed editing. The software has almost all the basic features that a premium utility like SnagIt offers, except the hefty price.
When it comes to free utilities to capture screen shots, ScreenPresso is probably one of the most feature-rich and intuitive ones.
Rating: 4/5 (Excellent)