Faststone Screen Capture
Faststone Capture is a small application which you can use to capture screen shots easily and save them. It allows you to take a wide variety of screen shots like full screen capture, window or object capture, rectangular region capture, freehand capture and capturing a scrolling window. You can also use shortcuts which capture the whole screen or active window and save it in a predetermined location.
First, you need to Download FastStone Capture 6.7. After downloading the setup, just run it and install FastStone.
You can also use the portable version of FastStone if you can't install it normally.
Next, just open FastStone Capture from the Start Menu or the desktop shortcut. You should see a small toolbar window which offers a series of screen capture options. You can choose from different types of capture types or view the application settings.
To use it, first select the type of screen shot you want to take. You can take screen captures directly using shortcuts (you can change the hot keys if you want).
- Active Window - Alt + Print Screen
- Window / Object - Shift + Print Screen
- Rectangular Region - Ctrl + Print Screen
- Freehand Region - Ctrl + Shift + Print Screen
- Full Screen - Print Screen
- Scrolling Windows - Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen
In the toolbar, you can also select where you want to save/open the captured screen image - to editor, file, clipboard, printer, email, Word/PowerPoint document, etc.
In the Settings option, you can change the default file save location in the Auto Save tab.
Just use the shortcut depending on the type of screen shot you want to capture and it will be saved/sent as you want.
I would prefer the File (Auto Save) option, in that case, it will be saved to a file automatically.