Any instructional designer knows the importance of having a quality screen capture tool available at the click of a button. For years, the gold standard for this software has been Snagit by Techsmith. In all honesty, they really have put together quite an amazing product, so if you have the means to do so, I would highly recommend investing in it.
If you are a budget seeker, then there is a fantastic open-source option available that has many features that are similar to Snagit. This free alternative to Snagit is called Greenshot, and with it you can:
- Create full screenshots
- Create partial screenshots
- Annotate, highlight, and crop screenshots
- Instantly send the screenshot to a file, clipboard, printer, or email
Even if you are a fan (and user) of Snagit, I strongly recommend that you download this free tool and give it a shot.