If you spend much time using a computer it’s only a matter a time before you have a need to capture an image of a part of a web page or a PDF file or another type of document. Or perhaps you will want to capture an entire scrolling web page. A perfect situation for screen capture utility software and a number of free and paid for options are available.
One option is to download one of the free screen capture programs such as ScreenHunter published by Wisdom-Soft. It’s a small program and very easy to use. It allows the user to define what are of the screen or web page they want to capture and then store the image in a .jpg file. They also offer a couple different paid for versions that provide higher levels of functionality including capturing web pages that scroll over more than one screen.
Screen Capture Options In Windows Vista and Windows 7
With Windows Vista and Windows 7 Microsoft has included a basic utility for capturing all or part of a web page of document on the screen. However limitations exist with these tools. Many time capturing only what is on the screen is not enough. Many web pages scroll over multiple screens and piecing together multiple screen shot .jpg files is arduous and does not always look very good.
Enter a screen capture program called SnagIt published by TechSmith. SnagIt is a full-featured screen capture product that provides an even wider range of capturing functionality, including capturing scrolling web pages and sections of documents that run over more than a single page. Plus it provides a wide range of tools fo annotating captured images. SnagIt is available as a free trial version, but you need to pay for it after 30 days to continue using it. You can also find the trial/free versions of screen capture utilities at download.com, a web site run by Cnet. A number of screen capturing options to match your needs and your budget.