This tiny utility gives your PrtSc key a little more oomph.
Gadwin PrintScreen lets you send a captured screen directly to the
printer, copy it to the Windows clipboard, save it as an image
file, send it via e-mail (if you have a Microsoft Outlook profile
set up), or perform any combination of these tasks.
You can capture the full screen, the active window, or a
rectangular area. There’s also a Client Window selection that the
documentation says selects “the client area of a user selected
window”; I didn’t see any difference between this and Current
Window. PrtSc is the default hotkey, but you can select another if
Gadwin PrintScreen worked well in my tests, but the interface
was a bit confusing. When you press the hotkey and begin a screen
capture, the program shows you a preview and offers four options:
Change Destination, Continue Output, Cancel Output, and Help. The
output selections let you continue or halt the screen capture; Help
is self-explanatory. The Change Destination button, however, leads
you to the program’s main interface, where you can indeed change
the destination (send the image to a file, print it, and so on);
but this is also where you access the program’s other settings.
Preferences lets you change the hot key and tweak other settings;
Source allows you to choose full screen capture, window, and so on;
and Image lets you select the output file format, and more.
Minor quibbles aside, Gadwin PrintScreen costs nothing and does
what it’s advertised to do. If you spend a lot of time creating
screen captures, you’ll want to give this tool a try. It’s not
anywhere near the level of an expensive program like SnagIt,
but it does the job. Gadwin also offers PrintScreen Pro, which adds
image editing for $25.