I need a very simple screen capture program to create lots of screenshots.

All I need is:

  • press a key combination such as ALT-PRT
  • screenshot is saved somewhere as a png file with a generated file name

That's it. I don't want any extra image editing functions, not even a dialog for the file name.

The DropBox screenshot feature is exactly what I need however I can't install DropBox on the PC due to security concerns. All other tools I have found so far are not free, too big, install ad ware or require extra steps after the screen capture.

Please advise.


2 Answers 2


Windows 8

Press Win + Print.

The full screen screenshots are saved in Pictures/Screenshots in your user folder.

  • Will this also work for Windows 7? My keyboard does not have the Win key, is this configurable?
    – nn4l
    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:51
  • @nn4l No, this is a Windows 8-only feature.
    – ComFreek
    Aug 1, 2014 at 8:56


  • It should support Windows 7, but I can't find any reference on its website at the moment.

  • You can configure the keyboard shortcut. The default is Ctrl + Print

  • It saves the screenshot in a pre-configured format and directory.

You have configure the auto-saving for it to work according to your requirements:
(I'm sorry that the screenshots are in German. I couldn't find a language option in Greenshot.)

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  • 1
    Take me as reference. Using it on Win7 at work, and used it at the very same PC with Vista even :) There's also a portable version available (which is what I currently use).
    – Izzy
    Aug 1, 2014 at 9:15

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