I am looking for a gratis and free for commercial use Windows screen capture program.

At home, I have always used the last free version of FastStone screen capture (here's an alternative link for those behind corporate fire walls which don't like the first link), but am in anew job and it is not permitted to use it in a commercial environment, so I am looking for an alternative, so that I can use the same program at home and work.

So far, I have tried only GreenShot, which people praise, but which does not impress me for reasons given below.

Must Have

  • permision to use it in a commercial environment
  • user configurable delay timer for capture
  • cropping
  • the ability to capture scrolling windows
  • and browser Windows (GreenShot capture a black rectangle)
  • and the cursor
  • and drop down combo boxes as part of the window (GreenShot captures these separately)
  • and tooltips
  • a built in annotation editor
    • draw a rectangle
    • a text box
    • lines & arrows

Nice to have
- auto numbering, like Greenshot

Any other bells & whistles are welcome

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    To capture a complete web page, you can use firefox browser's inbuilt tool to capture screnshot. Press Shift + F2 -> "screenshot --fullpage" then hit enter. Full webpage screenshot will be saved to Downloads folder in your PC. Dec 1 '15 at 14:08
  • I'd recommend Ashampoo Snap, but it's not free (there's only a trial) :( Dec 1 '15 at 20:48
  • I can't believe that no one else takes screenshots at work :-( Jun 1 '17 at 9:38
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    I would suggest a newer version of GreenShot - it has many improvements and the browser window issue is probably fixed.
    – NetMage
    Feb 28 '18 at 19:48
  • I found something even better than GreenShot - see my answer Mar 1 '18 at 7:50

ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations you can choose from.

The features are simply too many to describe, - check them for yourself - suffice it to say that my search is over.

  • Does not capture browser tooltip popup, but does capture cursor.
    – user9645
    Mar 5 '20 at 14:32

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