SnagIt-Capture your digital lifestyle. Capture anything you see on the screen. Edit and combine those captures. Share them via your favorite applications. Organize and find them again later. SnagIt makes it easy. Add arrows and effects to turn a simple … see full wiki
This is such a useful software. I used a freeware FastStone Capture, it does a lot of of image captures, editing and adding annotation text. It can do windows, scrolling windows, shapes, etc. Snagit is a much more advanced image and VIDEO capture app. No wonder I have been hearing about it for years on techpodcasts that I listen to. It can capture actual videos including the movement of your mouse cursor which is very useful if you are creating a tutorial/instructional videos. If you are a gamer, and would like to show your exceptional skill to others, you can actually record part of the game and send it to whoever you want to.
There are multiple ways you can do in capturing contents. The software also give you an option to save as personal profiles for different combination of capturing configuration, so you don't have to repeat those mouse clicks that you use the most. Sort of a mini macro.
On capturing text. It can capture text to editable form even on Windows Explorer, WIndows error pop-ups, and more.
Capturing images also give you a built in editor. If you want to annotate an image that you have captured and you don't have enough space to place your text to, you can easily drag the edge of the image and add extra real state on your canvass for your arrows and annotation. You can enhance images by adding edges, shadows, bevels, etc. You can email an authored image with a click of a button.