PC Screen Capture
PC Screen Capture is a simplistic and easy-to-use Windows utility for taking screenshots and saving them to image files, geared toward all types of users who want to prepare guidelines or tutorials, point out PC aspects to a friend, and so on.
No installation required
The tool is not wrapped in a setup pack, which makes it portable. It means that you can save the executable file in any directory on the hard disk and just click it to run.
Another possibility is to save the tool to a USB flash disk or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any PC with minimum effort and no previous installers.
More importantly, the tool does not create new entries in the Windows registry or Start menu, so it does not leave traces behind after its removal.
Clear-cut interface and options
The GUI is represented by a normal window with a simple layout. It may look a bit outdated but at least it's easy to work with. So, you can capture the entire screen, user-defined region, active window, or any selected object.
Take screenshots and save them to file
In order to save it to an image, all you have to do is point out the saving directory and file name. PC Screen Capture offers support for PNG, GIF, JPG, JPEG, BMP, ICO, EMF and WMF file types. In addition, you can select the window mode between cascade and tile (horizontally or vertically). There are no other notable options available.
Evaluation and conclusion
The tool does not affect the overall performance of the PC, since it runs on low CPU and RAM. There were no kind of issues in our tests, since PC Screen Capture did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. It may not contain rich features such as basic image editing tools, but PC Screen Capture serves its purpose and it is very simple to work with.