Taking a screenshot is not just a question of having the right window opened in front of you and then pressing the Prntscrn key. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so you should choose the screen capturing tool you’re going to use very carefully.
If you’d like to have professional-looking screenshots, RumShot is probably your best choice. It’s a free snapshot tool with which not only can you take snapshots from your screen in a variety of ways, but also add some original effects to them. Rumshot is very easy to use: simply overlay its transparent interface window over the area you want to capture and press the Take Screenshot button. The only drawback is that you can’t resize the capturing window, but the funny part comes right after taking the snapshot. Time for some effects!
As default, Rumshot features only one simple frame, but if you download this pack from the developer’s pack and copy all the included files into the My Documents\Rumshot Themes folder, you’ll get an impressive 67 different frames and borders you can apply right to your captured image. Some of them follow more traditional design styles but there are others that can make your screenshots look like a 3D monitor, a mobile phone, a photo collage, a Sony PSP, a filmstrip or an ancient scroll.
So next time you need to produce a bunch of stylish snapshots, give Rumshot a go. You won’t be disappointed.