What are the best tools for taking a screenshot of my screen on Windows?

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    Adobe Creative Cloud

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    Andrew Chapman
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "The fact that I can have Lightroom on my phone to edit photos on the go before posting them is just fantastic! Plus, with one single monthly plan I get access to a ton of apps on my computer and phone which for me is essential since I work making movies, short films, and taking pictures!"
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      Snagit
      Snagit costs more than some of the other screen recorders you'll find here (for starters, there's no free version) but its worth it. It is flexible, powerful and has plenty of features like a panoramic scrolling capture, mobile app, Wi-Fi sync...
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      $49.95

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      Benjamin Stanley
      Written on January 18, 2018
      "This is the rune of the mill screen capture software that is offered all over the place. The catch here is that this one costs money , more money than most. Do yourself a..."
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      Benjamin Stanley
      Written on January 18, 2018
      "This is the rune of the mill screen capture software that is offered all over the place. The catch here is that this one costs money , more money than most. Do yourself a favor and skip this and head for one of the free screen capture apps and never look back."
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      Dhruv Patel
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "This is a pretty lightweight little app. It really lives up to the hype though, as there's a huge pile of features to go through."
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      LightShot

      LightShot is a tool that allows you to take fast screenshots of selected areas of your screen. It has a simple and intuitive user interface, and it allows you to upload your screenshot to the to get its short link so you can share it.

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Chrome Extension

      Free

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      Jonathan Stephens
      Written on December 17, 2017
      "LightShot is a tool that allows you to take a screenshot of a select area of your screen. It has a simple and intuitive user interface, and it allows you to upload your..."
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      Jonathan Stephens
      Written on December 17, 2017
      "LightShot is a tool that allows you to take a screenshot of a select area of your screen. It has a simple and intuitive user interface, and it allows you to upload your screenshot so that you can share it."
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      Heather Ortiz
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "Basic and functional screen shot software. Has a few more features than just an OS screenshot. Easy to learn and use."
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      Fraps

      Although not the most modern screen recorder it still has its uses for gamers interested in recording short clips. It also allows you to take screenshots.

      Software

      Windows

      Free - $33

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      Ao Zou
      Written on December 17, 2017
      "I have wanted to use a screenshot program for my computer for a long time. I've always found it really difficult to share images from my computer. I stumbled across "Fraps"..."
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      Ao Zou
      Written on December 17, 2017
      "I have wanted to use a screenshot program for my computer for a long time. I've always found it really difficult to share images from my computer. I stumbled across "Fraps" and it has done everything that I need! I can easily take a screenshot and forward it to anybody that I want with just one click! It's so fast and efficient. I love it!"
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      Teresa Payne
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "This app provided a gap in an area that really needs filled by gamers, and that is recording real time play. Being able to record snapshots of our gaming brings the playing field to a whole new level. Some of the other features I am not sure about yet."
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      Icecream Screen Recorder

      A superbly designed screen recorder that, unfortunately, has most of its interesting features locked behind a paywall. It also allows you to take screenshots.

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free - $29.95

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      Kelly Shaw
      Written on December 24, 2017
      "I used this tool to take a screenshot of my screen on my Windows computer and it worked great! You can even take video for situations like when you are progressing well..."
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      Kelly Shaw
      Written on December 24, 2017
      "I used this tool to take a screenshot of my screen on my Windows computer and it worked great! You can even take video for situations like when you are progressing well through a video game. I would 100% recommend this tool."
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      Benito Trejo
      Written on December 25, 2017
      "Have you ever searched a topic and wished you could remember where you saw a certain thing or webpage? With this app you can record your online search and quickly rewind to find that lost page!"
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      Kyle Silva
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "This is a pretty bad tool for taking a screenshot on windows. There are so many better options then this."

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    Summary

    Best tools for taking a screenshot of my screen on Windows
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Snagit Software 7 Paid
    2 LightShot Software 4 Free
    3 Fraps Software 3 Free
    4 Icecream Screen Recorder Software 1 Free
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