Free Windows tool No. 15: PicPick
If you've ever tried to capture fleeting images with the Windows 7 Snipping Tool, you're in for a treat. PicPick lets you take screenshots with the key combination of your choosing, and doesn't make ephemeral items on the screen run for cover. You can, depending on the key combination, capture a full screen, an active window, a rectangular or freehand region on the screen. If you need to shoot against a single-color background, the PicPick Whiteboard lets you "erase" convenient parts of the screen. The PicPick editor includes tools for resizing and editing, automatic file naming, on-screen magnification, and incldues a pixel ruler, color picker, and a half-dozen other screenshooting aids, making it a powerful shooter.