Screen Capture12 Jan 2009
For a simple screen shot taking tool, Lightscreen is a free piece of software that sits in the system tray and can assign hot keys to capturing screen areas as well as the usual desktop and active window. It can also be set to dump out direct to file.
There’s also a much more powerful tool called Screenshot Captor that not only takes screen shots, but can also add additional graphics to them. It can also help in presentations by highlighting/dimming screen areas. Again it’s free but you can also donate to the author if you like it.