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faststone captureThis is a powerful free tool, really useful if you're a blogger or write online tutorials. With FastStone Capture you'll be able to create and/or edit lots of types of screen-captures (screen-shots):

-full screen
-rectangular area of the screen
-a free-hand shape portion of the screen
-scrolling windows/web pages

Official description:

FastStone Capture is a powerful, flexible and intuitive screen-capture utility. It allows you to capture anything on the screen including windows, objects, full screen, rectangle regions, freehand-selected regions and scrolling windows/web pages. It has innovative features such as a floating Capture Panel, hotkeys, resizing, cropping, text annotation, printing, e-mailing, screen magnifier and many more.


And it also includes an editor with a watermark option, lots of shapes and ways to insert text, highlight a bit of text, etc. Here is an example:

screen-capture

FastStone Capture is portable so you can use it without installation on any computer. It works on Windows and Linux, but only through Wine.

Download FastStone Capture.