The inaugural selection for our Things We Like section is a free software program that we just cannot do without. We use it almost everyday and if you need to make a screen capture, you should be using it too.
Faststone Screen Capture is the very first thing we have featured in our Things We Like section on the right. It will not only capture your screen and turn it into an image which you can email or publish on the Internet, it will allow you to make annotations on that image, resize it, magnify parts of it, give it a funky edge effect and lots more. Particularly useful is the automatic color-picker option, which will tell you the exact color code of any graphic that your cursor touches. We love this program and could not do without it.
If you are looking for a screen capture program that will not hog a bunch of your computer’s memory, Faststone is it.