The world's best screen capture program just got better. SnagIt is out with a new version, 9, and it gives this screen-capture program considerable new tools. Still there are all the basics: It will capture live windows, your entire desktop, portions of your screen, menus, scrolling Web pages, and even short videos. You can also even capture menus only. And it outputs in many different formats, including directly to a printer. Also still there are great tools for enhancing and annotating screen captures, including adding special effects such as sharpening and embossing, and adding borders and watermarks.
The new version of SnagIt adds plenty to that. There's now a thumbnail organizer that shows you recent screen captures, as well as the ability to save and organize captures, and find them easily via tags. You can also search by data associated with each capture, such as the date or size of the screen. And you can easily combine screen captures. There's also a new interface that makes annotating images much easier.
If you haven't used SnagIt and you need to capture screens, you should give it a try. And if you're a long-time user, you'll want to upgrade. As for me, it remains the program I use for all the screen captures I take for PC World and for my books.