Lot of time in our job, as a developer, more for a BA, architect or Manager, need to make presentations or create user documents with screenshots. most people recommend SnagIT and Camtasia Studio, which are really great products. However most people don't need most of these features. I would like to write about some of the very good screen shot taking apps which meets your basic needs.. even advanced.
1. Greenshot: a free and Open Source tool available on sourceforge for download. This is my preferred tool and I admire the the selfless team worked relentlessly to provide an awesome product. This product provides clean annotation capabilities to the screenshot taken. It also integrates well into windows providing system level shortcuts.
2. Windows Snipping Tool:
3. Microsoft Office Screenshots: