The other day a friend of mine asked if there was a good way to get a screen shot of only a part of a screen. Many users are familiar with using PrintScreen, but frequently, you don’t want to capture the entire viewable area.
The tool that I recommend for screen capture is called Jing. Jing is created by the makers of Camtasia, and SnagIt.
Jing is FREE! and available at www.jingproject.com
You will need to register with Screencast.com to get 1 GB of online storage and to use Jing, but in my mind it is well worth the trouble.
Here is the overview video from Jing: