I've been using Wisdom-soft's Screen Hunter for years (Windows).  There 
is a free version, but it doesn't allow editing of the image.

I've heard people like Lightscreen, but I personally haven't used it 

There is even a portable version you can install on a USB drive:

On the Mac, I use Skitch.  This is also free and allows simple editing

If you are taking screenshots of web pages, I would recommend the 
Screengrab add-on for Firefox.  It is simple, free, but doesn't allow 
simple editing:


Simone Q. Vuong wrote:
> Does anyone have recommendations for a screen capture tool that:
> - is free or, at the very least, cheap (SnagIt, at ~ $50 each, is too 
> much),
> - can also capture regions of a screen,
> - allows some image editing, like the ability circle an object or draw 
> an arrow to point to something specific in the image, and
> - is very simple to use because it would be used by non-technical 
> staff.  GIMP is too complicated for non-technical staff.
> Thank you.
> Simone


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