How to Capture a Screenshot with PowerPoint
There are lots of capture screenshot applications around with different features and flavors. However, if you are a Microsoft PowerPoint user you should be aware that the newer versions of PowerPoint comes with a capture screenshot feature that you may find attractive for presentations.
In PowerPoint you can quickly capture screenshots of your opened Windows. In order to take a screenshot in PowerPoint and use it for your presentation you’d need to locate the Insert tab and then click on Capture. Then you will be asked to choose the Window that you want to take a screenshot from.
Update 2020: Refer to How to Screenshot in Windows using PowerPoint for an updated version.
Finally, if you click on Screen Clipping option you’ll be able to clip or capture only the selected screen to highlight a desired area.
Of course these captures will only generate static images, so if you need to capture animated effects (like those used in animated PowerPoint templates) or video then you’d need a different solution.