Automatic screenshots in Windows 10 with Auto Screen Capture

If you only occasionally take a screenshot in Windows 10 and are wondering what to do with those Snipping Tool options, Auto Screen Capture is clearly a bridge too far. This tool adds countless possibilities and is mainly aimed at making screenshots fully automatic at set times or under certain conditions.

Auto Screen Capture


For free




Windows 7 or higher


// 8 Score 80

  • Pros
  • Multiple screens and regions at once
  • Flexible task scheduler and triggers
  • Wide support file formats
  • Negatives
  • Not so user-friendly
  • No region delimitation with the mouse

Auto Screen Capture provides convincing proof that even a portable and extremely compact program (good 300 kB) can offer quite a few options. As the name suggests, this tool allows you to take screenshots fully automatically, of multiple screens and screen regions at the same time. Admittedly, the program window seems a bit busy at first, but you get used to it.


The window is divided into two parts. In the left window you will find eight tabs with options that determine which screens or screen areas you want a screenshot of when and how often - by default this is every minute. You can set multiple areas here, accurate to the pixel. It is a pity that you cannot delineate such an area with the mouse.

Via a built-in task scheduler, you can determine exactly when and how frequently Auto Screen Capture should take a screenshot. You decide in which file format you want to save it: bmp, emf, gif, jpeg, png, tiff or wmf. By default, the automatically created screenshots are saved for up to 30 days. Such a screenshot does not have to be time-bound. You can also set all kinds of other 'triggers', such as when an application starts or closes.

For those who find it useful: a password prevents other users from interrupting the automatic taking of screenshots.


In the right window you will see a preview of the screenshots taken. Via tabs you choose which screen (region) you want to view such a screenshot of. A miniature calendar allows you to view only the prints of a specific day, but you can also filter by image size, for example. Conveniently, you can set up external editors yourself. From the context menu you can further edit captured screenshots with this.


Auto Screen Capture is not a program to use if you just want a simple screen capture every now and then. If you want to automate printing at regular intervals or under certain conditions, the tool has no comparison.

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