I got the free serial from a promotion campaign run by TechSmith for SnagIt screen capturing and image editing software few months ago and I really liked it. It stops working after one year and I have started looking for an alternative free software for it. Today, I am able to find a free alternative for it. Photoscape is a free photo editing software with amazing features like batch editing of multiple photos, screen capturing, color picker, merging multiple photos to single one, GIF animation, adding text and images to photos, and normal photo editing software features like auto contrast, black & white, cropping and resizing. It has features like SnagIt and I think it is a free alternative to SnagIt, a $39.95 commercial product. I like Photoscape’s video help.
See more screenshots of the software here: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/screenshot.php
Go to Photoscape and download it.