Windows Vista introduced the “Sniping Tool” which removed the need for me to install a third-party screen capture tool (Gadwin PrintScreen was the one that I was using). However I never really thought about the fact that I had no keyboard shortcut for this and was doing Win + “Snip…” to launch it for so long.
So today I finally stopped myself and googled for an answer which turned out to be surprisingly easy. Right –click on the Sniping Tool shortcut in the Start Menu and assign a keyboard shortcut. I assigned Ctrl + Alt + P to this and works like a charm.