Simple screen capturing tool with browser add-ons


  • Simple to use
  • Lets you upload images automatically
  • Amazing online image editor


  • Only two capturing modes available


Sometimes simpler is better. This is probably the motto that inspired the developers of LightShot, a really simple yet handy screen capturing tool.

LightShot replaces the standard PrtScr functionality in Windows and lets you take snapshots of your sceen, though only in two ways: full screen or user selected area. Once the screenshot is taken, LightShot displays a small bar at the bottom of the image with several options.

You can either save the image on your local drive, copy it to the clipboard or cancel the capture, plus two other interesting options: save the image online on a free file storage service – perfect for sharing with friends – or edit it in a surprisingly feature rich online image editor.

The online editor in LightShot enables you to work on the image in many ways, like cropping, transforming, adding new layers or even spicing it up with filters and special effects. When done, you can simply save the image to your hard drive in JPG, BMP or PNG.

LightShot is a nice replacement for the standard PrtScr functionality in Windows. It features an impressive online editor, but lacks more capturing options.




User reviews about LightShot

  • XImaPlayerX

    by XImaPlayerX

    Upload Failed.
    Well it would be good if it didn't fail all the time, It just says 'Uploading Failed, Retry?' And...   More

  • Daniel Leveille

    by Daniel Leveille

    Makes my job easier..
    Absolutely the best and easiest way to capture images from other programs to include in re...   More

  • Charles Chuck Berry

    by Charles Chuck Berry

    This software is fully functional and so easy to use..
    Very user-friendly and simple. I like the various options...   More

  • by Anonymous

    Unfortunately, I can't get it to work. I have downloaded it at least 4 times and still cannot fin...   More

  • by Anonymous

    just did...easy, fast, quick to learn.
    Easy, fast, quick to learn -- even beginners can use it quickly and easily..   More

  • by Anonymous

    easy - great - screen shot of a section only- cut & paste style screen shot.
    great idea :-) so easy to do an...   More