LightShot

Simple screen capturing tool with browser add-ons

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

PROS

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

CONS

  • Only two capturing modes available

Good
7

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.

LightShot

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LightShot 3.2.0.0

— User reviews — about LightShot

  • karensteinmann

    by karensteinmann

    "Frustrating."

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

    reviewed on July 15, 2016

  • donnajcoffey

    by donnajcoffey

    "just did...easy, fast, quick to learn"

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

    reviewed on May 26, 2016

  • marciahobson

    by marciahobson

    "easy - great - screen shot of a section only- cut & paste style screen shot"

    great idea :-) so easy to do and fantastic that I can do a screen shot without having to have my entire laptops details ... More.

    reviewed on May 1, 2016

  • marycamwphillips

    by marycamwphillips

    "Best ever"

    I LOVE LightShot!!! I cannot get it to work with my win10, if I cannot get it to work back to 7 I go!!!. More.

    reviewed on August 26, 2015

  • nurmuhammadwahyudi

    by nurmuhammadwahyudi

    "Light, Fast, simple and ver"

    the program are light and easy for use, but always crash at my computer. however, this program are very useful for me t... More.

    reviewed on July 11, 2015

  • MARYJGROVES

    by MARYJGROVES

    "Love it!"

    I use it daily perfect light program that is easy to use and doesnt have crap piggy backing into your pc and works well.... More.

    reviewed on July 24, 2014