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LightShot Reviews

The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about LightShot and what they use it for.
  • If you use print screen for captures for any reason.
    I came across this tool a few days ago and its pretty awesome so I just wanted to share, im sure there are others out there but for thoes that don't have and could use it's called Farlight. It lets you take a customizable screenshot with a border drag feature and save just the area you want to capture. Before I was using print screen and had to load it in gimp to crop it and scale it to size. - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • Screenshots from phone cameras are now banned.
    I highly recommend LightShot for Mac and Windows. It lets you choose which part of the screen to capture and adjust if you messed up; save or clipboard it; and doodle, add arrows, highlight, and add text without having to bring it into Paint first! - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • What do you hate the most about gen z (my generation)?
    Everytime I see it one of my ADHD personalities screetches like a banshee, and all the others join, including my whole self. If you have 2 big screens and don't want to post all that's on there, use Lightshot. Install, press the print key and choose the area you want to copy and send. And it's a fucking freeware. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Suggestion: Customizable screenshots like LightShot does
    Y'all should see Lightshot and install it on your PC and see for yourself how intuitive it is. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Snipping tool only lets me select from half my screen.
    I think you downloaded an extension, download the desktop app and try it out. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Best Chrome Extensions for Developers
    Lightshot: Lightshot is also one of the best screenshot tool to capture screen with lots of edit optios. - Source: / 7 months ago
  • here are a few resources on how to make The Sims 2 look better, and take better screenshots of it!
    A thing I would like to add is that there are other methods for screenshotting if someone prefers it. The one I use is lightshot and I use this because I have two monitors so going ctrl + printscreen captures both screens and I don't want that. I also like that with lightshot you can select the area you want to screenshot instead of getting the whole screen and having to crop it later. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Saw this on taxi today, I thought it was quiet wholesome
    You can also use a screenshot program like Lightshot to take snippets and paste them into the image translator. It'd only takes a few seconds. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Low quality pic - high quality carnage.
    This is a link to a really good screen shot program. Makes taking photos of your screen easy. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • bro can someone help me with this ? i download it on dodi repacks and i can figure it out how to solve the problem
    I've used this for years, it's amazing, and free! Https:// - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • You almost think people are joking about "Clear Skies Ald'ruhm" but
    Also, if you ever need to take screenshots and edit them while taking them, try Lightshot. Our teacher recommended it to us a long time ago and it's a such big help with school and .... Other things. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Is this safe..?
    I only save my screenshots to device, but I got a new pc, and I forgot where I got it. Is this link legit? Lightshot — screenshot tool for Mac & Win ( ?? Just let me know :) I also never had an account with them so I do cannot upload screenshots, as I don't want too anyways. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • My phone and desktop accounts are in 2 different timezones when they're a foot apart
    I use the Lightshot app on my computer, then I just stitched the two together in MSPaint. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • what is this near of the radio tower
    Please install Lightshot for the sake of quality: - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
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    L - quickest way to take a screenshot on windows or mac. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Program to draw/trace over desktop?
    The app is kind of dated now, but I never needed an alternative too. I also use Lightshot who can do some drawings on screenshots, that's enough for my use case, maybe more suitable for you too. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
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    Lightshot is almost perfect it takes over PrintScreen and lets you draw a border, add arrows and lines and text and copy to clipboard or save (or upload). The only thing I wish it had is keyboard shortcuts for arrow/line/text modes. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Anyone got any clever VISUAL inventory management ideas?
    Gyazo [link], Lightshoot [link] and ShareX [link] are screen capture and sharing solutions. I personally looked more closely into Gyazo, but all three solutions offer similar capabilities in terms of screen capturing and cloud storage; they do have differences though, as detailed in this article [link]. One concern I had when looking into alternatives was the workflow populating the visual inventory management; I... - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • App equivalent to Lightshot?
    Hi, I just recently switched from windows to mac and just wanted to ask if there's an equivalent mac apps with this windows app Lightshot? I am using cmd+shift+4 but I want to put some boxes to highlight something but not sure how. Appreciate the suggestions! Thanks! - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • What is your productivity stack?
    I use:Google Workspace (docs, email)Slack (for work, and I'm a part of a few communities that are run there)Whereby (meetings)Notion (managing my tasks, projects; creating wikis)Baserow (tracking personal expenses, and I use the Baserow databases for work a lot)Grammarly (checking my English writings)Lightshot (making screenshots, this is a plugin)I also just created an account in Tick Tick, looks good so far. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Month by month breakdown of the Kickstarter boxes
    Out of curiosity -- why camera-phone picture rather than screenshot? I mean no disrespect whatsoever by this, I just occasionally see posts like this from presumably tech-savvy individuals that use camera-phones rather than taking screenshots and I'm always curious as to why. Also -- if you're not familiar with it - Lightshot is an amazing tool for capturing screenshots and selecting an area that you want to... - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of LightShot

Top 13 Free Snagit Alternatives For 2021
Lightshot is yet another free software like Snagit (well, besides the ‘free’ part obviously). Lightshot, available in Google Chrome Web Store , is a browser extension app that not only allows you to easily take a screenshot, but allows you to upload it to the server and creates a short link, similar to Screenrec .
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Lightshot is screen capture tool allows you to take a screenshot quickly. It allows the user to take a screenshot of a selected area which can be resized or moved without any hassle.
30 Best Free Screen Capture Tools and Plugins
Lightshot supports capturing the screen with just two clicks and editing them later using its powerful editor. Moreover, the images can be uploaded to its server, which also generates a short, shareable URL. Lastly, Lightshot supports a multitude of OSs and browsers like Windows, macOS, Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Opera.

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