Alternatives to Greenshot for all platforms with any license

  • Shutter icon

    Shutter

    Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website - apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image...

    Open Source Linux

    • Actually, I've used Greenshot as an alternative to Shutter on Windows, since Shutter has more features, both are very user friendly. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Good Capture tool, lacks drawing and shapes insertion features Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Simple to use. Drawing and shape insertion _are_ available. Guest • 6 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Snipping Tool icon

    Snipping Tool

    You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips: Free-form...

    Free Windows

  • PicPick icon

    PicPick

    PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After starting the software, you simply select one of the tool from the...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

  • Snagit icon

    Snagit

    The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals that grab attention and keep it. Let images do the talking for you. Use Snagit to capture any image...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Lightshot icon

    Lightshot

    Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows that works very much like the Snipping tool in Windows Vista and 7, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing. Available...

    Free Mac Windows Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer

  • FastStone Capture icon

    FastStone Capture

    FastStone Capture is a powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture and screen recording tool that allows for capturing and annotating anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen...

    Commercial Windows

  • Skitch icon

    Skitch

    Skitch is a screenshot editing and sharing utility for Mac and iOS that permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online. Images can also be exported to various image formats. Skitch.com is a webservice...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • Jing icon

    Jing

    Jing takes a picture or video of the users computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard. Note: recording is limited to 5 min and a low quality of 10 frames per second. Furthermore, videos are saved as...

    Freemium Mac Windows

    • Jing allows voice annotation, that makes it special. Greenshot does mere screenshots. andrzilaDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Lightscreen icon

    Lightscreen

    Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background process that is invoked with one (or multiple) hotkeys and then saves a screenshot file to disk...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Flamory icon

    Flamory

    Flamory remembers things, so you don't have to. Make snapshots of web pages, files and desktop apps. You can find snapshots later using full-text search and thumbnails. Paste them anywhere as links or screenshots. When history...

    Free Personal Windows Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer Microsoft Office Powerpoint Microsoft Office Word ... Adobe Reader Notepad++ Adobe Acrobat

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  • Imagine icon

    Imagine

    Imagine is an Image & Animation Viewer for Windows with screen capture function. Features - View and save image/animation files with very fast speed - Support for numerous image/animation file formats: GIF, BMP, PNG, JPG...

    Free Windows Windows Mobile

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    puush

    puush is a super-quick way to share screenshots and files. Quickly capture any portion of your screen, upload any file, and share them with a short URL automatically placed in your clipboard. Share them with the world or make them...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Capture2text icon

    Capture2text

    Capture2Text enables users to do the following: 1. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Allows the user to quickly snapshot a small portion of the screen, OCR it and (by default) save the result to the clipboard. 2. Speech...

    Open Source Windows

  • Snipaste icon

    Snipaste

    Snipaste is a simple but powerful snipping tool, and also allows you to pin the screenshot back onto the screen. Snip. Then paste. Free. Customizable. Portable.

    Free Windows

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    snaggy

    Snaggy is an image host that lets you paste images from your clipboard directly online. Any kind of image, from raw data to URL paths, can be pasted in one step. Snaggy also has a simple built-in editor you can use before you share...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Ember icon

    Ember

    Ember is your digital scrapbook of things that inspire you - be it websites, photos, apps or other things. Just drag in images that you want to keep, organise them into relevant collections, annotate the images you need to give...

    Commercial Mac Chrome Safari

    • Discontinued See https://blog.realmacsoftware.com/article/a-long-overdue-update-on-our-product-roadmap#ember-for-mac Nothing happened since then. The app disappeared completely.
  • Open Screenshot icon

    Open Screenshot

    This extension is able to capture 100% of both the vertical and horizontal content appearing on any webpage on the Internet. It is very easy to save the captured file onto your computer or print it / or share it to any social network.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Chrome OS Android Tablet

  • ScreenCloud icon

    ScreenCloud

    ScreenCloud is an easy to use screenshot sharing application. Take a screenshot using one of the 3 hotkeys or simply click the ScreenCloud tray icon. You can choose where you want to save your screenshot. If you choose to upload...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • MWSnap icon

    MWSnap

    MWSnap is a small yet powerful Windows program for snapping (capturing) images from selected parts of the screen. MWSnap does not require installation and does not need any special dlls, drivers or system files which can mess up...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last version was released on 06 Jul 2002, but is already downloadable and useable.
  • ABBYY Screenshot Reader icon

    ABBYY Screenshot Reader

    Screenshot Reader is a smart OCR-screenshot application for capturing text and images from any area on your PC screen and extracting text from them or just saving as an image. Prize: 9.99 USD. ABBYY Screenshot Reader creates copies...

    Commercial Windows

  • WinSnap icon

    WinSnap

    WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots. Standard features include easy capture of non-rectangular windows with customized and transparent backgrounds, simple and automatic canvas transformations...

    Commercial Windows

  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1. Color Picker 2. Duplicate Image Finder : find duplicate image 3. Google Image Link Generator :...

    Commercial Windows

  • Shotty icon

    Shotty

    Taking screenshots with Shotty is so natural and easy, you just have to try it. Edit them in minimalistic editor and the upload them with one click. Focusing on simplicity and usability, this tool is probably the most intuitive...

    Free Windows

  • CutyCapt

    CutyCapt is a small cross-platform command-line utility to capture WebKit's rendering of a web page into a variety of vector and bitmap formats, including SVG, PDF, PS, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP.

    Open Source Windows

  • Xfce4 Screenshooter icon

    Xfce4 Screenshooter

    This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region. You can set the delay that elapses before the screenshot is taken and the action that will be done with the screenshot: save it to a PNG...

    Open Source Linux

Greenshot Comments

Does the trick

Positive Comment by drink_n_drive
about Greenshot and scrot Oct 2015

Coming from Linux, I missed scrot -s a lot. Now I can deal with image cropping easily.
Plus, Greenshot is Open Source, which is great if you asked me.

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Why is this app so hot?

Comment by realnabarl
about Greenshot Sep 2015

I was concerned about screenshot apps for years, Greenshot is not that outstanding.
I think it is like Piriform software, just good marketing and good luck.

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GreenShot is my favorite 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by hitttta
about Greenshot Mar 2013

greenshot is by far my favorite screen shot software that i have ever used, with the past 2 software i was searching for some features which is unnecessary but will make my life a lot more easier and do things a lot more simple and fast, with GreenShot i find it all, the essential, the additions , the extra addition, itis simply super fantastic, yet super simple, in tiny little package.

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Nice app

Positive Comment by EminoMeneko
about Greenshot Dec 2012

I'm the guy who initially translated it to French. This app evolved a lot since then. The only thing I would like to see is a full Window scroll capture for every app, not only IE. Of course if it would have video as suggested in some comments it would be fine but maybe they should do a separate app for that.

Do not agree with the person saying that size doesn't matter and I especially disagree on the argument that person/groups that emphasis on their app size would not code well. I think it's the opposite. Being able to make an app that reaches to eat the least possible capacity demands a great knowledge in development. So size somehow matter even if it doesn't matter as much as functionality.

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Really cool capture tool

Positive Comment by Apaosha
about Greenshot and Snagit Oct 2012

Awesome alternative for SnagIt. And it's open-source, too. Beautiful!
Love it.

I am using the lastest Build of Greenshot, v1.0.3 RC3 by now.

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No

Comment by realnabarl
about Greenshot Oct 2012

I tried many captures, and this is not outstanding at all. I think why it's well-known like this is just some magazines or websites recommended it.

For free ones, try PicPick, FastStone Capture v5.3, DuckCapture, Ptr Scr.

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Why pay for SnagIt?

Positive Comment by dthatcher7
about Greenshot and CamStudio Apr 2012

Greenshot does everything I need, except for video capture, and I can use the free CamStudio for that.

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I like it.

Positive Comment by klischee
about Greenshot and ZScreen Jun 2011

I like it. It's lightweight, offers the most useful options (like (last) crop shot and window shot) and the built-in image editor can easily crop images. What I miss in comparition to ZScreen (Open Source too) for example, is to select not only whole windows but elements of windows, like bars or dialoges and seperators - this is what I miss with Greenshot.

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Almost identical to SnagIt!

Positive Comment by throckmortonqdirktwister
about Greenshot and Snagit Jun 2011

great program, almost identical to SnagIt! all it is missing is a scrolling webpage function.

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Comparison Jing - GreenShot - Jet ScreenShot

Positive Comment by em4020
about Greenshot and Jing, Jet Screenshot Jun 2011

Comparison ................................. Jing ............GreenShot ....Jet ScreenShot:

Space on Harddisk (kB).............. 1: 12983kB.. 2: 1851kB .........1: 5315kB

Language(s): .............................. 1 en. ........... 3: en. + ge..... 1: en.

Filename empty spaces: ............ 1: No .......... 3: Yes ............... 3: Yes

Record screen-video: .................. 2: Yes......... 1: No ................ 1: No

OCR send Text ClipBoard ........... 0 No ........... 6: Yes ...........0 No

Save-to-File & keep ClipBoard .. 1 No ............ 3 Yes ............1 No

Available as portable app ........... 0 No ........... 3 Yes ............0 No

Annotating tools:

Highlighting: ................................ 2 Yes ........ 1 No .............. 2 Yes

Line-thickness: ........................... 1 fixed ...... 3 select.......... 3 select

Filled rectangle: .......................... 1 No .......... 3 Yes ............ 1 No

Arrows: ......................................... 3 Yes ........ 3 Yes ............ 1 No

Enough Colours: ........................ 3 Yes: 9 .... 3 Yes:>100... 1 No: 3 (no black)

Web upload features:

Web-upload (no proxy): .............. 9 Yes ........ 9 Yes ............. 9 Yes

Up to HTTP-proxy-web: .............. 5 Yes ........ 0 No .............. 0 No

Up to FTP-webserver: ................. 0 No ......... 0 No .............. 1 Yes

Shots History in web: .................. 3 Yes ....... 0 No .............. 0 No

Sum Assessment-Points .......... 33 ............. 43 .................. 25

This review concerns Greenshot-RC7-NO-INSTALLER-0.8.1.1427.zip with OCR-Plugin (The excellent OCR-function has been added to Greenshot in the year 2012).

[Edited by em4020, October 26, 2012]

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I especially like the concept of plug-ins, program is small

Positive Comment by alexlehm
about Greenshot Jun 2011

I especially like the concept of plug-ins, the program is reasonably small, but can be extended with additional output modes.

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Of free/open source screenshot tools: By far my favorite

Positive Comment by jpgilman
about Greenshot Jun 2011

Of the free/open source screenshot tools. This is by far my favorite.

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Pros: 156Kb, no need to install, text/draw editor, no Cons

Positive Comment by Oco
about Greenshot Jun 2011

Pros: 156Kb, no need to install, text/draw editor
Cons: None!

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