Alternatives to Snipping Tool for all platforms with any license

  • Greenshot icon

    Greenshot

    Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support. Save a screenshot or a part of the screen to a file within a second or load it up to an Internet-picture-storage...

    Open Source Windows

    • MUCH more intuitive than not just Snipping Tool but also any other screen shot software. Simply amazing and very well written. Cheers to the developers! Guest • Apr 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • ShareX icon

    ShareX

    ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Internet Explorer Chrome Firefox

  • 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

  • Evernote Web Clipper icon

    Evernote Web Clipper

    Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.

    Free Web / Cloud Internet Explorer Chrome Safari Opera Firefox Chrome Web Store

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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 Internet Explorer Chrome Microsoft Office Powerpoint Microsoft Office Word Adobe Reader Notepad++ Firefox Adobe Acrobat

  • FireShot icon

    FireShot

    Capture web page screenshots in Firefox, Chrome, or IE, and then edit and save them. In a few clicks! FireShot helps you capture web page screenshots, perform quick edits, add text annotations, and save the captures as a PDF or...

    Freemium Windows Linux Internet Explorer Chrome Thunderbird Opera Firefox

  • Screenshot Captor icon

    Screenshot Captor

    Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. Its different from other screenshot utilis in several notable ways: * Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention. * Ragged...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Gyazo icon

    Gyazo

    Gyazo lets you instantly grab the screen and upload the image to the web. You can easily share on Chat, Social, Email, or anywhere! Review and edit your images online at https://gyazo.com/history and on your iPhone with the Gyazo...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

  • 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

  • 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.
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  • 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 OS Android Tablet Chrome

  • 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

  • Screenpresso icon

    Screenpresso

    Screenshot and screencast tool that allows for full-screen, window or region-based captures. The built-in editor for screenshots supports cropping and resizing, arrows, text labels, numbering, a blur tool, and border effects. ...

    Freemium 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

  • 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.
  • TinyTake icon

    TinyTake

    Free 5 minutes recording and 2GB space and no youtube uploads, $29.95/year premium.

    Freemium 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

  • PrtScr icon

    PrtScr

    Sure, there are loads of free screen capture tools, but this is not another cheesy, spreadsheet-looking one. This one offers directness, ease of use, and does it with style. You may ask, whats wrong with Microsofts own Snipping Tool?...

    Free Windows

  • FCorp My Desktop icon

    FCorp My Desktop

    "ALL-IN-ONE" Desktop Related Tools. Feature List : 1. Icon Customizer 2. Logon Screen Changer 3. Screen Capture 4. Wallpaper Changer 5. Extras - OEM Editor 6. Extras - Timer ( Auto...

    Free Windows

  • Ashampoo Snap icon

    Ashampoo Snap

    With the new Ashampoo Snap you can capture just everything on your screen! Ashampoo Snap enables you to create high-quality screenshots, videos and demos of your screen content. Edit, save and share your excellent results with others.

    Commercial Windows Android

  • Gadwin PrintScreen icon

    Gadwin PrintScreen

    Captures the contents of the screen with a single keystroke. The captured screen can then be sent to the printer, or saved to disk as a file in 6 different graphics file formats. 15 languages. Gadwin PrintScreen can capture the...

    Free Windows

  • Gnome Screenshot icon

    Gnome Screenshot

    GNOME Screenshot is a utility used in the GNOME desktop environment for taking screenshots. It was part of the GNOME Utilities (gnome-utils) package, but was split into its own package for the 3.3.1 version in 2011.

    Open Source Linux FreeBSD

  • KSnapshot icon

    KSnapshot

    KSnapshot is a screenshot application for the KDE desktop environment developed by Richard J. Moore, Matthias Ettrich and Aaron J. Seigo. The screenshots taken by KSnapshot are also called snapshots, which explains its name. It is...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • CloudShot icon

    CloudShot

    Make a screenshot, add your notes on top and share it instantly. Need to show some action? Record what you do, and share a GIF in a few seconds.

    Free Windows

  • HotShots icon

    HotShots

    Hotshots is a screenshot tool with some editing features. It is particularly suitable for writing documentation (as used in the following chapters) but you can use it to highlight some details on a map image or what ever you want. ...

    Open Source Windows Linux

Snipping Tool Comments

Seems useful!

Positive Comment by johnbarness
about Snipping Tool Feb 2016

Thank you for introduction the soft!
I've got to do numerous of screenshots due to my work and frankly, it's very inconvenient to do print screen all the time and then paste it to somewhere. With snipping tool the process became much easier. I like to learn new opportunities and this is one of them as well as Ideals virtual data rooms for business.

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Quality, choose PNG

Comment by BUDA20
about Snipping Tool Dec 2015

It lacks JPG quality settings and uses something around 80... I would use 97 if I can, so I end up using PNG... or converting later.

Other that that, the best simple tool for the job.

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I keep coming back to this one

Positive Comment by Less
about Snipping Tool Jun 2011

I keep coming back to this one - it's blindingly simple, convenient, and just...there. This and the sticky notes are my favorite features of Win7 - things that should have been there for ages, just as part of the OS.

That said...it really should have TEXT BOX annotations as well as lines and highlights.

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