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    Greenshot

    Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support. Save a...

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    • 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!
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    Open Source Windows

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    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Flamory

    Flamory remembers things, so you don't have to. Make snapshots of web pages, files and desktop apps. You can find snapshots later...

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    FireShot

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    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Android Tablet Chrome

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    ScreenCloud

    ScreenCloud is an easy to use screenshot sharing application. Take a screenshot using one of the 3 hotkeys or simply click the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Free Windows

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    Open Source Windows Linux

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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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