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LightShot Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to LightShot for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is ShareX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to LightShot and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to LightShot are Flameshot, Greenshot, FastStone Capture and PicPick.

LightShot alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Screen Recorders or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LightShot.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Google Chrome
  • Wine
  • Firefox

Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of...

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  1. 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 many supported destinations you can choose from.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableShareX is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeShareX doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ PortableShareX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeShareX supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotShareX can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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    Almost everyone thinks ShareX is a great alternative to LightShot.
    Ola

    Great tool if you need loads of features and freedom to upload images to custom services.

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    This tool is a good addition to lightshot for a more thorough preparation.

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    Many more features than just screenshotting

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    All you ever dreamed of having in a screenshot tool and more.

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    Many more tools and ways to take photos, especially where you only need to take regional photos. Very versatile, changing settings is a breeze, and there are a lot of settings you can change.

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  2. Features a free draw tool, arrows, lines, circles, and other tools for editing screenshots you take. Possibility to add text, but not possible to change text size.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFlameshot consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableFlameshot is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Goal TrackingFlameshot can be used for tracking progress toward personal or business goals.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingFlameshot supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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    Almost everyone thinks Flameshot is a great alternative to LightShot.
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    BrenoZ

    Adds some fancy features, but the basic, like customize screen capture shortcut, it's not possible on MacOS and probably will never be. (https://github.com/flameshot-org/flameshot/issues/1259)

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    ultome

    The most lightshot-like app on Linux

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    Maxi_Mega

    Really lightweight, open-source, easy to use, ... what more ?

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    It is perfectly lightweight!

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    Much much better than light shot as it integrates well to the ubuntu environment without the need for wine . In addition, it's rich with features and functionality.

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    Better than LighShot. It's sad that not works on Windows

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    Titan

    As simple as LightShot but for Linux

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

    ⚫︎ LightweightGreenshot consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableGreenshot is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableGreenshot can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotGreenshot can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
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    The best and most customizable tool for screenshotting!

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  4. A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFastStone Capture consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableFastStone Capture can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    PicPick

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user.

    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotPicPick can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    ⚫︎ PortablePicPick can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizablePicPick is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    I don't think people who use Lightshot wants PicPick. Its very different. Though they have the same objective, they are different

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    Snipping Tool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    Most users think Snipping Tool is a great alternative to LightShot.
    flux

    Micros- replaced this tool with Snip & Sketch.

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    Ksnip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Qt

    Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots.

    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKsnip is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ Full-page ScreenshotSnagit can capture complete (scrolling) web pages from your web browser.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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    Callouts have too few options, end results look childish.

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    Flamory

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchFlamory lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionFlamory can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Discontinued

    The app seems no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.19, released in November 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website

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  10. Screenshot Editing and Video Screen Capture Software for Windows and Mac.

    ⚫︎ Annotate ScreenshotEdit and annotate a screenshot with various editing tools and options.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCloudApp is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Upload ScreenshotUpload your screenhots directly to the cloud in order to easily share them with others.
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    Screenshot annotation options
    CloudApp vs LightShot opinions
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    more functions available. can upload screenshot and share links

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