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LightShot Reviews

Awesome

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Very fast and simple tool. Love it.

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Very simple in use and advance in features. 100% solution for me

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Very nice, superfast, simple and very easy-to-use screenshot tool. I use it everyday for creating presentations and design! I recommend it if you want to save your time.

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Recommended by my nephew, Zack. Works better than the screencapture I had been using before.

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lightning fast!

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Great alternative to greenshot. lightning fast

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The amazing program "Puush"... just better....

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I have been using puush and lightshot for a while now, and though puush is quicker at getting the job done, lightshot allows for much more customization. This is great, and it's still really easy to get a picuture out there quickly.

I would recommend lightshot over puush, mostly because of all the bugs that puush has. Sometimes puush can't even upload your picture, or react to your hotkey press. This is very annoying. And puush's images only last 6 weeks (a very long time) but not if it's something you need permanently.

Both programs are great though. And makes your everyday much easier on the computer.

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Mimics one of my favorite features in Mac OS X

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One of my favorite features in Mac OS X is its built-in screenshot tool. The default "PrntScrn" function in Windows sucks, since you're forced to take a screenshot of your entire screen (a huge pain due to my dual-monitor setup), and there's no easy way of saving the image. The Snipping Tool in Windows is a little bit better, but there's no easy way to turn it on, and it's not very flexible or quick to use, either. Meanwhile, the screen capture feature in Mac OS X allows you to select only a single part of your screen to capture, saves your screenshot automatically to the desktop, and is accessible via a keyboard shortcut.

Until Windows gets a less cruddy screen capture feature, LightShot is the best way I've found to mimic the excellent screenshot feature in OS X.

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Hi omgitsthesmartguy,

Just a tip :

Did you know that you can make a shortcut and assign a keyboard shortcut to it natively in Windows?

Here's an article about it if you want : http://www.pcworld.com/article/197195/Assign_a_Keyboard_Shortcut_to_Any_Installed_Program.html


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It works perfectly and has been on my PC for many months. No problem, the only thing is that it took me a while to figure it out:

Use CTRL + "+" (the button with the numeric "+" symbol) to increase the size of the text and arrows. I can only use with the "+" key on the numeric keypad (NumLock enabled)
And use CTRL + A to streamline print on the entire screen

I decided to comment here to make it easier for you lol.

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Nice app! But there is lack of some features.

INCEDIBILE feature: search captured image in google in 1 click. Don't know another app with that feature.

Nice features:

  • capture part of screen with possibility to move selection
  • usable editing right on screenshot: lines, arrows, text, marker
  • copy to clipboard or save
  • hotkeys for fullscreen and area capture

Poor features:

  • edit in paint-style, no layers like in ShareX
  • can't edit text size, font and other

Missing features:

  • no steps tool in editing, like step 1, step 2
  • no integration with other image services, only prnt.sc
  • no snap to window when capture an area like in ShareX
  • no multicapture mode (few screens to 1)
  • no pixelate / blur tool
  • no OCR
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  1. I am a software tester so
    a) I have at 3 monitors - Lightshot will not function on more than the laptop monitor. The others, too bad soo sad.
    b) So I moved the browser to the laptop to take a screenshot for the app that I was testing. Too bad Soo sad, Lightshot hid the browser so I could not screenshot it.

Bye Bye LightSnot!

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