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Wow this tool is really awesome. I was looking for a replacement for greenshot, which couldnt place 2 images side by side for comparison. This tool not only does that, its like instant in one click. The amount of features is awesome! Some users were saying to get lightshot because they found that ShareX was hard to configure. I didnt experience that at all. Everything is pre-configured in a way that works well for me. Another thing that really sells this program for me is that its Open Source. You can view the link to the source right on the front page. Lightshot however is not open source, and nowhere did i find a link that would indicate how they are making money, if its closed source. Makes me wary.

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ShareX is basically a greenshot image editor with a backend interface that supports gifs and advanced image host options

I've tried almost every other similar program recommended on "alternatives" and shareX is by far vastly superior to anything out there

only for windows though


EDIT As of November 29th 2017 the best version is 11.6, anything past that isn't greenshot editor its shareX image editor.

EDIT^2

ShareX is good as a universal Lazy Uploader. If you ever get asked to upload something, just dump an image URL generated by shareX like so:

enter image description here

Works on everything, same number of steps everytime. No need to dig around for local file paths. Useful for adding images and gifs to alternativeto.com, stackoverflow, fiverr, wordpress, any internet site, any windows desktop application, etc etc. Just find some image on your screen, crop/annotate/upload, paste URL in any file uploader.

Imgur works best as an image host, if you want more security look into amazons3

[Edited by Kagerjay, November 29]

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I used this app for about 3 months. I had been using Greenshot which lacks a scrolling capture capability. ShareX has scrolling capture, and so much more.

However I ultimately decided to go back to Greenshot for all my needs and use ShareX for those few times I require a scrolling screen cap.

The primary reason - er, actually, the only reason - is that ShareX's settings are overly complex (IMHO). I use multiple devices and need to install (and configure and maintain) most of the same apps across all of them. I found it very challenging to recall how to set my favorite customizations each time I install the app on a new device.

... of course, I could create my own cheat-sheet with notes about how I prefer to configure this app. In fact, I even started doing just that. But I found my notes to be incorrect about many of ShareX's features. After 3 months of very regular use (I take screenshots to document my work on a daily basis) - I still could not reliably remember the basic procedures to configure and use this app.

I realized either I was feeble minded, or the app was too complex. I am prepared to argue the latter is much closer to reality than the former (my wife is equally prepared to argue the opposite)

Ultimately, I decided this app will not be my one-and-only screencap app. Its configuration is overly complex, especially for a user who owns many devices and does not have the time or patience to keep relearning how to tweak all desired user-custumizations.

I consider myself a power user on both Windows and Linux. I couldn't venture to guess the number of apps I use on a daily basis - it certainly is in the dozens, and, over time, I've become a power user of countless apps of various types.

The usage of this app, once it is set up the way you desire, is quite simple, intuitive and feature-rich. Its biggest challenge is to make configuration and tweaking much more straightforward for the user.

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Like Greenshot but has video recording as well. Excellent! Not for people who don't know their way around computers. The setup for imgur uploading is pretty easy for anyone who uses computers frequently, though. Has a lot of hidden features if you know how to use them. Just google tutorials online and you should fine them

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This app is a mess.

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best utility of its kind
SO GOOD.
That no other screenshot derivative can or ever has come close to the endless customization and automatization available here.

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It does its job fine, but the UI leaves much to be desired. Some other details can't let me enjoy this software.

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In love with it after 3 seconds of using. Really lightweight and amazing, unexpectedly found so many useful functions. Thanks!

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I tried ShareX just this morning. I got a screenshot but could not find where it put the image and I could not figure out how to add text to it. If I took time to read the manual... but I just want a simple screen capture I can add a bit of text to. I don't want something I have to spend time learning. I think ShareX just has too many features for me.

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I used to use CloudApp with a free trial. It is a good service, and I considered paying for it but I'm glad I didn't. ShareX does everything CloudApp can do without needing to pay a premium for their services.

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Best thing for sharing screenshots, and other files i found so far

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I tried GreenShot before, but ShareX has so much more useful features that makes it my #1 recommended alternative. Aside of standard things, like key shortcut customization, it allows you to precisely determine its behaviour after certain action (i.e. print file, immediately open built-in image editor (which is the same editor that GreenShot uses BTW), copy URL to clipboard, shorten URL, etc.). All uploads and actions are conveniently logged and accessible from main window, providing preview and allowing to execute further actions on them, like directly obtaining Imgur removal link, editing file, deleting local copy, etc.
Also, it has probably the longest list of supported upload hosts amongst other tools, and user can create its own entries, making ShareX compatible with virtually any host.

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This app is absolutely brilliant. It is perfectly fit-for-purpose and extremely customisable. Not only does it include nearly every pertinent function you could conceive of, it goes far beyond what is necessary, with some apparently unrelated tools tacked-on, such as the DNS Changer, and Hash checker.

My only gripe is that I find the Image Editor a bit quirky.

Highly recommended!

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The UI is overwhelmed a bit, there is no way to customize or simplify it.
There are so many features you don't need everyday (or always) causing the complexity of the project to increase. It makes more bugs possible.

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So good! Does everything you could hope for with great results, and is easy to use, too! SO, so good.

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