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Snipping Tool Alternatives

The ability to capture a screenshot of a specific region of your screen and then have quick access to basic editing and annotating is what Microsoft's Snipping Tool for Windows is all about.

Snipping Tool can be used to capture a screen shot of any object on your screen which can then be saved, annotated, and shared as an image.

As a relatively basic option, there are alternatives that focus on providing features such as the ability to upload directly to image hosting sites such as Imgur directly within the app. Other alternatives can provide more advanced features that Snipping Tool doesn't have, such as scrolling captures.

Snipping Tool 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 Snipping Tool.
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You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or...

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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.

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    Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
    Ola

    Maybe a bit to much setup but awesome and flexible tool.

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    It snips. I wish it didn't need so much futzing around. It's not a great alternative, but it's okay.

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

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    Greenshot vs Snipping Tool opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Greenshot is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
    wookahn624

    I use this tool at work it's super useful and is a time saver when compared to MS "Snipping Tool". I can instantly snip>edit>upload. kudos!

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    A lot more useful than snipping tool!

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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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  3. 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Flameshot is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.

    Has the functionality of Snipping Tool (cutting from screen, etc) and a bit more, without being bloated.

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    User friendly, intuitiveness, configurable, features.

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    -3

    has every feature and more, better than other alternatives

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  4. Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.

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    The Lightshot app generates URLs that are easy to guess or scrape, making it alarmingly easy for anyone to view grabs of private messages or intimate photos.

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    Offers to install Russian software Yandex.Alisa, Yandex.Browser and other products from Yandex company.

    LightShot's site prnt.sc or prntscr.com
    LightShot vs Snipping Tool opinions
    Most users think LightShot is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.

    Very Nice and user-friendly

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    Lightweight, built in shortcut, lots of marking up options, perfect for critiques

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    Can't copy and paste a section of the screen

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  5. 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.

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

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

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

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  9. Capture or record any part of your screen. The editor will help you to annotate or blur sensitive info. Fast upload and share with the Short URL. Access screenshot and video recordings from iPhone, iPad or Web.

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    Almost everyone thinks Nimbus Screenshot is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
  10. 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Snagit is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
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