Snipping Tool Alternatives with feature 'Portable'

    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.

    This page was last updated Apr 2, 2021

    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 over 80 supported destinations.
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      ShareX vs Snipping Tool opinions
      Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
      Ola Maybe a bit to much setup but awesome and flexible tool.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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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!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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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!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      A lot more useful than snipping tool!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After starting the software, you simply select one of the tool from the PicPick Tools trayicon menu when you want.
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    5. Screenshot and screencast tool that allows for full-screen, window or region-based captures. The built-in editor for screenshots supports cropping and resizing, arrows, text labels, numbering, a blur tool, and border effects.
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    6. Screenshot Captor is a program for taking screenshots on your computer. Its different from other screenshot utilis in several notable ways: * Optimized for taking lots of screenshots with minimal intervention. * Ragged edge splicing effects.
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    7. Hotshots is a screenshot tool with some editing features. It is particularly suitable for writing documentation (as used in the following chapters) but you can use it to highlight some details on a map image or what ever you want.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.2.0, released in September 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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      HotShots vs Snipping Tool opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      its fast and has better features
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      • Windows
      WinSnap is a small enhancement utility for taking and editing screenshots.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Snip tool is a screen capture tool that lets you capture one or more selected areas on your desktop and save it with optional annotations.
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    8. Every annoying feature is consistently excluded. Make a screenshot with a click on the button or by pushing the "Print Screen" key and it will be directly saved as an image - thats it!
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