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Which software do you use to take screenshots?

darksmile92 profile image Robin Kretzschmar ・1 min read

Which software / tool do you use to take screenshots?

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Name:
[ ] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[ ] MacOS
[ ] Windows
[ ] Linux
Link:
Comments:

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**Name:**
[ ] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
**OS:**
[ ] MacOS
[ ] Windows
[ ] Linux
**Link:** [website name](https://website.com)
**Comments:**
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Name: SnagIt
[ ] Free
[x] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[x] MacOS
[x] Windows
[ ] Linux
Link: TechSmith
Comments: Free trial available. Feature rich including video recording

Name: PicPick
[x] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[ ] MacOS
[x] Windows
[ ] Linux
Link: PicPick website
Comments: Great features, also available as portable version

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Juan Carlos

Name:
[✅] Free
[ ] Paid
[✅] Open source
OS:
[ ] MacOS
[?] Windows
[✅] Linux
Link: flameshot.js.org
Comments: Really nice tool to take screenshots and add annotations and arrows and similar graphic stuff. I think is mostly C++ not JS.

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Robin Kretzschmar Author

This one looks nice, thanks for sharing!
The way they implemented the color selection looks great.
But it also looks like the color palette is very restricted. Or can you select more colors in some way?

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Juan Carlos

I think it only has the basic colors.

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Vicente G. Reyes

Name: Screenshot
[✅] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[✅] MacOS
[ ] Windows
[ ] Linux
Link: -
Comments:

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Robin Kretzschmar Author

Like the mac and windows defaults, also a underrated built-in one that does a great job 👍

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Vicente G. Reyes

Yeah! I underestimated this when I got my new mac but later found out that it was super helpful! 👍👍👍

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Mike Ekkel

Are you using the shortcut keys for screenshot or do you search for the app the entire time? (Honest question)

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Vicente G. Reyes

I use a shortcut key for taking a screenshot 😄

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Mike Ekkel

Great ☺️. I absolutely love the new shortcut key they've added in Mojave.

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Vicente G. Reyes

Was it just new in mojave? Sorry im a returning user from a late 90s mac 😄

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Mike Ekkel

Yeah :). cmd + shift + 3 / 4 were already there but 5 is relatively new. It's great!

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Vicente G. Reyes

HAHA! I only used cmd + shift + 3. I didnt know about 4 and 5. Thank you! I learned something new again today!

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Mike Ekkel

I think you'll absolutely love them!

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Vicente G. Reyes

I certainly will 😄 no more cmd + shift + 3 and cropping! Thank you!

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Samuel Blickle

Name: Apples default screenshot app
[x] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[x] MacOS
[ ] Windows
[ ] Linux
Link: How to take a screenshot on your Mac
Comments: Heavily underrated tool IMHO. It can capture the entire screen, a selected portion of it, a window, menus or the Touch Bar. It is even able to capture videos!

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Robin Kretzschmar Author

I don't have a mac but sounds great and if it can also capture videos, it is far more advanced than the default of windows 👍

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Mike Ekkel

Ever since the Mojave update it's been an absolute joy to create screenshots with macOS. Not that it was terrible, but the cmd + shift + 5 shortcut is amazing. You can quickly grab a screenshot of a window, your entire desktop, just a small portion. Want to take a video? You've got the same options for it right there!

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫 • Edited

Name: Gyazo
[x] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[x] MacOS
[x] Windows
[ ] Linux (not sure about this one)
Link: Gyazo web
Comments: I've always used this one, it's not only about screenshots, it has also an easy-tool to make gifs and a replay tool for gaming I think (never used the last one). &Lets you search through your recent screen captures so... No need to keep them in your pc 'just in case'! ;)

I really love it!

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Robin Kretzschmar Author

The feature to search your recent captures is very interesting... Thanks for sharing! :)

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Desiré 👩‍🎓👩‍🏫

TRUE! I totally forgot to mention that! Thank you for the reply Robin, I'll add that asap!

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn • Edited

Name: screengrab
[ ] Free
[ ] Paid
[x] Open source
OS:
[?] MacOS
[?] Windows
[x] Linux
Link: LXQt website
Comments: Part of LXQt (which is funny, since I use Cinnamon not LXQt). The big reason I use it is because I can script taking screenshots since it can take them directly from the command-line, which is big when I am trying to do something like create a sequence of screenshots for a bug report. It claims to be cross-platform, but I've never tried using it on anything but Linux (I don't use macOS, and on Windows I just use the built-in screenshot functionality).

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max

Name:
[X] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[X] MacOS
[X] Windows
[X] Linux
Link: xnview
Comments: Been using it for decades now. Works in every OS, can capture multiple screenshots in a row, has options (display mouse, etc.), and offer easy to crop/resize/edit solutions. I really recommand.

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Manoj Kumar

Name: Greenshot
[X] Free
[ ] Paid
[X] Open source
OS:
[X] MacOS (Paid)
[X] Windows
[ ] Linux
Link: Greenshot
Comments: Simple interface. It comes equipped with tools to highlight the snapshots. What I like the most is that it's damn easy to paste one snapshot into another for comparing and highlighting purposes.

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Robin Kretzschmar Author

I used Greenshot a while ago and almost forgot it exists. They improved it heavily since I used it the last time, great addition to this list 👍

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Thomas H Jones II

Name:
[X] Native
[ ] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[X] MacOS
[X] Windows
[X] Linux

All of the asked-after OSes have built in snapshot capability: I mostly can't see the point of wasting time fetching other software even if it's free.

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Paresh

Snip
[x] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[ ] MacOS
[x] Windows
[ ] Linux

Comments: It came as a part of Win 10, I never installed it separately. Just press Ctrl + Win + S

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Robin Kretzschmar Author

Thanks Paresh, I think this one is a common underestimated tool that serves its purpose just fine.

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Paresh

The other option for those who use Windows + Microsoft Office is to use OneNote (I guess shortcut key was Ctrl + Shift + S).

Benefit there is that it keeps your screen captures in a notebook, which you can use it later if needed. I used it heavily for technical documentation as you don't have to worry about saving your captures in jpeg/png.

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Weston Wedding

Name:
[X] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[X] MacOS
[ ] Windows
[ ] Linux
Comments:
I just use shortcuts on my work Mac. Almost always using Cmd + Shift + 4 to grab sections of my screen.

Name:
[X] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[ ] MacOS
[X] Windows
[ ] Linux
Comments:
I almost never screenshot outside of games on my Windows machine, and games almost always provide their own screenshot function.

Otherwise I google the keypresses to use Windows' built in functionality and lament that it kinda sucks in comparison to Mac.

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Richard Lewis • Edited

Name: Snipping Tool
[x] Free
[ ] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[ ] MacOS
[x] Windows
[ ] Linux
Link: Microsoft Snipping Tool
Comments: It's nothing fancy but free and easy to use.

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zogamnuam • Edited

Name: Jing
[ x] Free
[ x] Paid
[ ] Open source
OS:
[ x] MacOS
[ x] Windows
[ ] Linux

Link: Jing

Comments:
I use Jing since 2007 or 2008. But also I used OS built-in screenshot tool from Windows OS and Mac OS too.

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Matt Kimek

For websites? Use chrome. Inspect the element you wish to capture.
Open the Command Menu with Cmd + Shift + P / Ctrl + Shift + P.
Type in screenshot within the Command Menu.

You have different option, taking full screen, partial, selected element,

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Irfan

Command + shift + 4 on Mac.

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Jingles (Hong Jing)

How about "Which software do you use to record animated screenshots?"