What are the best screenshot software?

asked by Mohamed Tawfik
122 contributors
10 solutions
  1. 22

    #1LightShot

    LightShot

    LightShot is a tool that allows you to take fast screenshots of selected areas of your screen. It has a simple and intuitive user interface, and it allows you to upload your screenshot to the to get its short link so you can share it.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Chrome Extension

    Free

    Harry Romero
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a good screenshot software. I like this software."
  2. 17

    #2Screenpresso

    Screenpresso

    Screenpresso is a free screenshot and video capture software tool which comes with an easy-to-use editing and transformation tools for images and videos.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Shreya Shah
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Really good. Okay make that extremely good. I have been using different screenshot tools over the years and i keep on using a different one because i couldn't find the right one until I discovered Screenpresso. My lifesaver! "
  3. 17

    #3Monosnap

    Monosnap

    Monosnap allows you to capture full screen, part of the screen, or a selected window and draw on it or hide part of the image. Monosnap is free and works on Windows and OS X.

    Software

    Mac, Windows, Chrome Browser Extension

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rachel Morrison
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I am using Monosnap, a screenshot editor, on my MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.12.6. For a free app, it has a great feature set and places an icon on the toolbar to easily capture a capture a selection, full screen, or video. Numerousr keyboard shortcuts can be set as well, and different typefaces can be set for on screen editing. I have not as yet purchased to 4.99 option to save to external cloud services such as Evernote, DropBox Google Drive, but the ability to automatically save for free to AWS S3 indicated it can be used in business web deployment. They seem to have a robust support system for the numerous features I have yet to try."
  1. 13

    #4Snagit

    Snagit

    Snagit is a software which allows users to record screen activities, take screenshots, and edit images. The software is considered by many to be the best screen-capture tool in the market and even offers a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49.95

    Adam Boyd
    Written on April 4, 2019
    "out of all the screenshot softwares ive tried, snagit has been one of the best for me, especially since its convenient and easy to use. fun too."
  2. 12

    #5Skitch

    Skitch
    Skitch allows you to take screenshots of your entire screen or specific areas, draw on them, resize, and more. It's free and works on Windows, OS X and iOS.
    Software

    Mac, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Kimberly Robertson
    Written on June 6, 2018
    "This software could be great and easy to use"
  3. 10

    #6Greenshot

    Greenshot

    Greenshot is a free and open-source screenshot software for Windows which can create screenshots of a selected part of the window or in full screen which can be saved in other formats. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Rebecca Ray
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Greenshot is a decent screenshot software. But I prefer Lightshot because it automates a lot of the process for you."
  4. 8

    #7Kap

    Kap
    Kap is an open-source screen recorder that lets users take screenshots faster, thanks to its simple and intuitive interface. Kap is free and requires MacOS 10.10 or above.
    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Teresa Fields
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "This is a fairly decent program. There just isn't a lot of documentation or information available before you download, only after. And it's MacOS only."
  5. 6

    #8Snipaste

    Snipaste

    Snipaste is a free screen snipping and pasting tool that allows you to capture the entire windows or selections of it, which comes with a magnifier, and color picker.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Marilyn Kim
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "This might be a small program but it can actually do the work as it is powerful and includes so much features. It also has customization tools and editing tools. "
  6. 5

    #9Icecream Screen Recorder

    Icecream Screen Recorder

    A superbly designed screen recorder that, unfortunately, has most of its interesting features locked behind a paywall. It also allows you to take screenshots.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- $29.95

    Joel Campos
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Easy to use due to its simple interface. I can also instantly edit my screenshots which is a plus point, share the images online, as well as record your desktop screen. almost perfect but not quite though. "
  7. 2

    #10Fraps

    Fraps

    Although not the most modern screen recorder it still has its uses for gamers interested in recording short clips. It also allows you to take screenshots.

    Software

    Windows

    Free- $33

    Jacqueline Beck
    Written on June 7, 2018
    "I used to use Fraps to record gameplay videos to upload to YouTube, and for the longest time I never took advantage of any other of its features. I didn't even know it was possible to use it to take screenshots as well as record video, but it turns out that with just the push of a button, it'll save a screenshot that you can edit later. It's actually pretty great."

Summary

Best What are the best screenshot software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LightShotSoftware 22 Free
2ScreenpressoSoftware 17 Free
3MonosnapSoftware 17 Free
4SnagitSoftware 13 Paid
5Skitch Software 12 Free
6GreenshotSoftware 10 Free
7KapSoftware 8 Free
8SnipasteSoftware 6 Free
9Icecream Screen RecorderSoftware 5 Free
10FrapsSoftware 2 Free
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