Greenshot 0.8.0

Greenshot is a free screenshot program that lets you quickly capture screenshots and customize them with its built-in image editor.


 

    Greenshot Review

    Taking traditional screenshots can be a hassle. You can only capture your whole computer screen, then you have to open a separate image editing program, create a new file, paste the screenshot into the file, and edit it from there. A good image editing program can be expensive, confusing, and slow to load. Don’t spend the money and time taking screenshots the old fashioned way. Instead, use Greenshot, a free program that makes capturing and editing screenshots a breeze. Capture your whole screen, part of the screen, or a specific window, with just a few clicks or keystrokes. Your screenshot automatically opens up in Greenshot’s built-in image editing program, which is free, fast, and easy to use.

    Favorite Features

    With Greenshot, you can always get the screenshot you want, whether it’s your whole screen, a certain part of the screen, or one specific window on the screen. You can even capture whole web pages in Internet Explorer, no matter how far down the scroll. Choose where you want your screenshots to go, whether it’s to your printer, a file, or Greenshot’s built-in image editor: a free, simple editor that lets you manipulate your screenshots however you want. You can resize or crop screenshots, highlight text, magnify parts of the screenshot, or even obfuscate parts to make them illegible. Editing screenshots is a cinch with Greenshot’s image editor and it doesn’t cost a fortune or take ten minutes to load.

    Tips for New Users

    Greenshot is a simple program that makes capturing screenshots easy. To make the most out of its many useful features, be sure to visit the “Help” section of the Greenshot web site. You can find it at www.getgreenshot.org/help.

    Areas of Improvement

    Greenshot’s best feature is its built-in image editor, which is easy to use, and loads much quicker than traditional image editing programs. However, its simplicity means there’s a limit to how you can manipulate a screenshot. You can highlight, add text, draw shapes, magnify, obfuscate, and crop; but you can’t adjust brightness, contrast or color, erase parts of the image, add effects or many of the other options available in third party image editors. To further customize your image, you must save it as an image file then open it in another image editing program.

    Summary

    If you find the process of taking traditional screenshots too complicated and time-consuming, Greenshot is for you. With Greenshot, you can capture whatever part of your computer screen you want for free, then immediately open it in Greenshot’s built-in image editor. You can edit your screenshot in the image editor quickly and easily, but you are limited in what you can do. If you’re looking for more control over your saved screenshots, try a free standalone image editor, like Gimp. If you just want to quickly snap screen shots, make a few edits, and save or print your images in no time, try Greenshot. It’s the fastest, easiest way to capture your computer screen.

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