Lightshot 5.2.1



Sometimes simpler is better. This is probably the motto that inspired the developers of LightShot, a really simple yet handy screen capturing tool. You can either save the image on your local drive, copy it to the clipboard or cancel the capture, plus two other interesting options: save the image online on a free file storage service – perfect for sharing with friends – or edit it in a surprisingly feature rich online image editor. LightShot replaces the standard PrtScr functionality in Windows and lets you take snapshots of your screen.


Modern day activities more or less require you to spend considerable amounts of time in front of the computer, thus making the desktop your own personal virtual space. A lot can happen, and you might want to share activities with others.

A simple method is to use the keyboard button to capture the entire screen, but the whole process can be lengthy until generating the image, and this is where specialized applications such as Lightshot come in handy.

With the setup taking little of your time, you're free to run it and see what it's all about. In fact, it takes the liberty of automatically starting, conveniently hiding in the system tray, letting you know it's there and how to use it through a small tooltip.

There's no main window to work with. Functions and options are cleverly simplified, creating a neat experience. You quickly notice this from the moment you hit the print screen button on your keyboard. The desktop automatically gets covered in a transparent, tint layer, requiring you to select an area of interest.

Don't worry about precision, because releasing the mouse button is only the start. As soon as the area selection is done, clever and intuitive controls are placed on the side and bottom, with helpful tooltips upon mouse hover so you don't get stuck along the way.

The area is only under a rectangle shape, but there are different tools that tip the scales in the application's favor. In other words, your selection is now a canvas on which you are free to draw different shapes, lines, freehand lines, transparent marker, as well as text. Different colors can be used for elements, even in the same image selection.

Coverage area is fitted with size specifications to easily grab custom size panels, with the possibility to further drag borders around and even move the whole box around your desktop. Saving is done under popular formats like JPG, PNG, and BMP. 

A faster overall process is to hit the print screen key along with Shift and have images automatically saved to an indicated location.

Bottom line is that Lightshot is one of the tools you might want to keep around, be it for gaming, testing, or simply sharing random activities that take place on your desktop. 

It's lack of an interface keeps everything simple, while the clever implementation of different drawing tools and quick sharing options on various, popular social networks make it definitely worth a try.




Platform: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
License: Freeware
Author: Website
Size: 2.04MB


SHA256: 1b72aec9f61b3d693e687bbf4902e03d619986462779610ac564ccbfb02134ff

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