Take screenshots without a hassle with LightShot


  • Personalizable screenshots
  • Smart interface.
  • Editor included.


  • Sometimes there’s a bit of delay in loading the screenshots.

Found something curious browsing the web and want to share it with everyone else? The screenshot key is always there, but it’s a bit of a pain editing the images after in a different program (which usually tends to be Paint), and then search for the best program to share the image. At least, that’s what the developers of LightShot think. It’s a practical tool for Windows that lets you take screenshots simply and effectively. 

Lightshot is practical

Thanks to LightShot you can select with just couple of clicks the area of the screen that you want to capture. It’s also possible to send the screenshots to a LightShot server in order to share them quickly with the world; you’ll receive an easy link that you’ll be able to copy and paste in messages to friends and family.

LightShot is also able to search its database for screenshots similar to the one you’ve taken, making it a good resource for sharing curiosities.

Editor incorporated

The program comes with an editor which really comes in handy as it avoids having to draw on an external tool. It’s a far cry from something like Photoshop, however it’s useful for most of the things we’d want to do with a screenshot (highlight text, crop, draw something, etc.).

LightShot is slick, easy to work with, easy to understand, and comes packed with options. While it’s certainly not the 8th wonder of the world, it’s a piece of software that will always be useful to have to hand.

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Type Freeware


Size 2.6 MB

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