How many times have we wished for a quick and easy way to take and edit a screenshot? Sure, it's easy enough to take a screenshot, but then there's the pasting, the fumbling with image-editing software, the figuring out how to save it in the appropriate format--it's a pain! GreenShot makes this whole process incredibly simple.
GreenShot runs in the system tray, and when users are ready to take a screenshot, they can either right-click on the program or use one of its shortcuts. Users can capture a region, a window, or the full screen. Once the image is captured, GreenShot's basic editing program opens automatically. Here users can add lines, shapes, and text. Once users are satisfied with their image, it can be saved as a JPG, GIF, PNG, or BMP. It doesn't seem that there's a way to crop the image once it's in the image editor, which is unfortunate; users who are taking screenshots of one region of their screen will want to make sure they get it right the first time. The built-in Help file briefly explains all of the program's functions, but it could be a little more detailed. Other than those complaints, though, we were quite happy with GreenShot. It works quickly and nearly all of its functions were intuitive.
GreenShot is free, and it installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users looking for a quick and easy way to take and edit screenshots.