GreenShot

GreenShot

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 27 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.1.9.13
File Size:
1.25MB
Date Added:
July 09, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
120,600
Downloads Last Week:
1,030
Product ranking:
#26 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

GreenShot allows you to take screenshots in a number of different formats and then save them to a folder of your choice or send them to a printer or Microsoft Outlook. While not as powerful as some screenshot tools, GreenShot is a very good, easy-to-use tool that will provide the tools needed by the vast majority of users.

Pros

Consolidated interface: Everything you need in GreenShot is located in the menu task bar. Clicking the icon after launching the app will provide a menu to snap shots of specific windows, fullscreens, or regions. It also has a memory tool to capture most recent regions, as well as specific parts of programs like your Web browser, all of this with hot keys access available as well.

Quick to use: GreenShot is fast, with a minimal footprint on the machine. As a result, it can sit out of the way and active on your machine, so it's ready to use whenever you need it. This is a great tool if you take a lot of screenshots and want a tool that's quickly ready to go.

Cons

Extra steps to save: Unlike some other tools, you can't save screenshots automatically upon hitting your hot keys. You need to manually choose where to save an image after taking it. You can choose to change this with automatic locations, saving directly to clipboards, or sending directly to a printer or Outlook. Still, there are a number of extra steps involved.

Bottom Line

GreenShot is a decent screenshot snapping tool for the PC that installs quickly, runs smoothly in the background, and customizes to the point that most users will be happy with it. The interface is not as polished as some others, and it can be complicated to find every option you're looking for. But for most users, GreenShot will do everything you need.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use, light on resources, stays out of way"

    July 02, 2014

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.8.35

    Pros

    Easy to use, light on resources, stays out of way

    Cons

    Edit tools a touch kludge but for a free app quite simple yet complete

    Summary

    i tried 3-4 of CNET's highest rated free screen capture tools the past few years and this is the best I've found yet

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  • 5 stars

    "I would give this product 10 starts if possible"

    February 04, 2014   |   By rhinestonejoe

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.5.2643

    Pros

    Great. Just plain great. Well thought out. Maybe it sounds dumb to someone that an app that just takes a screen shot is so important. But with this program, in just seconds, I can take a picture of a small portion of the screen add some arrows and text and send an email. It is amazing. There are a zillion options too. I only look inside the options once in a while when I think of a way to improve the product seeing that the option is already in there.

    Cons

    There are no cons period.

    Summary

    This product makes me more productive and allows me to get points across easily to others that I am emailing with rather than having to give them shared access to my screen. With the built-in image editor, you can add to the image text, shapes and arrows very quickly without the need to open a heavyweight photo editing program. I have been using this app on XP for almost a year and then put it on a Windows 8.1 machine a month ago. Both work well. No errors. No speed impact. Thanks

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  • 5 stars

    "Top notch!"

    January 14, 2014   |   By StarNStripe

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.5.2643

    Pros

    Magnifier window for capturing exactly the area you want. Easy interface, very straightforward. Minimal clicks to get screenshot where you want it. Copies to the clipboard as well.

    Cons

    I don't think there's an option to just have it play a "click" when you capture the screen and nothing more. Minimum it shows a context menu asking if you want to save with standard settings or specify your settings.

    Summary

    I have never found a better screen capture software, and I can't really think of how you would make it better!

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  • 3 stars

    "Good, but didn't quite meet my requirements"

    December 05, 2013   |   By howardferns

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.5.2643

    Pros

    There are a great many good things to be said about this freeware, just read all the information on their site, download it to try it, and you will see for yourself.

    Cons

    Unless I am very mistaken, any text you add has to be in a box, it does not seem possible to add text without it being in a text box. Also the box you make needs to be the right length for the text you are going to put into it. And unless I am again mistaken, it does not appear to be possible to adjust the position of the box by dragging it, like you can with, say, PicPick. For these reasons I am not keeping GreenShot.

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  • 5 stars

    "Like This Software"

    November 23, 2013   |   By mohsinjaved463

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.5.2643

    Pros

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    Cons

    like
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    Summary

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  • 5 stars

    "Best free screenshot app EVER!"

    October 06, 2013   |   By PsyberEMT

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.5.2643

    Pros

    I've tried many screenshot apps, both free and paid. I work for a software company in the implementation division and find myself creating TONS of training materials that require screenshots. Greenshot makes it very easy for me to take shots of an entire desktop, window, contents, etc with hot keys.

    Cons

    No real cons to speak of. There are MANY configuration options that could be intimidating to novice users, but I see that as a plus personally.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast little tool"

    July 17, 2013   |   By wetterkrank

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.5.2643

    Pros

    Fast, reliable, a lot of functions, highly customizable

    Cons

    Can't capture video

    Summary

    I used to make screenshots with Jing, but it was awfully slow and not very stable. Greenshot works faster and has all I need: capture-and-upload in two clicks and ability to edit screenshots.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product"

    June 05, 2013   |   By horwoods

    Version: GreenShot 1.1.5.2643

    Pros

    Simple and easy to use, has some good config options, includes an editor.

    Cons

    There are some products out there that include better editing options such as speech bubbles.

    Summary

    Fantastic free product that does the job for me.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great, but can use couple more features."

    May 18, 2013   |   By tk_cnet

    Version: GreenShot 1.0.6.2228

    Pros

    Free. Beats any other screen capture tool out there!

    Cons

    None - but I have a couple of features I wish are there.

    Summary

    Excellent tool. Better than the paid version of snagit that I normally use!
    When you capture a screen it prompts you to which word document you want the image to be pasted in...- I love this feature.
    But it would be great if the following features are also provided :

    1) An option by which the image can be automatically pasted to given filename or the last file that was accessed automatically (without prompting with a list of files to choose from)

    2) Another option by which the tool will paste into the document into which you click .

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  • 5 stars

    "A great app to copy and paste elsewhere quickly."

    November 24, 2012   |   By RRedsy

    Version: GreenShot 1.0

    Pros

    I really love this app. I can choose what to copy/cut - a page, an image on the page, part of a page and then save it to to one of my Office apps, Dropbox, Picasa and many other online sites.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.

    Summary

    When I don't need to use Evernote, but I want to save what I see, GreenShot does the trick intuitively and quickly.

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