GreenShot

GreenShot

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    162,821
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.31MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    504
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #28 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"great product"

February 21, 2011  |  By doubleagents

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

very happy anf love it

Cons

i do not have any cons

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5 stars

"Easiest screen shots ever!"

January 27, 2011  |  By jenncard

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

Easy to use
Opens quickly when i need it

Cons

none so far

Summary

I don't write many reviews, but....
Stumbled on to this a while back, has turned into one of my "go-to" applications. Easy to get screen shots of exactly what i need including small sections of online books, bits of web sites, etc. This combined with evernote makes me v happy!

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5 stars

"Nice screenshot tool, does everything one needs"

September 28, 2010  |  By dshauhndfbuinai

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

Compact, configurable, easy to understand

Cons

requires .NET

Summary

BTW: I have just realized that version 0.8 (more stable+additional features) is out for a few months now - will this article be updated for the new version?

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5 stars

"Excellent screen capturing program.. and it is free !!"

April 05, 2010  |  By Sejen

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

1. Can use the Print screen button in Keyboard for screen capturing
2. Allows marking the area for capture. Semi transparent rulers are a big big help for carefully marking the area.
3. Simple interface

Cons

Nothing at all,
Probably they could introduce a basic image editing option in the editor

Summary

A very capable, easy to use screen capture program for FREE!!

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5 stars

"Simple and easy"

February 24, 2010  |  By paragrkate

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

Works with Print Screen, Copy to Clipboard, can draw outlines

Cons

Interface is very basic.

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5 stars

"Proof You DON'T Have to Pay for Screen Cap Utilities"

September 17, 2009  |  By TheDataRat

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

Does what most folks need to do vis-a-vis screen capture ...and sometimes ~more~.

Cons

None yet !

Summary

Excellent functionality. Like it ~better~ than most screen capture applets you have to pay for.

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2 stars

"Needs work"

June 01, 2009  |  By bs99

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

Ability to add lines, arrows and text boxes to the image

Cons

Can't edit the lines, arrows or text boxes once you put them on the image. Would alo be nice to have the ability to reverse the colors for when you capture images with dark backgrounds.

Summary

Headed in the right direction but still needs work.

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4 stars

"Great utility."

June 01, 2009  |  By cable.cnet.id

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

I am already using this frequently. Sure beats having to take a snapshot of the page then importing with a graphic program. The editing portion of this is a bonus.

Cons

It printed the background, a solid color. Eliminate this to save ink.

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4 stars

"Does the job, no fuss, no mess"

May 27, 2009  |  By Scott B.

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

Perfect tool for my task- cropping text from .pdf files into .ppt. Quick download, no bloatware. Pastes easily in MS Powerpoint.

Cons

Customization of repetitive tasks? Have to read the FAQ's, I guess.

Summary

How many times have you said, "I need to capture that image and put it in the confines of a Powerpoint slide"? well, this nice little (<0.5MB) app does the trick.
Sure, it's a feature in other editing software, but I got done what I needed to do without a lot of bandwidth. Might be a netbook killer app!
Thanks GreenShot and CNET

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1 stars

"Doesn't work with Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT"

May 25, 2009  |  By Geoff Sjostrom

 |  Version: GreenShot 0.7

Pros

Easy to install

Cons

When I pull it up, my screen goes blank. Since I can't see what I'm doing, I can't define the area I want to capture.

Summary

Useless for me, maybe great for somebody else.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.7
This is the first version on Download.com.
General
Publisher GreenShot
Publisher web site http://greenshot.sourceforge.net/
Release Date May 20, 2009
Date Added May 20, 2009
Version 0.7
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.31MB
File Name Greenshot-INSTALLER-1.2.6.7-RELEASE.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 162,821
Downloads Last Week 504
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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