Lightshot: The Best Way To Take Screenshots

Lightshot: The Best Way To Take Screenshots


First Steps

Firstly, Lightshot is available for Windows and Mac computers making it accessible to just about anyone. To download Lightshot visit this webpage: Lightshot Main Page. The download took me roughly thirty seconds so you should be able to get up and running quickly.

Lightshot: The Best Way To Take Screenshots

Lightshot is simple to download.

I love how easy Lightshot is to download and how little space it takes up. Once downloaded, Lightshot will then integrate with all of your screenshots.

Using Lightshot

To access Lightshot you have two different options. The first is going to All Programs and finding the shortcut or using one on your desktop — which could take time. Although, a much quicker method is far more accessible. By simply clicking the print screen button the app automatically starts and you don’t have to do anything else.

After clicking Print Screen your screen will turn a dark shade of gray (which can be exited by clicking ESC.) You can then drag out the area which you would like to screen print, meaning you won’t need to go through the post-process of cropping. Another little feature I love here is that you are given the dimensions in the top left corner of your crop box. For articles I use one specific width of picture and through this handy utility I can always get the correct size first time.

Lightshot: The Best Way To Take Screenshots

The interface for taking screenshots is brilliant.

Once you have specified your certain area you’ll notice that around the edges you have a few different options which are in two different sections. The first bar on the right side gives you many different sharing options. These include: sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Email or even the ability to search for similar images on Google. Each one of these provides the user with the opportunity to quickly interact with all of their social networks.

The second bar includes all of the settings you need to save and perfect pictures. The first is “Edit Online” and selecting this takes the screenshot to an online editor, (I will look at this individually in the next section.) Secondly, you have the option to upload your screenshot to the Lightshot server. This process takes about five seconds then you’re provided with a web link. Allowing you to store the images online really helps save hard drive space.

The next three options are: Print, Copy and Save (to computer.) As you can see what started off as a simple app has soon become something you can do quite a lot with. Lightshot has definitely made the process much more efficient.

Lastly what remains is to upload the picture on and you are done!

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