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A Screen Capturing Software

Are you looking for the fastest software that captures your screen and customize it for you? Do you want to share your screenshots via the internet with a short URL? Let me introduce you a free and fast screen saving software called LightShot. It is a unique and trendy tool you must know.

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In the past, in case you wanted to take a screenshot, you had to take it using the print screen key on the keypad, which basically copy the screenshot, and then you had to use some image processing software like paint or Photoshop to get the image. LightShot software makes this process very easy.

If you are searching for a solution that will enable you to create a screenshot quickly, you should consider using Lightshot. Integrated to the software are several basic image editing tools, useful for adding text, annotations, colors, and special effects to make the screenshots much more complete and eye-catching.

LightShot Salient Features

Selected Area Capturing Facility

It allows you to snap any area on your desktop and make a screenshot with two clicks. LightShot is available completely free of charge to users. It will enable you, through its drop-down menu, when capturing the image, to save it on your hard drive in JPG, PNG, or BMP formats or copy to clipboard.

Screenshots Sharing Option 

LightShot allows you to upload your screenshot to the server and get its short link. You can either save the image locally or upload it online for sharing is totally up to you.

Picture Editing Option

After capturing the screenshot, LightShot enables you to edit it with a robust online editor before saving it. It allows you to draw on the image and make different marks to highlight several parts. Also, you can draw freehand lines to mark the square on the image. It has the option of changing the color or marking lines and written text on the image.

Similar Image Searching Option

Just like the Google image searching option, this software allows you to select any image on your screen and find dozens of related photos quickly.

Shortcut keys 

It allows you to choose a key that assists you to directly access the program and start the screen-capturing action without searching for the software in the download section of your device.

Availability and Support

LightShot is Windows compatible. It is also available for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera as an extension. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that LightShot is ready to use after installation.

How to use LightShot software?

Well, the procedure is straightforward and easy. You can use this software in two ways. One either download and then install the software to your device or download the extension for Chrome or Firefox.

For your PC, you have to download and install the software. After installation, when you press the print-screen key, it highlights the whole screen from where you can select the portion you want to crop out to make the image.

Then you can either save the image to the local hard disk or upload it into the web with a single click. You can also login to the site using Facebook if you want to save the images and access them later on. This software is ultra-light and hardly affects the system performance.

For Chrome extension, go to Google chrome and search for LightShot chrome extension, download the extension and add it to your chrome. After that, you’ll see a small purple color leaf on the chrome header bar. Click on it, and it’ll show the dotted square to select the area for the snap. LightShot-Prntscr is ready to go! 

Why is this software preferable over others?

First of all, it is free of cost you have to pay nothing for having such fantastic software. Secondly, it captures your screen without wasting your time. Another significant advantage is the editing option with different color schemes and the option to share the screenshot anywhere you want quickly. Lightshot is, therefore, an excellent choice for those who need an easy to use the program to take screenshots.

Let’s go and try it and let me know what you think by leaving your comment.

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