Screenshot app

Are you looking for a light-weight screenshot utility that does only what you need it to? LightShot is about as resource-friendly as you’ll find considering it uses a mere 2MB of memory while running. With it you’ll be able to select an area of the screen you want to snap for your screenshot, and then choose from a variety of actions:

  • Share screenshots via Internet
    Do you want to share photos, images, parts of a webpage or any content that you see on the screen with your friends? Simply start the Lightshot, select an area and click this button!
  • Copy screenshot to clipboard
    You can place captured area directly to the Windows clipboard, and paste it into any suitable application such as Word, Paint, Photoshop or any other. This can be done either by pressing “Copy” or by pressing Ctrl+C hotkey. Another option is to hold down the Ctrl key and select area, this will copy screenshot to the clipboard as soon as you release mouse button.
  • Edit screenshot immediately after it taken
    You can edit your screenshot online with powerful Pixlr Editor. It has classic Pen, Brush and Blur tools, you can highlight something or add a text note. There are a lot of other cool features and stuff you can work with. Take a video tour to know it all!
  • Save screenshots to your PC
    Use this button to save screenshot as JPG, PNG or BMP formats if you want to make a lot of shots and choose the best later or process them in some other way.

I was pretty impressed by this app, and it’s nice that it ties into an online image editor. What I found it lacking was the various types of screenshots you may want to take (e.g. full screen or a specific window). Instead you are limited to selecting a region each time.

Note: There are also Chrome and Firefox extensions available.

LightShot Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)