7 Screenshot Tools to Make Your Life Easier


7 Screenshot Tools to Make Your Life Easier-315Need to share still images from a YouTube video or other social media platforms? Want to capture something from a website with a screenshot, quickly make notes on it and upload it? Here are some screenshot tools that will help you capture and edit screenshots quickly and effectively.

1. Picpick

Is a multifunctional tool that takes screenshots, edits the images, picks colors and provides a wide range of graphic designs accessories. It’s very useful for tasks relating to designing.

2. Clip2net

Clip2net is a must-have tool. It allows you to easily and quickly capture images, it stores and can even share screenshots. Use it even when taking Skype calls. It has a simple image editor that lets you include a message on the images.

3. Snipping Tool

Found in Windows, the snipping tool is perfect for many screenshot fanatics. For those who don’t need a high-powered screenshot tool, the snipping tool is ideal for them. Using this app, you can capture a screenshot of individual windows, user-specified areas or the whole screen. It also has the basic editing functions like highlighting and writing on your captured images.

4. FastStone Capture

This app is lightweight and very responsive. It has a small interface, but in that tiny area, it is a screenshot capturing workhorse. The FastStone tool can take screenshots of regions, multi-level menus, and multiple windows. It can be configured to automatically send the screenshots by email, upload them to an FTP server or embed the images on power point presentation. It’s also a flexible tool as it includes a basic screencasting tool which supports audio input. You can also take bulk screenshots using the app because it can be automated to take images through the preset option settings. It also has a color picker for color sampling.

5. Jing

Jing is the sister of Snagit, another screenshot capturing tool. They are both products of the TechSmith software company. It’s the best pick for most screenshot fans as it permits them to take and share screenshots quickly. Set your Jing app to upload your screenshot images and video screen capture to your YouTube account or Flickr automatically. It takes a matter of seconds. Jing has basic annotation capabilities, but what makes it enjoyable is its quick image sharing capabilities.

6. Skitch

The Skitch app is tied to Skitch.com, the screenshot hosting site. This tool captures your screen, annotates, adds graphics to it and then share online or save it on your desktop. If you’re not interested in sharing on Skitch.com, use your own FTP, Flickr, or Mac Account to share. The tool is user-friendly given that almost all editing options are placed around your screen capture.

7. Snagit

Snagit is the most effective Print Screen Capture around. Use it to capture still images and grab frames from a video. It allows you to capture regions or an entire screen. Snagit also has an inbuilt editor for adding the basic effects and annotating your screenshots. The app’s screenshot organizer also arranges the images according to the date and alphabetical order making it easier to identify pictures when searching.

I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking in all of these. Is there another screenshot tool you use that you love? Let us know in the comments below.


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