Greenshot

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Greenshot is a free and open source screenshot utility optimized for productivity

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Greenshot review by <span>Slavko G.</span>
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Software product manager

What do you like best?

Greenshot is running in the background and can be always activated by hotkey. I mostly use capture region, but other option hotkeys are also available (window , full screen and so). Capturing is accurate at the pixel level using "looking glass" for selection.

Captured image can be copied to clipboard or open in greenshot image editor (these options I use), or open in other programs - paint, power point , word etc.

image editor is simple, and have almost all what you have - annotation (text, shapes, counters) in different colors and borders. The content can be copied to clipboard, saved to file, or sent to other programs (outlook, power point, word etc.)

And it is free!

What do you dislike?

I would like to have a saved history of previously captured images.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a software product manager I often need to comment some software functionality or report bugs to developers. greenshot gives me simple solution (simplicity is a benefit) that allows me to easily attach some images (screen regions) into email to my colleagues.

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Greenshot review by <span>Rob T.</span>
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Straightforward, simple, and intuitive

What do you like best?

Many applications do not have an easy or convenient way to capture the contents of a screen, be it a combination of character hotkeys, pulling up a separate program, or even accessing it from the widget/tools from the browser bar. Greenshot is intuitive - it uses the "Print Scrn" key, enables a drag box, and the capture shows up in its own window, automatically copied to the clipboard. That's all it does, but that's all it needs to do. The grab is given a unique name, so "saving as" is always different, even if the grab is the same exact capture, but one second later.

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything to dislike. Greenshot is compact and doesn't try to do anything else beyond screen grabs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many applications do not have an organic way to collect or re-display content. With Greenshot I can do it anyway.

What Screen and Video Capture solution do you use?

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Greenshot review by <span>Robert B.</span>
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Flawless, Free, and Underrated

What do you like best?

Greenshot is Feature-Rich, User Friendly, and Easy for Admins to setup ahead of time for users. This is stellar software for anyone from the Individual Consumer, up to the top of the Fortune 50.

There are dozens of configurable features, from hot-keys, to where, how, and what you'd like to do with your screenshots. You can screenshot an area, a window, the full screen, or even an application.

You can choose to send your screenshots directly to the image editor if you'd like, rather than choosing every time, which will easily allow you to customize everything exactly the way you like.

What do you dislike?

In some older versions, there were memory/crashing issues... As of lately, none.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't just install it and feel like it's going to work exactly the way you want! NOTHING WILL! Take some time to explore the preferences and settings. Set the software up to work the way that you want! This is some really solid software, that I can't recommend more.

P.S. If you like it, SUPPORT THE DEVELOPERS!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Screen Capture, light image manipulation, Documentation, End-User Training.

Greenshot review by <span>Amanda D.</span>
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Nice screenshotting software, but little issues

What do you like best?

It's great for if you need to take screenshots and then annotate them.

I like that you can choose each time you create a screenshot what to do with it and where to edit it.

You can specify what region to capture (window / screen / just an IE window, etc.), so if you use multiple monitors, you're not constantly cropping your screenshots down to what you actually wanted to capture.

There are a ton of annotation options, plus you can decide if you want to capture mouse pointers with the screenshot.

The software will send the screenshot to a number of different programs for editing or embedding (Outlook, Word, your clipboard, your printer, etc.). You can set a default preference for this OR choose dynamically each time you are working with a screenshot.

What do you dislike?

I have an issue with this software and the "Snipping Tool" that is included with windows essentially "fighting" over the Print Screen functionality on my system. I with there was a way to change the hotkeys for that command. If there is, I haven't found it yet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it. I have really only had good experiences with it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Several things.

1) Support to users-- this allows me to take screenshots when creating instructions for users that are having issues with our ERP system and lets me annotate those screenshots to provide the clearest instructions for data entry.

2) Meeting audit requirements - Anytime we make changes to the ERP system, we much document through screenshots the changes that were made. This software makes that simple.

Greenshot review by User in Accounting
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Screenshot application that should have a simple mode

What do you like best?

Full featured and quick with tons of options for annotation and save. Default locations and settings save some time. Lots of options (capture cursor, regions, screen, etc.). Direct upload to imgur if that's your thing. Lives in system tray which is convenient.

What do you dislike?

It could be a tiny bit quicker. Skitch is still my favorite, even though it's no longer developed. Skitch is a tiny bit quicker and simpler to create attractive screenshots to share. Image icons in editor are too small and not that attractive. Still, they are effective.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Set up your default save settings/location early on and you'll save yourself a step! Also take the time to learn the keyboard shortcuts.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Need to use this pretty much daily... several times per day. Sometimes it's far easier just to send an image than to explain in words. Great for explaining worksteps and multiple progressive steps through software.

Greenshot review by <span>Daniel M.</span>
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Great tool for support

What do you like best?

The quickness and performance of the app. Also how easy capture a new screenshot. Also super light weight for the features.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it can be difficult to take a screenshot when doing something like hovering over an object with your mouse.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure it is set as a startup program. It is easy to forget to start it up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to help provide support to users. In an age where we are constantly communicating through email it can be difficult to explain something with text along. So having a tool that you can take a quick screenshot with and do some easy edits makes a huge difference in time savings.

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