Use LightShot to Make Screenshots

Have you often seen screenshots like the above and wondered how it was done?

Have you also often seen images like the above in blog posts and wondered how it was done?

I have but I don’t wonder anymore. The secret is LightShot: the fastest way to do a customizable screenshot. Here are what you can do with LightShot screen capture tool:

Fast screenshot of selected area

App allows you to select any area on a desktop and to do its screenshot by 2 clicks

Easy-to-use application

Simple interface, nothing useless and light weight makes your work with the app easier

Share screenshots via Internet

Upload your screenshots to server to get a fast web-link on it

Powerful online editor

Edit your screenshots as soon as you made them

Similar image search
Find visual similar images. Select any image on your screen and find dozens similar images.

Various Platforms

Lightshot is available for Windows/Mac, Chrome, Firefox, IE and Opera

Some Hot Questions and Answers

Q: How to take a screenshot?
A: You need to install
Lightshot screenshot tool and just hit PrntScr hotkey on your keyboard.

Q: What image formats dozq LightShot support?
A: Currently it is .png, .bmp, and .jpg

Lightshot downloads

Desktop apps download

Windows Lightshot Application

Do you want to make screenshots outside of your browser? Choose the most universal LightShot download option and get this opportunity. This application allows you to take screenshots directly from your desktop.

Mac OS Lightshot Application


Install lightshot in your most advanced Mac OS X operating system. Capture screen images and share them via Facebook and Twitter in your Macintosh. Mac hotkey is F13

Browser extensions download

Internet Explorer


If you use the most popular web browser in the world, we suggest you this option. This addon will add new button to the standard IE toolbar and won't take a lot of your screen place. Take a shot of whatever you can see in your browser, edit it in place or upload it to share with your friends.

Mozilla Firefox (Windows)


Install LightShot in your Firefox browser and make it even better! This add-on will help you to make screenshots of webpages, other add-ons or themes installed on your Firefox.

Google Chrome (Windows)


This addon will add new button to your Google Chrome browser and bring all Lightshot features in. Take a shot of whatever you can see in your screen, edit it in place or upload it to share with your friends.

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Learn more about Lightshot

1. Supported software versions

Mozilla Firefox Add-on:

Internet Explorer Add-on:

Windows App:

Windows XP, Vista, Seven
Mac OS App:

Mac OS 10.7

2. Features

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 upload button! You will get a link for sending it to your friends or for posting it to your blog, Twitter, Facebook, anywhere!

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 is taken

You can edit your screenshot online with powerfull 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 "Save" button or "Ctrl+S" hotkey 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.

Use hotkeys

Almost every task has its own hotkey. You can use keyboard shortcuts to make LightShot even faster.


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