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About Lightshot

lightshot is a software program developed by Skillbrains. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted 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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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Features & Specifications


Supported languages
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX

Ratings Summary

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Domain Authority 66
Alexa Rank 6294
Platforms 56

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Plans & Pricing



  • Fast screenshot of selected area
  • Share screenshots via Internet
  • Similar image search
  • Lightshot is available for Windows/Mac, Chrome, Firefox, IEandOpera.
  • You can edit screenshots instantly when taking them or later using a powerful online editor.
  • Simple interface of our app, its useful features and light weight make your work so very fast and pleasant.
  • Our app allows you to select any area on your desktop and take its screenshot with 2 button-clicks.
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    Cloudswave Score for Lightshot

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    4 Favorable reviews
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    0 Mixed reviews
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  • This app really makes things quite simple and comes highly recommended as well. Concluding, its a great tool to have. Simple interface, nothing useless and light weight makes your work with the app easier.

  • Lightscreen is free, it allows you to easily take screenshots, and it allows you to play with lots of options. So overall, it is a quite handy tool for taking screenshots.


    -Installing Lightscreen is an effortless process. Support for multiple languages is provided. Use hotkeys to take a screenshot: full screen, region, window. Pick one of several image formats for the screenshot. There are many options to play with. Lightscreen is free software.


    -None that I could think of.

  • For those of us who need to take screenshots frequently then Lightshot is perfect. It has the perfect mix of efficiency and quality which combines together to make my workflow far easier. Even if you don’t need screenshots on a regular basis, Lightshot is still worth using. The majority of us are on social networking websites too and with Lightshot’s built in sharing options, communicating with your followers and friends can become far easier.All in all, Lightshot has a very simple concept but performs it to an extremely high standard. If you’re still using your standard “Print Screen” and Image Editor you should really give Lightshot a try.

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  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    I use Lightshot multiple times a day on average, because I build websites, so I'm often wanting to show specific areas highlighted with boxes, arrows, and text to draw attention to and communicate a particular change. It's much easier to use this than Mac's built-in copy/save screenshot tool, because of those annotations you can add, plus you can upload it to Lightshot's server to share it quickly.

    Pros :

    • Easy to use.
    • Can be set to start up with your computer.
    • Can use a keyboard shortcut to bring it up.
    • Various tools to highlight, mark up and annotate screenshots.
    • Various ways to use the screenshots, such as upload to the server, share on social media, save to computer, copy, etc.

    Cons :

    • Missing tooltips when you mouse over an icon for a text explanation of what that tool does.
    • Not all of the buttons are obvious. - When writing text, you have to remember to click out of the text area when done. Otherwise, the last part you did won't get saved when uploading to the server

    • September 26, 2015
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