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The best tools for taking screenshots

The best tools for taking screenshots

The best tools for taking screenshots

Being able to take screenshots on our computer can be really useful on different occasions. We love to share what we are doing or seeing with others.

Today there are different tools that can be very useful when taking screenshots. Beyond carrying out this function, it is also possible edit and even share that capture in a matter of seconds.


If you are looking for the right tool to take screenshots on your computer, today we show you some very interesting options.

The best tools for taking screenshots


LightShot is one of those applications that stands out for its simplicity and lightness. But in addition to this, it makes available to the user a good handful of options.

It is as simple as pressing the screen capture button and selecting the area we want to capture. Afterwards, the LightShot editing tools will allow us to draw pictures, create lines, squares, insert text and even colorize the capture.


But this interesting tool also has options for upload captures to the cloud, share them on our social networks or Google images similar to ours.

On the official website you can download, for free, its versions for Windows and for Mac OS.


A really interesting option for those who want to have everything under control. GreenShot is an application that takes up very little space and that it can be used in two ways: using a key combination or through its icon in the task bar.


One of the functions that I find most interesting is the possibility of open the capture in a different application to edit it. In this way, the process between capturing and editing it is much more agile.

GreenShot allows us to capture specific regions, windows or everything we see on screen. To download it, you just have to visit the official website, although it is only available for Windows.


With this program we are faced with a powerful tool to take screenshots and includes options that can be very useful. We will find such curious tools as an angle measurer or a color palette.


Of course, we can take screenshots of the full screen, an active window, freehand captures or with the window scroller.

Although there is a paid version that includes a license for use for commercial purposes and that does not include advertising, the free version is fully functional. We can download its version for Windows from its official website.


Capture in Windows without additional tool

To take a screenshot in Windows 10 without using any additional program, we can use different methods.

The first one is to make use of the Print Screen key to capture everything on the screen at that time. Once we have done this, we will only have to open the Paint program (pre-installed by default in Windows) and click on the Paste icon that is located in the upper left.


We also have the possibility of capturing only the window that is active at that moment. To do this, we will have to do the same as in the previous case but previously pressing and holding the Alt key (located to the left of the space key).

That is, we will have to press the Alt key and without releasing it press the Print Screen key. Then we just have to go back to Paint to paste the capture.

If you take screenshots often you can also use the snipping tool. We can open it from the start menu and allow us to capture the area we want from the screen.


Once we have selected the part of the screen that we want to capture, we will only have to release the mouse. Automatically, the captured image will be opened in the program itself so that we can save it or make certain adjustments.

Take a screenshot on Mac without additional program

Unlike Windows, the operating system of Apple computers does save screenshots automatically. In this way, after taking a capture, the image will be saved on the desktop without having to take any other action.

If we want to make a screenshot of everything what we have in front, we will have to press the following key combination: cmd shift 3. The numeric key must be the last one that we press, since it will be at that moment when the capture is made.


If we want select the area to captureAll we have to do is use the previous combination but substituting 3 for 4:cmd shift 4. When we press 4 we will see that the courses will transform into a cross that will allow us to select the area that we want to capture.

These captures are saved automatically on the desktop, so if we want to edit or share them we just have to go there and select them.