Lightshot (screenshot tool)

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Taking screenshots can be quite tedious, especially when you have to download many advanced tools to get the job done. Read this review to see why Lightshot (screenshot tool) is the simplest and most efficient one around.  Functionality 10/10 This tool is available for users of Windows as well as Mac. It is free to install and has a number of extensions which enable you to have a smooth experience regardless of the browser you are using.  This is not all; its functionality is taken a notch higher by its wide variety of...

Full review of Lightshot

Taking screenshots can be quite tedious, especially when you have to download many advanced tools to get the job done. Read this review to see why Lightshot (screenshot tool) is the simplest and most efficient one around. 

Functionality 10/10

This tool is available for users of Windows as well as Mac. It is free to install and has a number of extensions which enable you to have a smooth experience regardless of the browser you are using.  This is not all; its functionality is taken a notch higher by its wide variety of options for editing and sharing your screenshot. You can also save, print or copy screenshots to your clipboard to be pasted in a different location.

Design 9/10

It is designed to have an intuitive interface. One is tempted to believe the tool can tell what you want done as it clearly allows you to use the hotkeys, embed notes at different points and so on as you edit your screenshot. Its design is quite sophisticated as it brings all features one would get in different tools into one simple application. 

While taking a screenshot, the tool is designed to have a semitransparent veil that lets you view the whole picture, including parts that are outside your selected region. This allows you to adjust the region you would like to take a screenshot of. 

Usability 9/10

Lightshot is quite simple to use. All keys are user-defined to make it simpler for you to navigate while using the tool. The option of reassigning user-defined keys makes it possible for one to customize Lightshot to their preference. Generally, the Lightshot plugin lets you take a screenshot by using the “Prt Sc” button, after which you can proceed to edit and save your screenshot. No user manuals or tutorials are needed for a first-time user as the process is quite straightforward once you’ve installed this screenshot Chrome plugin (or one for any other major browser, for that matter).

Once the screenshot has been taken, one can choose whether to print it or save it on their computer. Exported pictures can be in a variety of formats including JPEG, BMP or PNG. The tool even allows one to export the image to third-party programs such as Photoshop, Paint, MS Word and a few others. 

Cross-platform use 10/10

Users of Windows and Mac can easily access Lightshot. This tool is also configured to function effortlessly on a number of browsers including Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Internet Explorer. 

The Bottom Line

Lightshot is the answer for anyone wondering how to get access to a sophisticated screenshot tool that is customizable. It is arguably one of the most efficient tools in the market. For a chance to enjoy capturing, editing, sharing, printing and saving screenshots in a quick manner, you should probably try Lightshot. 

Pros:

  • Free
  • Easy to use
  • Usable on more than one platform 
  • Quick installation process
  • Can be customized to suit individual preferences

Cons:

  • Some functionalities are quite basic. For example, a user cannot adjust the font size and type of any text they choose to embed within the picture. 

Design 10.00

Functionality 9.00

Usability 9.00

Cross-Platform Use 10.00

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