Allows you to capture any part of your Mac screen. After capturing you can upload picture to server and get nice short link like

You can share your screens via Twitter or Facebook. Lightshot allows you to search visual similar images over the Internet.

Lightning fast image editor allows you to add lines, arrows and text annotations as soon as you capturing.

Captured images could also be saved on your local hard drive or printed.

What’s New

Version 2.22

Improved text editor tool

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
145 Ratings

145 Ratings

scbikeguy ,

Great app… but...

Easy install, easy to use. Only issue I have is if you want to share images between computers you have to use Facebook or Google+. I never use the same password for services.. so the single sign on does not work for me. Another issue is that you are using their cloud storage, I would like to have an option of using iCloud, OneDrive, DropBox… or others. I would give a 5 star rating if the two issues were addressed.

Keep up the great work!

JemWiedenhoeft ,

Makes me miss greenshot

Lightshot really makes me miss Greenshot. On the surface it does a similar job but the usability is much worse. I often times find myself trying to draw a box to highlight something and instead it moves the frame of what's selected instead so the whole screenshot image changes. Selecting different tools barely shows a difference in the button highlighting or in the cursor so it's hard to tell what tool you're about to use. The color selector being colored pencils is strange and not very useful - I wish it had a simpler color selector or allowed hex codes/color names to ensure I was using the same colors consistently between screenshots. Adding text is infuriating because there is no editor box to allow changing font size/type - though I've heard there are some hidden hotkeys like scrollwheel for some of this but I haven't learned the secret language to make these hidden Lightshot features closer to useable. One shouldn't have to. I tried to use these features for a while but now I have mostly given up and use it for the one task of selecting an area of the screen to save as an image and then open that saved image in a different image editor to do the markup. That's a shame because with some UX changes they could do it all in the one tool. Lightshot is an okay program that is 80% of the way there but that last 20% of missing user experience consideration is really noticeable. I hope they consider improving that someday.

Jason Avis ,

Good but missing features

I have used lightshot on Windows for years and loved how easy it was to quickly take a screenshot of something and get it posted in a Discord chat. I was happy to see they also had it on Mac but there are quite a few features that are missing in the Mac version. The biggest missing feature is you can’t change the location that it saves the screenshots too. You also can’t set it to auto copy the image link to your clip board, save the screenshot size, or login to your ligthshot account so all your screenshots get saved to your account. Thankfuly, it does still have all the image editing features so if you are looking for something to just simply take a screenshot and upload a link to a chat quickly then this works great.


Андрей Dovydenko
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