Allows you to capture any part of your Mac screen. After capturing you can upload picture to prntscr.com server and get nice short link like http://prnt.sc/9xf5w
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.
Improved text editor tool
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Useful Tool, but Needs Patches
I've been using lightshot on windows for a couple years now and have loved it. Wouldn't go without it. After installing it on my M1 mac, I found that the features are pretty much all there and despite feeling a little clunky compared to the windows version, it got the job done.
The only issue I'm seeing currently is that no matter what I've selected to be captured, uploading the screenshot to the cloud and copying the link results in just an image of the lightshot logo. The actual capture doesn't seem to be there. To be clear, the link loads just fine, it's just that the only thing in the loaded image is the lightshot logo. Pretty strange.
Definitely recommend this for anyone needing a quick snipping tool with markup support though. Surprised to read all the reviews from people saying they couldn't figure out how to open it... you need to explicitly allow it permissions on Mac OS to capture your screen, and it needs to be running with the capture keys configured (I set mine to Command Shift 9, but I don't recall the default) in order to have it capture.
Will adjust to 5 stars once the upload feature is repaired, keep up the great work!
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- Андрей Dovydenko
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- Requires macOS 10.7 or later.
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