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PC or Mac software to capture screenshots

Software to capture your screen and create screenshots. May or may not offer in-build lite image editor.

Snipping Tool

Sometimes the easiest way to save a copy of something is to simply take a snapshot of your screen. Snipping Tool captures a screen shot of anything on your desktop, like a picture or a section of webpage.

Snagit: The Ultimate Screen Capture Tool for Mac and Windows

Snagit helps you provide better feedback, encourage teamwork, and create images that explain exactly what you mean. Quickly snag what's on your screen, enhance it with effects, and then share your creations instantly. Snagit gives you the power to... We're here to help, and we mean it.

GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. ( more...) This is the official GIMP web site. It contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing it.




Take a screenshot, have it uploaded and get the URL copied to your clipboard with a single hotkey. Highly customized, extremely large options to upload or store screenshots, lots of hotkeys...


Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows. Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer. Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.




Fraps can show your frame rate in games! Fraps performs video capture, screen capture and can benchmark your fps! Supports both DirectX capture and OpenGL capture!

Xnview Software · Software for reading, organizing and processing images

Free software to view and convert graphics and photo files, Picture viewer, Image viewer, Picture converter, Image converter, Digital camera software, Supports more than 600 graphics formats, and runs on many platforms.


IrfanView ... one of the most popular image viewers worldwide.




KSnapshot is a simple application for taking screenshots. It is capable of capturing images of the whole desktop, a single window, a section of a window, a selected rectangular region or a freehand region. The images can then be saved in a variety of formats.

Microsoft OneNote - note taking software

What is OneNote? Explore how OneNote simplifies taking, organising, searching and sharing your notes whenever and wherever you want.




Try Jing for a free and simple way to start sharing images and short videos of your computer screen. Whether for work, home, or play, Jing gives you the ability to add basic visual elements to your captures and share them fast.

Desktop | Sumopaint - Get Creative

Sumopaint is fully featured online (and offline) image editor and graphics app with over 1 million monthly users.

Share Bucket

Share Bucket - The best way to capture, edit and share ideas and files on your Mac.

Think of Share Bucket as a place for all your ideas, stored beautifully on the cloud and easily available to those you wish to share with. Share Bucket supports Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and Imgur.

  • Ashish Gupta


    Ashish has several years of experience working with content. He is a technical communicator and a community builder by profession; UX advocate and a quality champion by nature; and a Chemical engineer from IIT Bombay by academic qualification.

    In his spare time he likes to spoil his son silly, test workflows, identify usability enhancements and new features in software that he uses, and indulge in the online communities. Other interests areas in which Ashish dabbles are Instructional content, eLearning, social media, SEO, project management, life skills, watching soccer, fantasize about running long marathons some day, and occasionally trekking in the Himalayas.

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