Greenshot

RATING:

4.9

(30)

About Greenshot

Greenshot is an on-premise photo editing tool, which enables technical writers, software developers, project managers, and other professionals to capture screenshots of a selected area and entire web pages. Users can utilize a drag-and-drop interface to add images and graphics to screenshots according to individual requirements. Greenshot helps managers set up time lags and customize hotkeys to create screenshots. Professionals can import images from the clipboard and use the image editor to add shapes, annotations and text to captured screens. Additionally, software developers can save screenshots within files and draw shapes using various tools to highlight specific sections. Greenshot is available for free and support is extended via FAQs, video tutorials and other...

Greenshot Pricing

Greenshot is available for free.

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Greenshot Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for Greenshot

1 - 5 of 30 Reviews

User Profile

Nigel

Verified reviewer

Human Resources, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed December 2022

Best I have found - and FREE!

I use this pretty much every day. It is set to run at StartUp and so it is instantly available. I have been using it for many years and recommend it to everyone who is looking for screenshot editing. Simple to use and great results. Couldn' live without it and no need to go looking for an alternative. And it is free.

PROS

I have mapped my "prt scr" key to Greenshot so it is my default screen capture function. It is way better than the Windows offerings - and many of the paid options out there. It is so simple to use and it has a ton of extra features that add so much functionality I can do everything I need to do. I love the obfuscate feature so that I can blur out personal data from screenshots - and at different pixel values. Lots of drawing and writing tools to allow full annotation. It accesses all installed fonts on the machine. Save the edited screenshot as .gif, .jpp, .tiff, .png - and to it's native format for further editing later. Screenshots can also been saved directly in to MS Office apps - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

CONS

I have found nothing that I don't like about the product. Fully documented so easy to find answers to questions. One thing that I can't control is the size of the icons in the interface. Just a tad on the small side for me but a minor inconvenience compared to the masses of functionality provided.

Reasons for switching to Greenshot

Greenshot offers all of the functionality I need that many others do not - or others charge for.

Travis

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2022

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PROS

Greenshot integrates very well with Windows and has many configurable options to streamline what you want to do with your screenshots. I really enjoy the ability to use modifying keys (Ctrl, Alt, Shift) to take different types of screenshots within the same program. Cursor capture is great when creating tutorial where you want to have clear indication of where to click. Magnification of the capture cursor provides precise control of the capture regions. The simple editing features are just enough to get additional edits in without needing additional software.

CONS

Don't really have anything about this software that I don't like.

Michael

Telecommunications, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed May 2024

If you can't afford Snagit, this is the next best option.

It's a great free tool that does EXACTLY what it says it does, no more, no less. If you need a quick free tool for grabbing screenshots, I cannot recommend Greenshot highly enough!

PROS

Greenshot is a barebones tool that allows you to capture screens and images quickly and easily.

CONS

It does not offer the level of manipulation that Snagit provides. While it is an excellent free tool, the value that Snagit offers is worth the price.

Brian

Hospital & Health Care, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed January 2024

Simple to use, feature rich option

Great overall experience, highly recommend the product for new Product Managers or others looking to manipulate images or mockups with ease

PROS

The software has a feature rich, easy-to-use interface with a very small learning curve for new users

CONS

Some of the scaling controls are buggy at times and could require frequent saving to prevent loss of work.

User Profile

Przemek

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 10,000+ employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed April 2023

Share and show your screenshots with Greenshot

It helps to document work for different reasons like proof of testing, documentation, sending feedback, etc. It helps to organize and edit your screenshots for further use.

PROS

For me, the best feature of Greenshot is making a screen of the whole web page, which could be very long in some cases. Standard options built-in Windows don't give as much flexibility as this free tool.

CONS

I understand it is free, but after the installation, it always opens a web browser with a Greenshot donation page. This feature cannot be disabled, and it is problematic for mass deployments where we don't want to disturb the users.