Greenshot free screenshot software

Greenshot free screenshot software for Windows. This post will guide you how to configure Greenshot to make it work best for you. Download and install it. Remember to select the plugins you want to use. I select Imgur plugin because it allow upload anonymously immediately after take screenshot

setup greenshot plugin

setup greenshot plugin


Now you can right click the greenshot icon on system tray and look at the menu. You can capture new region,previous region, a specific windows or fullscreen.
greenshot menu

greenshot menu


After you capture, a menu will appear ask you for destination of screenshot image
destination menu

destination menu


You can change destination configuration by access Preferences and open Destination tab. Greenshot will take your screenshot to all the destinations you selected without asking you. Remember that if it uploads your image to dropbox or imgur… the url will be auto copied to clipboard after done. So it is very useful to share a screenshot with your friends or clients.
configure destination

configure destination


Because i don’t like long name Greenshot created for me by default, i changed the filename pattern to ${NUM} so screenshot name will be incrementing number, 6 digits
greenshot output setting

greenshot output setting


You may want to capture mouse pointer if you make tutorials. Change it on Capture tab of Preferences windows.
capture mouse pointer

capture mouse pointer

The built in editor is helpful also. You can draw shape, add text, add arrow and specially you can drag the mouse cursor to the position you want. So cool!
drag pointer in greenshot image editor

drag pointer in greenshot image editor

If you don’t need the upload feature of greenshot let’s use snipping tool of Windows 7, Windows 8. Small tip: you can press ctrl+prtscr to start capturing. Snipping tool also has a small menu which people usually ignore.
snipping tool

snipping tool

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