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79 Screenshot Software Tools Compared

Welcome to the definitive source for selecting the right screenshot software. Here you will find detailed information to compare and contrast all screenshot software and screenshot capture tools. This publication is dynamic, and will be updated as screenshot tools enter and leave the market. If you see anything that is missing or incorrect, please let us know in the comments below.

Most people who need a screenshot program will just ask a friend or coworker for a recommendation, or do a quick Google search before making their selection. There are also a number of software review sites that aggregate customer reviews on a limited number of screenshot tools. And that is great. That is the right way to pick a screenshot software tool if you won’t be using it much, or don’t need special screenshot functionality.

But if you are a professional, run a business, or are serious about finding the ideal screenshot software for your workflow, then you need to spend a bit more time investigating all the wonderful software options out there. We put together this indepth research publication just for you. When making any important software decision, there are several steps one should take:

  1. List all possible options in your software category – e.g. screenshot software (we did this for you here)
  2. Conduct thorough research to list all the published, advertised capabilities of each tool (again, we did most of this for you)
  3. Quantify how important each feature is to your particular use case (contact us for help with this)
  4. Layer together all the information into a Matrix so that you can rank each tool in order of suitability (not a trivial task, considering how many features/qualities and tools exist – but we also did this for you as well)
  5. Make your final decision based upon your research and other qualitative, subjective factors

We built a scatter plot that ranks each software tool on two dimensions: Feature Strength and Business Strength:

Screenshot Software Feature Strength is a number that was calculated by looking at how many features each screenshot tool had, and the relative, subjective importance of each feature. Click here to jump to a list of all the screenshot software features we uncovered.

Screenshot Software Business Strength is a number that was calculated by looking at the non-software related elements of the company who built the screenshot tool. As of this writing, these business elements include:

  • Is a free trial offered?
  • What is the domain authority of the screenshot software publisher?
  • How has that domain authority changed in the last 6 months?
  • How old is the company that published the screenshot program?
  • Does the company publish thought leadership articles in a blog?
  • Does a video exist showcasing the screenshot features?

Please be aware that the positions of the screenshot software programs in this scatter plot are relative based on our evaluation of how important certain qualities are. To get a true sense of your ideal screenshot tool for your particular business or use case, you really should take some time to assign your own importance ratings to each particular evaluation element. This process is too in-depth for a publication such as this, but if you contact us we can help you take this further. The end result will be a whole new scatter plot that will rank these tools to suit your own needs so you can be confident that you’ve made the right decision for your organization.

The “Special Screenshot Software Features” field is where we list those features for each screenshot tool that are not found very often in other screenshot software solutions.

We also have The “Top Five Other Screenshot Tools With Most Similar Features in Order” field, that shows you those other tools whose feature sets match most closely to every screenshot tool in our database. This is very useful when you love one particular screenshot solution, but it has one or two major things that prevent you from using it. This makes it very easy to find similar screenshot tools based on our detailed published feature analysis.

The tools listed in the Screenshot Software Details Section are in random order. We have five different ordering methods we’ve implemented in expandable sections under the Ranking All Screenshot Software Tools heading:


ToolAge
HyperSnap 823.8 Yrs
Snagit 1223.0 Yrs
Gimp 222.8 Yrs
CleanShot X21.9 Yrs
Fraps 320.8 Yrs
ImageMagick 720.7 Yrs
ScreenHunter 720.6 Yrs
SnapaShot18.4 Yrs
Gadwin PrintScreen 618.3 Yrs
Bug Shooting 217.5 Yrs
SnapNDrag 417.3 Yrs
Screenrec17.3 Yrs
Hardcopy17.1 Yrs
CaptureWizPro 617.0 Yrs
DuckCapture16.3 Yrs
FastStone Capture 915.8 Yrs
Clarify 215.8 Yrs
Paparazzi15.1 Yrs
WinSnap 514.3 Yrs
ZapGrab13.6 Yrs
Gyazo13.0 Yrs
Jet Screenshot 313.0 Yrs
PrtScr12.6 Yrs
Sharpshooter 212.1 Yrs
Atomi Active Presenter 812.1 Yrs
Screen Capturer11.8 Yrs
Droplr11.8 Yrs
Shutter11.7 Yrs
CloudApp 4.511.1 Yrs
SnapDraw 311.1 Yrs
7capture11.0 Yrs
Screenpresso10.8 Yrs
JumpShare10.4 Yrs
LICEcap10.3 Yrs
Webpage Screenshot10.3 Yrs
puush10.3 Yrs
Greenshot10.3 Yrs
Awesome Screenshot10.2 Yrs
FireShot10.2 Yrs
Kazam10.0 Yrs
Full Page Screenshot9.9 Yrs
Bandicam9.8 Yrs
Grabilla 1.259.8 Yrs
Clip2net 39.0 Yrs
SnapCrab8.9 Yrs
Monosnap8.3 Yrs
Mr.Shot8.2 Yrs
Screengrab!7.7 Yrs
BrowseShot7.6 Yrs
SPX Instant Screen Capture 77.3 Yrs
TinyTake7.3 Yrs
ShareX 137.0 Yrs
Gnome6.8 Yrs
Screencastify6.7 Yrs
LightScreen 2.46.4 Yrs
LightShot6.3 Yrs
GIFCam 66.3 Yrs
Icecream Screen Recorder6.3 Yrs
Snipping Tool++ 66.2 Yrs
Screen Capture Pro5.8 Yrs
InstantShot! 2.65.0 Yrs
Autodesk Screencast 34.8 Yrs
Capto4.5 Yrs
Screenie 24.5 Yrs
ScreenToGif 24.3 Yrs
Snipaste 24.3 Yrs
Ksnip4.1 Yrs
Teampaper Snap3.8 Yrs
Skitch3.4 Yrs
Captura 83.3 Yrs
GoPlay Editor3.2 Yrs
Screenshot Captor 42.8 Yrs
Screeny 42.8 Yrs
CaptureIt Plus2.8 Yrs
Snip & Sketch2.7 Yrs
Xnip2.6 Yrs
Nimbus Screenshot2.5 Yrs
PicPick 52.3 Yrs
ScreenTake 32.3 Yrs
Snipboard1.2 Yrs
Snipping Tool1.0 Yrs
Ashampoo Snap 1111 Mo
Zappy7 Mo
Cropro5 Mo


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Screenshot tools listed below are in no particular order:


Snagit 12


Snagit 12

Snagit 12 Comparison Details

Free trial: 15 Days

Pricing: $49.95

Feature summary: Capture your entire desktop, a region, a window, or a scrolling screen.

Age of Software/Company: 23.0 Yrs

Distinctive features:

Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Word
  • Salesforce
  • Slack
  • TechSmith Camtasia
  • TechSmith Screencast
  • Twitter
  • YouTube





  • Skitch


    Skitch

    Skitch Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.

    Age of Software/Company: 3.4 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Evernote
  • Gmail
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce
  • Slack





  • Awesome Screenshot


    Awesome Screenshot

    Awesome Screenshot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $2.00 / month

    Feature summary: Screen sharing, fast and easy!

    Age of Software/Company: 10.2 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Asana
  • Box
  • DropBox
  • Github
  • Google Drive
  • Jira
  • Slack
  • Trello





  • ShareX 13


    ShareX 13

    ShareX 13 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Screen capture, file sharing and productivity tool

    Age of Software/Company: 7.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Amazon S3
  • Chevereto
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Github
  • Gmail
  • Google Photos
  • Hastebin
  • Image Shack
  • Imgur
  • Jira
  • LinkedIn
  • OneTime Secret
  • Pastebin
  • Pastie
  • Photobucket
  • Pinterest
  • Polr
  • Push bullet
  • qr.net
  • Reddit
  • Sendspace
  • Slexy
  • Stumble Upon
  • tknk.io
  • Tumbler
  • Twitter
  • uPaste
  • vgy.me
  • VK





  • Greenshot


    Greenshot

    Greenshot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: light-weight screenshot software tool

    Age of Software/Company: 10.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Jira
  • Skype





  • Nimbus Screenshot


    Nimbus Screenshot

    Nimbus Screenshot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $19.99 / year

    Feature summary: Screen Capture FULL Web page or any part. Edit screenshots. Record screencasts – record video from your screen.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.5 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:


    Use Nimbus Capture to record videos of your entire desktop or browser tabs, or create videos using your webcam. Take screenshots to capture full web pages—or just part of a page. Nimbus Capture is a great screencast tool for Chrome and Chromebooks. Save time from writing by creating visual media to communicate instead.

    Some additional special features include: recording and annotating, crop and trim your videos, add your watermark for branding, export videos as GIF or MP4, upload screencasts and screenshots directly to Dropbox, Google Drive, or YouTube for easier sharing.




    FireShot


    FireShot

    FireShot Comparison Details

    Free trial: 30 Days

    Pricing: $39.95

    Feature summary: Take FULL webpage screenshots. Capture, edit and save them to PDF/JPEG/GIF/PNG, upload, print, send to OneNote, clipboard or email.

    Age of Software/Company: 10.2 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Screenshot Captor 4


    Screenshot Captor 4

    Screenshot Captor 4 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Best-in-class tool for grabbing, manipulating, annotating, and sharing screenshots.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    SnapCrab


    SnapCrab

    SnapCrab Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Windows is a screen capture software that can take images of anywhere on your desktop and then save them in PNG, JPEG or even GIF format.

    Age of Software/Company: 8.9 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Snipaste 2


    Snipaste 2

    Snipaste 2 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Free. Customizable. Portable.

    Age of Software/Company: 4.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Github





  • LightShot


    LightShot

    LightShot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: The fastest way to take a customizable screenshot

    Age of Software/Company: 6.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Screenpresso


    Screenpresso

    Screenpresso Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $33.53

    Feature summary: Capture full screen, part of the screen or a specific window with the same shortcut/hotkey

    Age of Software/Company: 10.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Google Drive
  • Google SDK
  • Twitter
  • YouTube


  • Some additional special features include: All-in-One Capture (Screenshot and video capture, pixel-perfect capture thanks to magnifier), Screen recorder including microphone and system audio (record skype and teams meeting), Built-in image editor (add arrows, rectangles, steps, blur confidential data), Trim Video Clips, Document generator (Step tool, PDF), Integrated OCR (Grab / Extract Text), Animated GIFs, Chrome Extension, and GDPR Compliant.




    Gadwin PrintScreen 6


    Gadwin PrintScreen 6

    Gadwin PrintScreen 6 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $24.95

    Feature summary: Capture the screen easily!

    Age of Software/Company: 18.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    ScreenTake 3


    ScreenTake 3

    ScreenTake 3 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Smart Screen Capture Tool

    Age of Software/Company: 2.3 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Icecream Screen Recorder


    Icecream Screen Recorder

    Icecream Screen Recorder Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $109.50

    Feature summary: Easy-to-use free screen recording software that enables you to record any area of your screen or save it as a screenshot.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    PicPick 5


    PicPick 5

    PicPick 5 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $29.99 / user

    Feature summary: A full-featured screen capture tool, Intuitive image editor, color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, protractor, crosshair, whiteboard and more.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    FastStone Capture 9


    FastStone Capture 9

    FastStone Capture 9 Comparison Details

    Free trial: 30 Days

    Pricing: $19.95

    Feature summary: Powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool and screen video recorder.

    Age of Software/Company: 15.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Ashampoo Snap 11


    Ashampoo Snap 11

    Ashampoo Snap 11 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $15.00

    Feature summary: The fastest and most flexible solution to capture, edit and share anything on your screen as screenshots or videos.

    Age of Software/Company: 11 Mo

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Monosnap


    Monosnap

    Monosnap Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $2.50 / month

    Feature summary: Share screenshots and videos to be more productive and clear working remotely.

    Age of Software/Company: 8.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Amazon S3
  • Box
  • Digital Ocean Spaces
  • DropBox
  • Facebook
  • Google Drive
  • Twitter





  • TinyTake


    TinyTake

    TinyTake Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $29.95 / year

    Feature summary: Capture what you see on your computer screen.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • YouTube





  • LightScreen 2.4


    LightScreen 2.4

    LightScreen 2.4 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: The easy screenshot tool.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.4 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Screen Capturer


    Screen Capturer

    Screen Capturer Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Instantly capture any area of the screen to a file or email.

    Age of Software/Company: 11.8 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Snipping Tool


    Snipping Tool

    Snipping Tool Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Take a snapshot to copy words or images from all or part of your PC screen.

    Age of Software/Company: 1.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Shutter


    Shutter

    Shutter Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Feature-rich screenshot program for Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu.

    Age of Software/Company: 11.7 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Gyazo


    Gyazo

    Gyazo Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $3.99 / month if yearly billed

    Feature summary: Share screen captures instantly.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    7capture


    7capture

    7capture Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Fast and easy high quality screen capture software for Windows.

    Age of Software/Company: 11.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:


    7capture is a fast and easy high quality screen capture software for Windows 10, 7, Vista and XP. 7capture helps you make perfect quality screen capture of the windows’ rounded corners and transparent backgrounds and export your capture as semi-transparent PNG, JPEG, GIF or BMP images as well as PDF files. 7capture automatically handles complicated transparency problems such as rounded corners and Aero semi-transparent windows backgrounds. It can capture windows, desktop or multi-monitor screens. 7capture is completely free for personal or commercial use.




    WinSnap 5


    WinSnap 5

    WinSnap 5 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $29.95

    Feature summary: Create Superior Screenshots, Add Notes and Apply Visual Effects

    Age of Software/Company: 14.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Snipping Tool++ 6


    Snipping Tool++ 6

    Snipping Tool++ 6 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Upload a region of your screen in three steps.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.2 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    CloudApp 4.5


    CloudApp 4.5

    CloudApp 4.5 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $8 / 2 user / month billed yearly

    Feature summary: Capture your screen as a video with your voice & face, an annotated image, or a GIF and instantly share it as a link to get your point across.

    Age of Software/Company: 11.1 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Adobe XD
  • Asana
  • BaseCamp
  • Drift
  • Freshdesk
  • Freshservice
  • GitLab
  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides
  • Help Scout
  • Intercom
  • Jira
  • LiveAgent
  • Mattermost
  • Medium
  • Microsoft Office
  • Pivotal Tracker
  • Quip
  • Sketch
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • WordPress
  • WorkFront
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Zoho CRM
  • Zoho Desk
  • Zoho Notebook
  • Zoho Writer





  • Grabilla 1.25


    Grabilla 1.25

    Grabilla 1.25 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Simple and fast screenshot capture application.

    Age of Software/Company: 9.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • SharePoint





  • ScreenToGif 2


    ScreenToGif 2

    ScreenToGif 2 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Screen, webcam and sketchboard recorder with an integrated editor

    Age of Software/Company: 4.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Paparazzi


    Paparazzi

    Paparazzi Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Small utility for macOS that makes screenshots of webpages.

    Age of Software/Company: 15.1 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Growl





  • BrowseShot


    BrowseShot

    BrowseShot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Capture full-length PNG screenshots of any website.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.6 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Jet Screenshot 3


    Jet Screenshot 3

    Jet Screenshot 3 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $1.95 / month

    Feature summary: Capture and share instantly.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Sharpshooter 2


    Sharpshooter 2

    Sharpshooter 2 Comparison Details

    Free trial: 30 Days

    Pricing: $15.00

    Feature summary: The amazing screenshot utility app featured as a Mac Gem by Macworld just got better.

    Age of Software/Company: 12.1 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    LICEcap


    LICEcap

    LICEcap Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Simple animated screen captures

    Age of Software/Company: 10.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    puush


    puush

    puush Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Share instantly

    Age of Software/Company: 10.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Webpage Screenshot


    Webpage Screenshot

    Webpage Screenshot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Open Source extension far beyond typical Screenshot Capturing

    Age of Software/Company: 10.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Screengrab!


    Screengrab!

    Screengrab! Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Saves entire webpages as images.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.7 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Full Page Screenshot


    Full Page Screenshot

    Full Page Screenshot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Take awesome screenshots of entire websites and capture page elements.

    Age of Software/Company: 9.9 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • DropBox
  • Google Drive
  • Mail2Board
  • TokBox
  • Trello





  • SnapDraw 3


    SnapDraw 3

    SnapDraw 3 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Make Your Screen Shots Stand Out, Impress Your Audience

    Age of Software/Company: 11.1 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Snipboard


    Snipboard

    Snipboard Comparison Details

    Free trial: No

    Pricing: $5.00 / month

    Feature summary: The easiest way to share screenshots and images.

    Age of Software/Company: 1.2 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    ZapGrab


    ZapGrab

    ZapGrab Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $6.99

    Feature summary: Very easy to use for capturing the whole or only a part of the screen.

    Age of Software/Company: 13.6 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    ScreenHunter 7


    ScreenHunter 7

    ScreenHunter 7 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $3.99

    Feature summary: Powerful all-in-one screen recorder and screen capture software

    Age of Software/Company: 20.6 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    PrtScr


    PrtScr

    PrtScr Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Offers directness, ease of use, and does it with style.

    Age of Software/Company: 12.6 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    JumpShare


    JumpShare

    JumpShare Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $8.25 / month

    Feature summary: Capture and share anything quickly

    Age of Software/Company: 10.4 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Sketch





  • Bandicam


    Bandicam

    Bandicam Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $39.95

    Feature summary: Meet the Best Screen Recording Software for any occasion!

    Age of Software/Company: 9.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Clarify 2


    Clarify 2

    Clarify 2 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Faster, Simpler Alternative to Screen Recording

    Age of Software/Company: 15.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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    Snip & Sketch


    Snip & Sketch

    Snip & Sketch Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Quickly annotate screenshots, photos and other images with your pen, touch, or mouse and save, paste or share with other apps.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.7 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Screenie 2


    Screenie 2

    Screenie 2 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Your favorite screenshot manager reimagined

    Age of Software/Company: 4.5 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    Clip2net 3


    Clip2net 3

    Clip2net 3 Comparison Details

    Free trial: 14 Days

    Pricing: $11.95 / year

    Feature summary: Share screenshots and files the easiest way.

    Age of Software/Company: 9.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:


    A few additional special features includes: Video editing and annotate tools, Showing keys pressed in recorded video, HDPI monitors & Retina support, Shortlink generator for any URL copied to the clipboard, Gallery and zip for group files upload, Dropzone for quick files upload, Convert captured video to GIF, AVI, MP4, and MOV, Whiteboard editor (Open a blank white page in a certain size screenshot editor), Color picker, Crosshair / Magnifier, Stamp / Watermark, and QR code for generated URL.




    Atomi Active Presenter 8


    Atomi Active Presenter 8

    Atomi Active Presenter 8 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $199 / License

    Feature summary: Powerful eLearning Authoring Software

    Age of Software/Company: 12.1 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    GoPlay Editor


    GoPlay Editor

    GoPlay Editor Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $27.00

    Feature summary: Professional Screen Recording

    Age of Software/Company: 3.2 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    DuckCapture


    DuckCapture

    DuckCapture Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Simple and ease-to-use screen capture tool

    Age of Software/Company: 16.3 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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    Droplr


    Droplr

    Droplr Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $4.00 / month

    Feature summary: Get work done faster – Capture screenshots & screen recordings instantly

    Age of Software/Company: 11.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Asana
  • Slack





  • SPX Instant Screen Capture 7


    SPX Instant Screen Capture 7

    SPX Instant Screen Capture 7 Comparison Details

    Free trial: 15 Days

    Pricing: $19.00

    Feature summary: Quickly capture and send. Any source, any destination.

    Age of Software/Company: 7.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    CaptureWizPro 6


    CaptureWizPro 6

    CaptureWizPro 6 Comparison Details

    Free trial: 30 Days

    Pricing: $39.95

    Feature summary: Capture it all – screen images, Windows Store apps (using touch), scrolling areas, video and audio

    Age of Software/Company: 17.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Mr.Shot


    Mr.Shot

    Mr.Shot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Screen capture in One Shot !

    Age of Software/Company: 8.2 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    Bug Shooting 2


    Bug Shooting 2

    Bug Shooting 2 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: $11.39 for business use

    Feature summary: Perfect tool for software Developers and Testers.

    Age of Software/Company: 17.5 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    CaptureIt Plus


    CaptureIt Plus

    CaptureIt Plus Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Easy to use screen capture utility for Windows Platform.

    Age of Software/Company: 2.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    SnapNDrag 4


    SnapNDrag 4

    SnapNDrag 4 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Screen capture made ridiculously easy.

    Age of Software/Company: 17.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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    Captura 8


    Captura 8

    Captura 8 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Capture Screen, WebCam, Audio, Cursor, Mouse Clicks and Keystrokes

    Age of Software/Company: 3.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Fraps 3


    Fraps 3

    Fraps 3 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $37.00

    Feature summary: Rea-time video capture & benchmarking.

    Age of Software/Company: 20.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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    Hardcopy


    Hardcopy

    Hardcopy Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Professional and easy-to-use application that allows you to capture screenshots under Windows.

    Age of Software/Company: 17.1 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    GIFCam 6


    GIFCam 6

    GIFCam 6 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Easy and fun animated gif making app.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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    HyperSnap 8


    HyperSnap 8

    HyperSnap 8 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $39.95

    Feature summary: Fastest and easiest way to take screen captures from Windows screen.

    Age of Software/Company: 23.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    SnapaShot


    SnapaShot

    SnapaShot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $24.95

    Feature summary: Free screen capture software

    Age of Software/Company: 18.4 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Capto


    Capto

    Capto Comparison Details

    Free trial: 15-Days

    Pricing: $17.99

    Feature summary: Effortless screen recording, one-click capture, and an intuitive video editing suite.

    Age of Software/Company: 4.5 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Screeny 4


    Screeny 4

    Screeny 4 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $11.00

    Feature summary: The professional software for screenshot and screen video

    Age of Software/Company: 2.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Screencastify


    Screencastify

    Screencastify Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $49.00 / year

    Feature summary: Screencasting for all.

    Age of Software/Company: 6.7 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Edpuzzle
  • Remind
  • Wakelet





  • Screenrec


    Screenrec

    Screenrec Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Free, lightweight screen capture tool that works with as few clicks as possible.

    Age of Software/Company: 17.3 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    Autodesk Screencast 3


    Autodesk Screencast 3

    Autodesk Screencast 3 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: A simple way to share what you know

    Age of Software/Company: 4.8 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    Cropro


    Cropro

    Cropro Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $9.90

    Feature summary: Capture and Annotate the Screenshot Easily

    Age of Software/Company: 5 Mo

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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    Zappy


    Zappy

    Zappy Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $19.99 / month

    Feature summary: The fastest, all-in-one way to share screenshots, GIFs, and recordings with your teammates.

    Age of Software/Company: 7 Mo

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:


    Zappy is a screenshot tool which is focused on ease of use and speed, for professionals who use screenshots as part of their workflows at high volume. Support teams, web designers, and programmers all use Zappy to simplify their screenshot process in their day to day work. The free version allows for local screenshots that can be uploaded wherever they are needed from the user’s clipboard. Users with paid Zapier accounts get free file hosting on Zapier servers.




    Screen Capture Pro


    Screen Capture Pro

    Screen Capture Pro Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $79.95

    Feature summary: Snapshot, Edit and Share Seamlessly

    Age of Software/Company: 5.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    Teampaper Snap


    Teampaper Snap

    Teampaper Snap Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Let your screenshots speak up

    Age of Software/Company: 3.8 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • Sketch





  • CleanShot X


    CleanShot X

    CleanShot X Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $29.00

    Feature summary: Capture your Mac’s screen like a pro.

    Age of Software/Company: 21.9 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • PixelSnap





  • Xnip


    Xnip

    Xnip Comparison Details

    Free trial: Freemium

    Pricing: $4.99 / year

    Feature summary: Handy Screenshot App for Mac

    Age of Software/Company: 2.6 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:





    InstantShot! 2.6


    InstantShot! 2.6

    InstantShot! 2.6 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: InstantShot!: the answer to your screencapturing troubles in just a few Kbytes.

    Age of Software/Company: 5.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    Ksnip


    Ksnip

    Ksnip Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots.

    Age of Software/Company: 4.1 Yrs

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:

  • SnapCraft
  • kImage Annotator





  • ImageMagick 7


    ImageMagick 7

    ImageMagick 7 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: ImageMagick® to create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images

    Age of Software/Company: 20.7 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    This is a very powerful command-line tool that is used mostly to edit images. It can also reportedly be used to capture images with the import command, though this is not advertised on their website.




    Gimp 2


    Gimp 2

    Gimp 2 Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done.

    Age of Software/Company: 22.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    Also more of an image editing tool, but it does have screenshot capture cababilities.




    Kazam


    Kazam

    Kazam Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: A screencasting program created with design in mind.

    Age of Software/Company: 10.0 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: Click to visit blog.

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    Gnome


    Gnome

    Gnome Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary:

    Age of Software/Company: 6.8 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

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    A small tool built in to the GNOME operating system.




    Flameshot


    Flameshot

    Flameshot Comparison Details

    Free trial: Fully Free

    Pricing: Free

    Feature summary: Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software.

    Age of Software/Company: 1.4 Yrs

    Distinctive features:

    Industry thought leadership blog: None

    Top five other screenshot tools with the most similar features, in order:








    FEATURE DESCRIPTIONS

    Captures Images

    Grab an image of what you see on your computer screen

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 79

    Whole Screen Capture

    This feature provides a quick option to grab the whole screen as an image.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 77

    Partial Screen Capture

    This lets the user select a smaller portion of the screen to capture as an image.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 73

    Up to 4K Resolution

    Can capture 4K screen resolution.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 69

    Text Annotation

    Annotate screen grabs with professional markup tools. Add personality and professionalism to your screenshots with a variety of pre-made styles. Or you can create your own.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 60

    Special Effects

    Enhance or manipulate images.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 52

    Animated GIF

    Turn any short recording (.mp4) into an animated GIF, and quickly add it to a website, document, or chat.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 45

    Crop

    Removal of unwanted outer areas from a photographic or illustrated image.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 44

    Mac OS Support

    This application works on Mac OS devices.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 38

    Cloud Sharing

    Sharing of file through internet by remote storage service.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 38

    Video Recording

    Grab video of what you see on your computer screen

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 37

    Multi Language Support

    Translation API’s recognition engine supports a wide variety of languages for the Neural Machine Translation (NMT) model.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 31

    Scrolling Screen Capture

    Take a full-page, scrolling screenshot. Screen capture tool makes it simple to grab vertical and horizontal scrolls, infinitely scrolling webpages, long chat messages, and everything in between.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 27

    Social Media Integration

    Share or post to social media platforms.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 26

    Record WebCam

    Capture or record Webcam

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 26

    Convert Capture to PDF

    Transform image capture to PDF format.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 25

    Timed Capture / Timed Delay

    Capture screen at defined scheduled time.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 21

    Rotation

    Image processing routine with applications in matching, alignment, and other image-based algorithms.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 21

    Crosshair / Magnifier

    Precision capture using crosshair / magnifying tool up to pixel level.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 21

    Stamp / Watermark

    Personalize your images with stickers specifically designed for screenshots.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 20

    Merge

    Putting together two or more images in a single page or picture.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 19

    Open Source

    Source code available for open development.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 18

    iPhone Support

    This application works on iPhone devices.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 17

    Video Editing

    Manipulation and arrangement of video shots

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 15

    Chrome Extension / Plugin

    This tool is (or has) an extension for the Chrome web browser.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 14

    Linux Support

    This application works on Linux devices.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 14

    API Enhanced

    An application programming interface is a computing interface which defines interactions between multiple software intermediaries. It defines the kinds of calls or requests that can be made, how to make them, the data formats that should be used, the conventions to follow, etc.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 12

    Freehand / Freeform Capture

    Freehand tool capture.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 12

    GDPR Compliant

    Data protection security certified

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 11

    OCR: Text Edit / Replace / Recognize

    Recognizes the text in your screenshots for quick editing. Change the words, font, colors, and size of the text in your screenshots without having to redesign the entire image.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 10

    Whiteboard / Direct Screen Edit

    Can directly anotate, edit, draw to the screen.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 9

    Android Support

    This application works on Android devices.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 9

    Firefox Extension / Plugin

    This tool is (or has) an extension for the Firefox web browser.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 8

    Grab / Extract Text

    Extract the text from a screen capture, image or file and quickly paste it into another document for edits. Easily copy information without retyping all the text.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 8

    QR Code

    Computer generated and readable matrix bar code that may contain data such as URL, identifier, and/or locator.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 8

    Protractor / Ruler

    Measuring angle and distance when capturing or editing.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 6

    GPU Acceleration

    In computing, hardware acceleration is the use of computer hardware specially made to perform some functions more efficiently than is possible in software running on a general-purpose central processing unit.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 6

    Safari Extension / Plugin

    This tool is (or has) an extension for the Safari web browser.

    Number of Screenshot Tools that have this feature: 7

    4 Comments

    1. siva guru

      This is really good article which consolidated all tools yet the list is so long with 79 tools listed and took more time to grasp as well. I recently stumbled upon a screenshot capture Chrome extension tool which is so awesome as helps to save anything from web using some cool editing feature as well.

      • Alexander Doak

        Hi Siva, I’m glad you enjoyed it. What is the name of that Chrome extension? We’d be interested in adding it to our database.

    2. Anand Sharma

      Hi there! I found this article to be quite interesting. Right now, I am using Nimbus screen capture extension for google chrome and Mozilla Firefox. But one thing I observed that it is faster in Mozilla Firefox. It has all the required features like fragment capture, entire page capture and screen recorder. I also like shareX for windows. It is also very handy and has plethora of features. Your collection of Screenshot Software Tools is also very amazing and it was really nice that you shared detailed analysis.

      • Alexander Doak

        The speed of the screenshot tool is one attribute we did not cover in our analysis due to the challenge in setting up a base line metric by which to rate each tool. But it is an important element nevertheless! Maybe one day we’ll measure system resource usage in a spin-off study if there is enough demand.

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