See some great tools and easy methods to take a screenshot while using Mac or Windows.
As a blogger, I have to take a lot of screenshots to use for blog posts. A simple screenshot with some circles, arrows, lines and text makes things easier to understand. Readers can easily understand what I am talking about. On the other hand, I need not write a detailed explanation. However, there could be a lot of other reasons to take screenshots.
How To Take A Screenshot?
I used to take screenshots by using Print Screen key (and paste the image into the Paint). But I found it boring and time-consuming. I always wanted a handy tool to take screenshots. After some research, I found a lot of tools. In this post, I am going to share 3 awesome tools (2018) that make taking screenshot easier.
1. PicPick (Windows)
PicPick is my personal favourite. I’ve been using this tool for a long time. This image capturing tool lets you capture full screen, window control, scrolling window, a specific region, and freehand capture. This app also has a built-in image editor that helps you to insert arrow, line, circles etc.
It also contains a colour picker, a colour palette, a pixel- ruler, a protractor, a crosshair and even a whiteboard. This software is free for personal use. For commercial use, you need to pay them for a license.
It is only available for Microsoft Windows ( XP, Vista, 7, 8, Server).
Download PicPick (Personal)
2. Jing (Windows/Mac)
Jing is a free screenshot and screencast software. It lets you create an image or short video from your computer screen. It is produced by software company TechSmith.
With this tool, you can mark up your screenshot with a text box, arrow, highlight or picture caption. You can also record your screen to make a video tutorial or to get a video feed from your webcam. You can set up Jing to upload to file on Flickr or YouTube.
3. Greenshot (Windows)
Greenshot is another screenshot software tool for Windows. By using this tool, you can quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or full-screen. You can use shortcut keys to do that.
It offers easy to annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot. This tool is free for both personal and commercial use.