Free Open Source ScreenCapture Tool

As much as I like Skitch on Mac, I just haven't found an equivalent replacement on Windows (and completely given up on GNU/Linux, except to use GIMP...although I'm now trying out Shutter).

Update:  Shutter on UbuntuLinux--or other distros--is a great screenshot tool! it allows annotation, etc. Check it out if you haven't already!

That's why I read about the free, open source Greenshot with some enthusiasm:

Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features:
Create complete or partial screenshots quickly.Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.Send the screenshot to a file, the clipboard, a printer or as e-mail attachment.

Since I'm running UbuntuLinux at the moment, I haven't taken the time to load this up on Windows yet and give it a thorough test. Anyone done that?

Update: Great tool, loved it. Greenshot made it easy to capture screenshots and was a no-brainer on Windows.

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Jeff Thomas said…
I have used Greenshot for quite a while. I also use SnagIt. I have Greenshot autoload at startup and it does a great quick job. It does not have the power of SnagIt but then again it's not supposed to and of course it is free! I wrote a quick post about it at
Let me know what you end up thinking about it.
Sam Eneman said…
Another free option for Windows & Mac is Jing by TechSmith. Not open source, but still free.
Ed Tech Diva said…
I am a big fan of Jing's SnagIt -- does what I need, when I need, sounds like the perfect mate -- uh, I mean app!
Miguel Guhlin said…
@Jeff, absolutely, Greenshot works great! Thanks for sharing the link to your post about it...I see it allows for annotating, too!
Miguel Guhlin said…
@Sam and @EdTechDiva, yes, I use Jing, too, but mostly for video capture. I like to recommend free, open source whenever possible to educators because it doesn't cost anything and we don't have to worry about "personal use is free, but commercial use requires a license purchase."

Thanks for sharing!

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