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Top 7 Snipping Tool alternatives for Windows

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Screenshots make your life easier be it for personal ,educational, or professional purpose. Screenshots are useful even when you want to make a complaint about your software problems.

By default, Windows provides the Snipping tool, which is great but becomes inefficient when it comes to integrated screenshot editing or sharing. If you’re looking for other options, here we’ve listed seven of the best alternatives to the Snipping Tool that you can use on Windows PC; few from the list are also available for Mac. 


Snagit is an excellent professional screen capturing tool which captures not only screenshots but also videos. To launch the tool, you can set up a hotkey that will capture fullscreen; alongside a few other custom screen grabs — panorama and video, among others.. You can even take the screenshot of the entire page — panorama — through the ‘scrolling capture’ feature. The editing section in this tool contains every shape and other stuff you need for making your screenshots helpful. 

Visit the Snagit website here

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Greenshot is a free screen capturing tool for Windows users. This screen capturing tool includes a screenshot feature, image editor as well as export function. With the help of an editor, you can use the highlighter, add annotations so that your screenshot looks more informative. Particular modes of capturing are linked to specific hotkeys. Greenshot is free to use.

Visit the Greenshot site here


Screenpresso is not only available for Windows users but also for iPhone and iPad users. it provides you with different modes of capturing and supports hotkeys. Capturing a scrolling Windows feature is also available. You can screen record the screencast videos in HD quality. There are some advanced features like multilingual support, portable mode, and much more. It is free to use, and a premium version is also available 

Visit the Screenpresso site here

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Picpick is available only for Windows users; it lets you export your screenshots in PDF alongwith other image file formats. You will find features like Pixel Ruler, CrossHair, Whiteboard, and Magnifier in the graphic accessories section. There are also many other elements that will make your screenshot look better. You can capture your screen in different methods like full-screen mode, scrolling window, or active window. A single-use license will cost you $29.99.

Visit the PicPick site here


Lightshot has a simple interface, which is integrated with some great features when it comes to editing. A one-click upload method is available. in this free to use tool It works when you press the ‘Prt Scrn’ (Print Screen) button, but you can also set hotkeys as per your convenience. There is also an option to customise the output where you can decide the file format as well as whether you need the cursor in your image or not. Lightshot is available for free. 

Visit the LightShot site here

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TechSmith Capture (Formerly Jing)

Techsmith Capture is a simple screen capturing tool that will help you capture the screen as well as screencasts. Its interface is so simple that you can easily edit and share your content. It is available for both Windows as well as Mac users — like Snagit, which is also a product of the same company — TechSmith. However, it lacks some professional features that might be found in Snagit. This tool is also great for personal, professional, and business purposes. If you are looking for a simplistic tool, then this one is for you. It is free to use.

Visit the TechSmith Capture (Formerly Jing) site here


All the features required for capturing, editing, and sharing are found in Duckcapture screenshot tool. You can grab your screen in different methods like scrolling screenshot, window screenshot, or region-based screenshot. DuckCapture also can refine multiple captures. It is available for both Windows as well as Mac DuckCapture is available for free. 

Visit the DuckCapture site here

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Sara Maknojia

Sara Maknojia

Pursuing Bachelor's in Accounts & Finance. To relieve stress I listen to music. Enjoying life to the fullest.