Tech Spotlight: Greenshot

Taking a screencap the old-fashioned way is not very efficient – press the PrtScn button and presto!  You now how a giant cap of your entire desktop that now needs to be imported into a graphics editor.  Streamline your screencapping progress by downloading the free screencapping utility Greenshot <>.  Greenshot is a tiny, free, open-source software program that sits in your utility tray.  When you hit PrtScn, instead of automatically capping your entire screen, a crosshair will appear on your screen and allow you to select the area you want to cap.  When you finish your selection, you will immediately be presented with a list of programs to open the cap in.  Greenshot also allows you to edit your screenshot in various ways, like fuzzy-ing out or highlighting areas.  And, of course, you can do a traditional full-desktop shot as well.


The export menu after selecting your screencap.

Carolyn Brooks

Carolyn Brooks

Intern at University Libraries
Carolyn Brooks is an intern in the University Libraries Research and User Engagement department.
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