Non-Linux FOSS: Screenshotting for Fun and Profit!

I do a lot of my day-job work on a Windows computer. Part of this involves taking screenshots for training purposes. For years, I've used the built-in "Snipping Tool" that comes with Windows, but I've always hated it.

The other day, I happened across an open-source tool for Windows that launches with a tap of the "Print Screen" key, and it offers a flexible, easy to use screenshot process. You can save the screenshot, but my favorite part is that it can be dumped directly into a program like Paint.NET (my favorite Windows graphics editor, and it's also open source).

If you are on Windows and wish you had a simple way to take a screenshot, check out Greenshot today. It's open source and works amazingly well.

Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing. You can contact Shawn via e-mail,

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