Greenshot – A portable open source light weight screenshot capture and edit tool


Greenshot is a light-weights small size screenshot software tool for Windows with the following key features:

  • Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages from Internet Explorer.
  • Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
  • Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.

The instalation exe file only has 1.7MB, and after the installation, it will take 7MB space from your hard drive.

It will be installed to C:\Users\<Current User Account Name>\AppData\Local, which is same location as Google Chrome installed.

It will not need your admin privilege account to run the installation. Further, if there are more restriction to run installation exe file, you also can copy a installed one to new machine to run without a installation. You can find out portable version from download link below.


  1. Creating a screenshot
    1. Capture region
    2. Capture last region
    3. Capture window
    4. Capture fullscreen
    5. Capture Internet Explorer
  2. Using the image editor
    1. Drawing shapes
    2. Adding text
    3. Highlighting things
    4. Obfuscating things
    5. Cropping the screenshot
    6. Enlarging the screenshot
    7. Adding graphics to a screenshot
    8. Re-using drawn elements
    9. Exporting the screenshot

Download links

Latest Stable Download Link:

Portable version link:


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