Capture screen to image or video, add effects, watermark, with ShareX

I needed a free application to let me share as easily as a couple of clicks or keyboard shortcuts, a screenshot of my desktop or of the active window. I tried a lot of similar utilities, more than 10, and one after another they were all uninstalled. Two or three seemed nice, but they refused to take a screenshot of a specific monitor, doing what precisely Windows does when you press the PrintScreen key, taking a shot of both my monitors. This means that I needed to edit the shot to remove the part of the second monitor, which is much more than the “couple of clicks” initial requirement.

Then I found ShareX! Let me make clear from the beginning that ShareX can be a little difficult to configure, because various options are scattered in various groups. When you finally finish configuring it, ShareX works better than anything! I now press my PrintScreen keyboard key to have automatically a screenshot taken, resized to the dimensions I prefer, saved as JPG file in the quality that I prefer, then copied in the clipboard ready to be attached in a mail message! And this nice freeware can do more than this!

ShareX lets you take screenshots or screencasts of any selected area with a single key, save them in your clipboard, hard disk or instantly upload them to over 40 different file hosting services. In addition to taking screenshots, it can upload images, text files and all other different file types.

You can select any or all of these tasks to be automatically run after each screen capture: Add image effects / watermark: You can choose from over 37 image effects including watermark and apply them to an image. * Open in image editor: Using Greenshot image editor to annotate image. * Copy image to clipboard: Copies image to clipboard. * Print image: Be able to print images with printer device. * Save image to file: Saves image as file with your preferred image format. * Save image to file as: Shows file dialog before saving so you can select where to write file to. * Save thumbnail image to file: Saves resized image as file. * Perform actions: You can automatically run other applications with image file path as the parameter so this way you can use Command-line interface applications to accomplish tasks which would have not been possible before.

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