Unsatisfied with the size of the font while editing a Lightshot screenshot? That’s not unusual, as the default one often doesn’t fit the point you’re trying to convey. Maybe you want to bring attention to a specific portion with huge letters or add sections of tiny notes next to the photo evidence. What’s more, you may need to combine different font sizes on the same image, such as to add clear headings and paragraphs, much like the post you’re reading now. To do any of that, you’ll need to learn how to change font size in Lightshot to either decrease or increase it. Let’s go over that procedure.
1. Increase or decrease font size directly in Lightshot
We’re starting with the quickest method that will satisfy most users—the font size adjustment feature built into this software for taking screenshots. Follow these short steps to change the size of a font within Lightshot:
- Launch Lightshot and take a screenshot using the key you configured. It does not matter if it’s a section of the screen or the entire one.
- Click the “T” button in the right sidebar.
- Click once anywhere on the screenshot to set a text field. You now have two options to configure font size in Lightshot:
- Before typing: Use the scroll wheel of your mouse and scroll up to increase the font size and scroll down to decrease the font size. You’ll notice the text field get smaller or larger to roughly indicate the height and width of a capital letter.
- After typing: You cannot alter the font size of a text you finished editing. However, if you have some text and can still edit that field, highlight it using your mouse or touchpad or press “Control + A” on Windows and Linux and “Command + A” on Mac to select it. You can now use the same command we mentioned above to grow or shrink the text.
- Click outside the text field to apply changes. You can now save or upload the screenshot.
2. Change the size of fonts in a screenshot via Pixlr (Alternative)
While undoubtedly fast and effective, Lightshot is rudimentary when it comes to fonts. Though you can change color and size, you do not have the option of changing the font itself, seeing the exact font size, or copying and pasting the text field. To avoid repeated actions or unlock extra capabilities, Lightshot suggests using a supported online editor tool, Pixlr. Don’t be alarmed if the Advanced Editor is missing—they removed that feature some years ago. But if that’s something you need, here’s what to do:
- Open Pixlr E editor and do one of the following:
- Upload the screenshot you saved by clicking Open Image.
- Paste the “prnt.sc” URL you uploaded from Lightshot after clicking on Load URL → Load.
- Once your image opens, click the “T” button in the left sidebar.
- Use your mouse to set a text field.
- You can now modify the font type, size, color, styling, and much more in the second toolbar from the top. Size, in particular, can be adjusted by entering a new number of pixels or clicking the number, then moving the slider.