Lightshot is a free-to-use screenshot utility for Windows and Mac. You can even say it’s a perfect lightweight replacement to the Windows Snipping Tool. It works quickly and efficiently, and all that at just under 3 MB of storage space. You just run the tool, press the Print Screen key, and select the area. Then any part of your screen becomes editable, so you can “cut out” whatever you want to share with anyone.
It’s got a set of handy editing tools that you might also have used on MS Paint. Marker, Text Editor, Rectangle, Pen, Arrow, and Line are as easy to use as ever. The best part about Lightshot is that it’s an excellent tool for professionals and general users alike. They can make minor edits, provide on-screen instructions, or hide some content. Here are several steps to hide parts of a captured screenshot using Lightshot.
Hiding Parts of a Screenshot within Lightshot
Follow these instructions to hide portions of a screenshot in Lightshot:
- Launch Lightshot from the taskbar.
- Press the Print Screen key as soon as the screen turns dim.
- Select the portion of the screen and adjust Height and Width of the screenshot to be taken.
- Crop the image using the dotted lines around the edges (just hold the mouse and drag it to adjust the image).
- You now have two primary options:
- Try adding some text to the image to hide small items in the background and replace it with a customized message or tagline.
- You can choose the ‘Colored Rectangle’ to cover the image section.
- You may also consider drawing lines and using the ‘Pen Tool’ to cover the uneven portions of the picture.
- Save your image once you have made edits and cropped it. To do so, click on Save in the bottom right of selection area and pick a location on your computer afterward.
What makes Lightshot better than Windows Snipping Tool?
Lightshot is absolutely lightning fast and has better editing options than the Windows Snipping Tool. For example, you can adjust hotkeys and assign a shortcut to take a screenshot by right-clicking the Lightshot icon on the taskbar and going to Options. Once you are done editing, you can easily save it to “www.prnt.sc”, share it on social media, or pick a default location on your computer. It’s undoubtedly fun to get multiple screenshots done quickly.