How often do you wish you could save images without undergoing the tedious process of having to download them first? Especially when an image of an adorable cat you can’t resist making your desktop background—but you’ve to sign-in to the website and see advertisements that you’ve no business with.
We’ve prepared a list of snipping tools that allow you to take screenshots of images in a matter of a few clicks on the mouse and a few keys on the keyboard. It’s crucial to know that they all are different from each other and play different roles. For instance, a few tools let you take the screenshot of the complete screen whereas a few of them, a specified portion on your work station.
Best Snipping Tools for Mac
Before we talk about the snipping tools, let’s go through the in-built shortcut keys to take a screenshot on your work station.
Press Command+Control+3 to capture the complete screen. The screenshot will be moved to the clipboard from where you can paste it on programs like PowerPoint, Word, Photoshop etc.
Command+Shift+4. This shortcut key helps in talking any portion of the screen by dragging the portion you want to take a screenshot of.
Let’s get into the snipping tools and their features.
LightShot allows you to create your own configurable desktop shortcut to take a screenshot. It is the often considered the coolest feature of this software. In addition to it, LightShot lets you draw shapes and write texts on the screenshots without having to use third-party software and that too on the next screen it captures them. It also has a brush to draw and highlight important parts of the picture. It also has the feature of drawing arrows, marks and pointers on pictures that comes handy to show the relationship between objects in a picture and prepare more elegant PowerPoint presentations. It is by far the most efficient, fast and reliable snipping tool to capture screenshots that we personally recommend—and it is free of cost for a lifetime.
Jing is a very helpful snipping tool that offers numerous premium features. This tool is not much difficult to use. You have to drag-and-select feature and the select specified portion you want to capture—then you will be able to take a screenshot of pictures or anything on a webpage very easily. It has also some features such as you can capture operating window, scrolling texts, full work station, and records video of your work station. Most importantly, screenshots are easy to send with anyone who you want with a single share button.
You can use nimbus that is browser-based snipping tool. This tool never requires downloading on your work station like another snipping tool for Mac. Nimbus is one of the best snipping tools to capture the browser window. It allows you to capture a portion of the picture and then use options of cropping that picture to fix the length of the picture. It comes with a robust user-interface that makes it quite user-friendly. When it comes to sharing screenshots, Nimbus lets you upload them directly to your Google Drive in both PNG and JPEG format—that many MAC users often struggle because of the default file extension.
Snagit allows you to capture screenshots on your Mac work station with comfort. It also allows you to record screens. There some features available in this tool such as capturing a full image; without having a problem it allows you to take scrolling screens, capturing video stills, animated gifs from the captured screen, capturing the full work station or a specified window.
Well, this was all about the best snipping tools for Mac. Which snipping tool you liked the most? Lightshot is our favorite for its simplicity and free availability. Comment down your favorite snipping tool along with your experience.