The Crop tool removes the part of screenshot surrounding the crop marquee,
or selection. Cropping is useful for removing distracting background elements and creating a
focus for requiered area on screenshot.
Draw simple Arrow
This can be used to draw rectangles.
This can be used to draw ellipses and circles.
The Pencil can be used for drawing 1-pixel (or selected width) at a time,
or what is essentially an antialiased freeform brush.
This tool allows you to type text on to the screenshot.
When this tool is active you need one time click on the screenshot where you want to type a text.
Then you will see text editor window with possibility change font and color.
Add another picture inside screenshot. Support JPEG and PNG formats.
Can be used for combine few screenshots in one image or add existing images on the screenshot.
This applies a standard blur to the image, which uses the Gaussian blur formula.
Blur area can be used for hide a part of screenshot under blur (passwords, links, texts).
This effect is useful for adding the illusion of motion to an image, as if the picture had been taken with a moving subject and longer exposure time.
Change pen color. Select whether you would like to pick your primary color.
Change pen width
Save screenshot to file. Support JPEG and PNG formats.
Short link - This is special king of link with reduced link length.
Can be used for send in messages with limited content length. Like twitter or SMS or MMS.
Example of short link:
Blog link - This is a link with added html code. Can be used for easy
paste into blogs, articles or comments with html support.
Template - This type of link can be used for create own template.
In template you can paste any text or html code. For paste link to screenshot inside
template use placeholders: [LINK], [FILE], [THUMBNAIL].
xScreenshot watermark settings
This windows can be used for setup watermark which will be placed on every your screenshot.
Here you can select watermark position:
Left top corner of screenshot
Left bottom corner of screenshot
Right top corner of screenshot
Right top corner of screenshot
Then you can select a watermark type. It could be:
Your own text
Image from file. Better use transparent PNG.
Current date and time
-capture or -c
-delay or -d
Example: xscreenshot -c -d
Your screen will be captured and opened in editor. After close - editor will be unloaded from memory.
You can use commandile for assign global hot key (shortcut) on xscreenshot program.
How to use global hot key with xscreenshot?
-delay parameter should be used with -capture. Delay time value loading from the settings.
Additional keys controls
CTRL - can be used for keep selected tool active and add few same shapes on the screenshot.
Very useful when adding Numbered arrows.
SHIFT - can be used for change shape drawing rules during resizing or moving it.
For example when selected ellipse tool - SHIFT helps you draw circle. When Line or Arrow tool active -
SHIFT helps you draw it with fixed angle.
xScreenshot - easy capture your screen and quick share in web