Greenshot - screen capture, image edit, and uploader

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Greenshot - screen capture, image edit, and uploader

#1 Post by David » Wed May 02, 2007 10:32 am

Authors Description - Revolutionary screen-shot tool optimized for productivity. Save a screen-shot or a part of the screen to a file within a second. Apply text and shapes to the screenshot. Offers capture of window, region or full screen-shot. Supports several image formats.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot

Just download the zip package, unzip it and use it.

It writes its setting to the App Folder. I didn't find any changes to the Registry, but correct me if I'm wrong. (I went through the registry with
RegSeeker.)



PS: It has a pretty Camera Flash effect! :P

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#2 Post by dasfx » Wed May 02, 2007 12:27 pm

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Sorry, it appears to be written in C#, one of the .Net languages which requires a framework to be installed on the host PC. Therefore it is not considered portable. See http://www.portablefreeware.com/faq.php. Thanks.

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#3 Post by AlephX » Wed May 02, 2007 11:56 pm

Yes, I tested it with Dependancy Walker and it uses the .Net framework...
I often ask myself: "What have I to ask myself?"...

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#4 Post by DanielSmith » Tue May 15, 2007 12:20 am

Oh, i think it is not a good idea to write such software with .net language

i have used kind of screen capture software calledACA Capture Pro, i think it can handle it .

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#5 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:27 am

DanielSmith wrote:ACA Capture Pro
This is commercial software. Old thread but worth pointing out.
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Re: Greenshot, Screen Capture Utility

#6 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:42 am

AlephX wrote:Yes, I tested it with Dependancy Walker and it uses the .Net framework...
Really interested in having a GPL'd screenshot program so I took another crack at this. Version tested was 0.8.1-827 Beta, which listed some portable changes in the release notes, and there's a .NET file included inside the download. So there was plenty of reason to hope but my test results were not encouraging:

1. Current version lists no requirements for .NET and the site blog is unclear. I was unable to test this. I have a virtual machine without .NET installed but its also very stripped down, so I'm not 100%.

2. Tested on a machine *with* .NET. It looked up this .NET DLL C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorrc.dll and wrote to this file: C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\config\machine.config. Looks like it still needs .NET.

3. Wrote settings and a log file into AppData. Moving these files to the root folder didn't help.

Looks like this one is a bust.
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Re: Greenshot, Screen Capture Utility

#7 Post by joby_toss » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:00 am

It definitely needs .Net.
The settings are portable (if you move "config.dat" file into the app directory), but the log and another "titlefix.properties" file are still created in AppData\Greenshot.
No registry entries.
Supports relative paths for the Screenshots directory.

Not portable for me.


@webfork: Lightscreen is GPL'd
http://sourceforge.net/projects/lightscreen/
http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/ ... n_portable

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Re: Greenshot, Screen Capture Utility

#8 Post by webfork » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:13 am

joby_toss wrote:@webfork: Lightscreen is GPL'd
Excellent, thanks.
joby_toss wrote:Not portable for me.
Thanks for checking.

Update: someone asked the authors to make this change. As mentioned above, I tested the mentioned "move the config file" trick without success.
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#9 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:01 pm

[Moderator note: this post was written before the above posts, but was merged with them and the post date is inaccurate.]

Application name: Greenshot

Website: http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot

Date tested: 2007-05-03

Status: Not portable

Reason: uses the .NET framework

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Re: Greenshot, Screen Capture Utility

#10 Post by webfork » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:37 pm

A new build of the 0.8.1 series is out. There's no changelog for the new version so I don't know if they addressed portability issues. Softpedia lists it as "portable"

http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-S ... shot.shtml

... but the site itself just names it as "no installer"

http://sourceforge.net/projects/greensh ... .8%20beta/

I'm not really sure this warrants rechecking it, but it is nice to see its still in semi-active development.
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Re: Greenshot

#11 Post by webfork » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:20 pm

With the exception of Lightscreen Portable and ZScreen, there isn't an OSS screencap program here on the site, and both of those tools have their own issues. Greenshot has ~20 translations, requires only dotNET 2.0, and has a no-install version, which may indicate portability.

CNet gave this a very strong review
http://download.cnet.com/GreenShot/3000 ... 15306.html

As Andrew's post was previous to accepting dotNET applications, I'll move this back to the Submissions thread.
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Re: Greenshot

#12 Post by I am Baas » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:46 pm

Website: http://getgreenshot.org/
Version tested: Greenshot-RC7-NO-INSTALLER-0.8.1.1427.zip
Settings: Application folder

Leaves an empty folder in \AppData\Roaming\Greenshot
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Re: Greenshot

#13 Post by webfork » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:49 pm

Tested this out over the last week. Uses about 17.5 megs RAM, but is remarkably elegant with most of the functions I needed right up front. Excellent program that's come a long way since I looked at it last.
I am Baas wrote:Website: http://getgreenshot.org/
Version tested: Greenshot-RC7-NO-INSTALLER-0.8.1.1427.zip
Settings: Application folder

Leaves an empty folder in \AppData\Roaming\Greenshot
Thanks for checking.
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Re: Greenshot

#14 Post by webfork » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:24 pm

To date I had been using the stable version but today I gave the development version a shot and was very impressed. Recent updates are easy, responsive, and available upload services bring it in line with ShareX.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/greensh ... p/download

Really lucky to have this.
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Re: Greenshot

#15 Post by webfork » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:36 pm

This program saved my ass multiple times in the last 2 days. I had to add it to the database.

http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2340

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