Free and Open Source Software to Capture Screenshot

Lightscreen is an open source software developed by Christian Kaiser which allows to capture, save and catalog screenshots automatically and silently in the backgound.

Free and Open Source Software to Capture Screenshot


  • Allows to save the screenshot to image files( jpg, png, bmp ) in the background automatically.
  • Allows to capture the whole screen, a window or a customized area with hotkeys which can be customized.
  • Allows to optimize PNG screenshots automatically with a program named OptinPNG that could significantly reduces the file size.
  • Allows to adjust the quality of screenshot.
  • Allows to copy the screenshot to Windows clipboard.
  • Allows to include the cursor in the captured image.
  • Multi-language supported: English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, etc.
  • Allows to notify with tray icon popup or sound cue when a screenshot is taken.

However, in our test, Lightscreen failed to capture the cursor, but you can capture the pop up menu with it successfully, just change the hotkey of “Capture a window” to something like “Shift+Print” will work fine.

Lightscreen works on all 32 bit Windows including Windows 7 and Windows XP, etc.

Lightscreen is a 5.01MB download available from

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