Greenshot keyboard shortcuts

Greenshot -
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- Shortcuts
Ctrl + Print Screen

Capture full screen

Alt + Print Screen

Capture window

↑   Shift + Print Screen

Capture last region

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Print Screen

Capture Internet Explorer











↑   Shift

Hold down while clicking elements to select multiple elements

↑   Shift

To draw equilateral shapes (e.g. force a rectangle to be a square), hold down while drawing

↑   Shift

You can hold this key to maintain existing object's aspect ratio while resizing


Hold down to have the object anchored in its geometrical middle

Ctrl + S

Save image to a file

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Choose location and name to save the file

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy image to clipboard

Ctrl + P

Send image to printer

Ctrl + E

Open a new message in the default email client, add the image as an attachment


Text tool

Edit text

⤶ Enter

Finish editing

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Insert line break

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Program information

Program name: Greenshot Greenshot (Imaging)

Greenshot is a free program that allows to create full or partial screenshots. The captured screenshot can be annotated and edited with built-in image editor.

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Last update: 07 Jul 2020

How easy to press shortcuts: 87%

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Shortcut count: 22

Platform detected: Windows or Linux (not macOS)

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Guest says: 5 days ago 11/20/2020 7:18 PM
I wish you could configure Greenshot so that you can use different keyboard shortcuts for "Capture and save to clipboard" and "Capture and open in editor".

Anders says: 10 months ago 1/20/2020 11:03 AM
Great product!
Why is Ctrl + Shift + C used as the "Copy image to clipboard"? I recan it would be more useful if Ctrl + C is used as the hotkey for "Copy image to clipboard", since this is the generic windows copy function.

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk Admin says in reply to : 10 months ago 1/20/2020 1:06 PM
Thank you for your comment! Just a reminder we're not the developer of the Greenshot. Maybe it'll be better if you also write program developer or their community directly, because they probably aren't following these comments here.

Anders OP says in reply to Anders : 10 months ago 1/20/2020 11:05 AM
Or maybe allow the user to override the Copy image to clipboard via the product setttings.

quick says: 13 months ago 11/4/2019 3:38 PM
Adding the space bar will force to whatever region your cursor is on.

djmarx83 says: 17 months ago 7/12/2019 4:41 PM
alt + a - this hotkey clears the textbox while you write, so can write everything again, Apparently in polish language we have letter "ą", which we type using alt+a. So as a result while you type in textbox your test disappears !

Bafeu says in reply to djmarx83 : 5 months ago 6/29/2020 11:48 AM
Dj Marx, Robisz tak, piszesz sobie co tam chcesz, klikasz alt i a, pojawia się ą, wszystko znika. Kopiujesz sobie ą które masz w okienku tekstowym i klikasz ctrl + z, znika ą, ale pojawia się to co znikło i wklejasz skopiowane ą i piszesz dalej ;) Temat klepany w greenshocie od lat, ale nikt już nic z tym raczej nie zrobi :P

Sorry that this is in Polish, but I think other languages don't have this problem :P