Snipaste – Most powerful and efficient screenshot snipping & pasting edge tool

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Snipaste (formerly called: PicNotes) is a compact, simple but overwhelmingly powerful and efficient screenshots making tool from China. Its independent developer spent 3 years to create this very special screen capture application, which combines screenshot + annotation + mapping these 3 major functions in one place. It is currently the only real edge tool for making screenshots on Windows, Mac and Linux! In contrast, you will immediately realize that – the working efficiency of using the traditional screen capture software is too low, and your screenshots operation and using habit must change dramatically in the future.

In addition to the powerful screenshot functions, Snipaste can also directly annotate the contents in the clipboard (previous screenshots, copied text, image, web page, code, etc.) in the form of image, and then immediately paste them back to your screen for a second or multiple screenshots. You don’t need to open a image browser at all throughout the entire screenshot making process, and it allows user to place the finished screenshots on your screen for use at will. Moreover, Snipaste supports scaling, rotating, translucence, intelligent screenshot area identification ability, even the simple GIF screen capture function.

If you’re a programmer, designer, or anybody who spend most of your working time on a computer, I do believe you can see the efficiency boost that Snipaste brings to you. BTW, Snipaste is easy to get started with, meanwhile, it also provides some hidden features that can get your work efficiency lifted further. The time you start using this program, you might want to give up any traditional screen capture software that you’re using or ever used.

// Key Features //

Functionality Details
Intuitive snipping
  • Auto detect UI elements
  • Pixel-level control
  • Color picker (try F1, C, F3)
  • History play back (,/.)
  • Multi-screen support
  • HiDPI (retina display) support
Paste images as topmost floating windows
  • The source (in the clipboard) could be
    • Image
    • Plain text
    • HTML text
    • Color info text
    • Image files: PNG, JPG, BMP, TGA, ICO, TIFF and GIF
  • Supported operations
    • Zoom (mouse scroll or +/-)
      or set speed for GIF
    • Rotate (1/2)
      or jump to previous/next frame for GIF
    • Flip (3/4)
    • Set transparency (Ctrl + mouse scroll or Ctrl + +/-)
    • Mouse click-through (X, and use F4 to cancel)
    • Image editing (Space)
    • Thumbnail mode (Shift + Double click)
    • Hide (Double click)
  • Color picker (Alt)
  • Drag & drop
  • Grouping
  • Auto backup & restore
Easy image annotation
  • Rich shapes
    • Rectangle
    • Ellipse
    • Linestrip
    • Arrow
    • Pencil
    • Marker pen
    • Text
  • Advanced annotation tools
    • Mosaic
    • Gaussian blur
    • Eraser
  • Undo & redo
  • Theme color, interface font, tray icon, and more
  • Hot keys
  • Detailed functionality options

// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Packages

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

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