Tool for Screenshots: Awesome Screenshot

If you want to take a screenshot, there are a lot of tools you can use. I’ve been experimenting with a Google Chrome Extension that is really working out quite nicely for quick and simple screenshots.

It’s called Awesome Screenshot and if you’re using Chrome, you can get the extension here. (They also have versions for Firefox and Safari that you can download on their home page.)

Two things I especially love about it

  1. It’s right in my browser so it’s easily accessible.
  2. It has a blur tool that makes it simple to hide sensitive information.

You don’t have options for things like font size changes or image size changes (which I love about Skitch), but still, it’s super handy for something quick.

Here’s a quick video about it:

Can’t see the video? Watch it here.

What about you? Got any screenshot tips or tools?

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  1. says

    Great stuff Lass. You might want to checkout BB Flashback Express.It captures, edits,makes video and tons of other stuff and basic version is free.

    Gary Moore

  2. says

    Thank you! I’ve been looking for something like this. I’ve been using the window “snipping tool” and photoshop, but this eliminate a few steps which is HUGE for me since I create a lot of training “pictorials.” Thanks again for another great resource Amy!

  3. says

    Hi Amy,
    Thanks for the screenshot tool video. I am using Greenshot which is quite easy as i am practiced to use “Print Screen” key, it also has option to fade the areas of captured image.

  4. says

    I use Pixlr Grabber which I love, however on some sites it doesn’t quite work right, so I am looking for alternatives. I just looked up Awesome Screenshot for Firefox but it’s not yet available for the latest Firefox version which I’m on. I may switch over to Chrome at some point but don’t know much about it yet. Thanks as always for the ‘awesome’ tips!

  5. jayme says

    At work, I use SnagIt alot. I also use the regular Alt+Print Screen, but use Adobe PhotoShop Elements or Adobe Fireworks to manipulate it as needed.

  6. Laura says

    I use the Screen Capture by Google extension in Chrome – it’s got four different capture options, highlight, redact (with solid black or blur), text and line options, and it sits nicely in my browser by the other extensions I use often.

    What’s the difference between that one and this one?