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I am looking for open source software for screen shots.

It would be nice if it is similar to snagit.

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For what operating system(s)? –  T.J. Crowder Jun 2 '10 at 16:06
@T.J. Crowder: Windows –  Syed Tayyab Ali Jun 2 '10 at 16:14

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I'm very happy with Lightscreen

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I like it. –  Syed Tayyab Ali Jun 2 '10 at 18:58

Assuming not mentioning the OS mostly means Windows, try greenshot.

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FWIW, your operating system probably provides a built-in way to do this (in a very basic way).

For instance, on either Windows or Linux (if you're using Gnome or a recent version of KDE) you'd press Alt+PrtScr to copy the active window's image to the clipboard, or PrtScr to capture the entire desktop. Then paste it into (insert your favorite picture editor here) and save as in whatever format you prefer.

This page discusses the screenshot features built into Mac OS X. (Command+Control+Shift+3 copies the entire screen to the clipboard, but you have several other options.)

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I believe the best option would be hitting Print Screen.

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ZScreen is an open-source screen capture program for Microsoft Windows. It can upload screenshots, pictures, text & files and put the URL in your clipboard in a single keystroke.

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Try ScreenShot... It provides a very intuitive way to take screenshots and annotate them.

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