Lightshot (screenshot tool)

Lightshot (screenshot tool)

Easy and convenient screenshot tool. Allows you to make screenshots of any selected area (video and flash too), edit and upload it to server.

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What is Lightshot (screenshot tool)?

Lightshot (screenshot tool) is a simple, user-friendly Firefox add-on designed to capture, edit and share screenshots. You can select any area in a browser tab, resize and move the selection area without needing additional applications. To capture, click the Lightshot icon, select an area, and hit 'Save' or 'Upload to server' for instant sharing. The additional editing options include ability to add text, draw lines and perform other functions.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.00 (183)
Version: 6.2.4 (Last updated: 2017-10-17)
Creation date: 2009-12-14
Weekly download count: 725
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • notifications
  • clipboardWrite
  • downloads
  • cookies
Size: 683.37K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Lightshot (screenshot tool)
Lightshot (screenshot tool) (v6.3.0)
4.41 (6,794) 3,248,647
Not available on Edge

Lightshot is a tool allowing you to easily make screenshots of any selected area in a browser tab. You just hit Lightshot icon on the toolbar or status bar, then select area you want to make a screenshot from and click “Save” or “Upload to server". In case of uploading you instantly get link to a screenshot you’ve just uploaded. It is possible to resize and move selection area right in a browser tab without opening any additional applications. That makes the process very simple and easy. You also can edit your screenshots (add text, draw lines and more other functions).

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Very useful and easy-to-use
  • Works on PC and laptop
  • Allows screenshot of full webpage
  • Very direct and easy to use
  • Always zooms in
  • Doesn't save images in original size
  • Missing Copy to clipboard feature
  • Doesn't save screenshots
Most mentioned
  • Ease of use
  • Requirement for scroll-shot
  • Lack of Copy to clipboard feature
  • Issue with saving screenshots
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Risk impact

Lightshot (screenshot tool) is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Lightshot (screenshot tool) if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Lightshot (screenshot tool) has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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