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We've compiled a list of 184 free and paid alternatives to Spectacle. The primary competitors include Greenshot, ShareX. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Spectacle and Snipping Tool, LightShot, Zight (CloudApp). Also you can look at other similar options here: Photos and Graphics Software.

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Spectacle Video and Screenshots

Spectacle Overview

Spectacle is a simple application for capturing desktop screenshots. It can capture images of the entire desktop, a single monitor, the currently active window, the window currently under the mouse, or a rectangular region of the screen. The images can then be printed, sent to other applications for manipulation, or quickly be saved as-is.


Capture Entire Desktop.
Capture Current Monitor.
Capture Active Window.
Capture Rectangular Region.
Keyboard shortcuts for taking screenshots.

Spectacle Features

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