[Windows] Take screenshots and share them via the internet in seconds with Jet Screenshot

There are a lot of screen capture programs out there. However, not all of them allow you to share your screenshots with family and friends immediately after taking them. Well, that is what Jet Screenshot is all about. This is a program that allows you to literally share your programs with whoever you want seconds after you take it.

WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO

Main Functionality

Jet Screenshot is a screen capture program. It allows you to take screenshots of the full screen, an active window, a certain region, or of an image saved to your clipboard. The thing that makes Jet Screenshot stand out among other programs is the fact that you can share your captured screenshots online immediately with a link to your image.

Pros

  • Capture screenshots of your whole screen, an active window, a certain region, or image from your clipboard
  • Customize your own hotkeys
  • Share your pictures immediately after taking them, via an online link to your image
  • Basic and advanced editing tools available to edit your screenshots after you snap them (depending on the version of the program you get)
  • Pictures can be saved online for up to a year

Cons

  • Cannot capture scrolling window
  • Screen capture technology is nothing amazing. Provides the same quality and screenshotting tools as any other screen capture program on the market. This means the biggest draw of this program is the ability to share your screenshots quickly via the internet.
  • Basic tools that are available in the free version are sub-par

Discussion

There are tons of screen capture programs on the internet. So this just begs the question: Why do we need another one? Well, Jet Screenshot is a bit different from all the other screen capture programs offered online. This is because the program does not just allow you to take screenshots, it helps you share them as well.

As far as screen capture goes, Jet Screenshot works well enough. You can choose to capture an active window, the full screen, a region of the screen, or whatever image is copied to your clipboard. You can map out all of these options to Hot Keys. This means you don’t have to bring up the Jet Screenshot menu page every time you want to take a certain screenshot, and that is a good thing.

Once you take a screenshot, you have the ability to edit your picture. If you are using the free version of this program, you have access to only basic editing tools. There’s nothing fancy here at all. If you sign up for the Home or Pro versions of the program, you get access to advanced editing tools. I did not get a chance to try the “paid versions”, so I am not able to comment on how great these “advanced editing tools” are.

As I talked about above, there are a few different versions of this program. First, there is the free version which I used. The program is free, but there are of course limitations. For example, your online pictures are only stored for 30 days. On top of that, there are watermarks on the screenshots you take. If you want to remove these limitations and gain extra features, you need to buy the Home or Pro versions. These two versions are the same except for one feature. The Pro version allows for commercial use, and the Home version does not.

If you buy the Pro or Home versions you can enjoy the following: Advanced editing tools, no Jet Screenshot logo on your screenshots, the ability to put in your own watermarks if you want, no ads near screenshots you post online, the ability to send screenshots to your own FTP server, and the ability to send screenshots in PNG format. The Home version will run you $1.95 a month or $14.95 a year, and the Pro version costs $4.95 a month or $29.95 a year.

CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK

In general, Jet Screenshot is a good program. It works well as a screen capture program, and the ability to share your screenshots online via a link is a helpful feature. The problem, however, is Jet Screenshot does nothing groundbreakingly unique that freeware screenshot programs cannot do. In fact, lack of the ability to capture scrolling windows puts it below many free screenshot tools. Sure most free screenshot tools don’t allow you to share your screenshots via an online storage link as seamlessly as Jet Screenshot, but do you want a screenshot program for its ability to take screenshots or its ability to share those screenshots? My guess is the former. If you agree with me, I’d suggest checking out PicPick or FastStone Capture for your screenshot needs — both are excellent and free.

That said, Jet Screenshot does have a free/demo version you can try. So you don’t have to take my word for it — give the software a whirl and decide if you like it. If you do, you can always upgrade.

Price: Three versions available — Free, Home ($1.95 a month or $14.95 a year), and Pro ($4.95 a month or $29.95 a year)

Version reviewed: 3.0.1.0

Supported OS: Windows 98 / Me / NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7

Download size: 2.7MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/46

Is it portable? No

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4 comments

  1. David

    Ashraf,

    This review is very good, so much so that I thought that you personally wrote it, but because it appeared to follow a structured pattern, such as the segments “WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO” and “CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK”, I had suspicion that maybe one of your very good writers was responsible for the review and simply followed a template that you instructed them to follow.

    Regarding my compliments, you’re very welcome. You and your staff deserve to be recognized and so much more. I’ve seen and learned from your work for a few years now and you’ve really helped me to gain a wealth of knowledge and better confidence in the areas that I’m not yet familiar with.

    I can’t say it enough…Thank you!

    By the way, I’ve noticed that the Comment box has a problem maintaining its visible border once you’ve entered enough text requiring you to scroll up and down within the box so that you can read the entire comment before posting it. I hope this helps.

  2. Ashraf
    Mr. Boss

    @Giovanni: Yes, the offer is still valid. Email me about it.
    @David: You are welcome! No, I’m not personally writing these reviews (Justin, a dotTech writer, is responsible for these reviews for the time being). However, that doesn’t mean the reviews are bad — the reviews are excellent, wouldnt you agree?
    I’m really glad we can make a difference, as small as it may be. Thank you for the very kind words!

  3. David

    Ashraf,

    Because I can’t confirm if you personally wrote this review or not, I at least assume that you are ultimately responsible for dotTech’s involvement with the http://www.GiveawayOfTheDay.com review today. Regardless of who the contributor is, I’m just ecstatic to see that dotTech reviews have seemingly been resumed on the GOTD website, for which I’m extremely anxious to find out if we will once again be greeted every day with the most trustworthy and professional reviews that you’ve been wonderfully known to provide in years gone by.

    Thank you for making me a believer in the amazing and wonderful work that you and your staff provide, including your amazing software reviews and recommendations. You are helping to improve people’s lives, including mine.

    Thanks again!

  4. Giovanni

    Hi Ashraf: how are you? It’s Giovanni from Italy (also known as KING of Freebies on GAOTD forum…LOL!).

    I’ve been very busy over the past few months….that’s why I was not able to share any comment with you here for long time. Hope my offer to collaborate with you is still valid (can’t wait to hear from you about it even by email).

    I also saw that you came back to GAOTD forum…that’s great!

    As for the best FREE ALTERNATIVES to this GAOTD, let me show you a couple of them you forgot to mention in your great article here:

    First of all, my suggestion is to download the PORTABLE version of PicPick:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Capture/Portable-PicPick.shtml

    Then, other excellent FREE ScreenCapture software are also these:

    * (Portable) Screenshot Captor:
    It can add special effects to your screenshots, or just make them more blurry, add caption text to the image, adjust colors, add shadows, create a border around the image and much much more. Lots of capture modes supported (multiple monitors, Desktop, Active Window, Region, Windows Object and Scrolling Capture), with the ability to customize them through hotkey for quick access.

    http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html

    * (Portable) Greenshot
    Superb light-weight and highly configurable Open Source screenshot tool which allows you to even capture a complete scrolling web page from IE, as well as annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot etc…
    Once taken, your screenshot can be saved as file, sent to your printer, copied to your clipboard, attached to e-mail or uploaded to Flickr, Picasa, Facebook etc…

    http://getgreenshot.org

    How to upload a Greenshot’s screenshot to Facebook:
    http://getgreenshot.org/2012/03/26/how-to-upload-a-screenshot-to-facebook

    Full online tutorial:
    http://getgreenshot.org/help/

    * Gadwin PrintScreen
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/Gadwin-PrintScreen.shtml

    But if your main goal is instead to share your screenshots online with the provided linking feature, which is what today’s giveaway actually does, GRABILLA does this and even more for FREE (can even record and share VIDEOS and screencasts in a couple of mouse clicks):

    http://grabilla.com

    Enjoy!!

    Talk to you soon.