To create a screenshot, some people may use Gyazo to perform the task since it’s pretty good at taking screenshots.

For those who’re new to Gyazo, I will help you better understand this screen capture software and how you can use it to make a screenshot.

How to Take A Screenshot with Gyazo

1. What is Gyazo

Gyazo is a user-friendly snipping program that allows users to create screenshots with less effort.

The program’s name ‘Gyazo’ is rooted in a Japanese word for image(画像, it pronounces ‘Gazo’).

You can use Gyazo freely to capture anything on your screen with shortcuts, Gyazo will upload your captured files on the cloud and create a site to display your image. You can share the image with friends by sending them the URL.

Gyazo, Gyazo Replay, and Gyazo GIF are the 3 general modes that Gyazo provides. You can use them to create screenshots and Gifs.

Gyazo 3 Functions Icon

In the meantime, the program has some shortcomings. For instance:

  • You can only create an up-to-15-sec Gif image. You need to apply to the monthly plan of Gyazo Pro to create anything longer.
  • You’re available to preview and share 10 recently captured files on the Gyazo cloud. You have to pay for full access.
  • There’s no editing tool. You need to turn to an image editor if you want to edit your file.
  • Gyazo cannot record a video though it says that users can create a video via Gyazo Replay(The modes will give a 15-sec Gif upmost).
  • There’re always errors happening to Gyazo, the most common one is the shortcut not working issue. (If you have the same issue, you can check this out – Fix Gyazo Shortcut Not Working.)

All in all, Gyazo is a useful snipping tool for users to create simple screenshots.

2. How to use Gyazo

It’s not difficult at all to use Gyazo, follow these steps to create your own screenshots.

Step 1 Download Gyazo on your PC

Visit Gyazo, and download it on your PC.

Step 2 Capture your screen

Once Gyazo is installed, you can click the icon from the 3 Gyazo modes to take a screenshot. Or you can apply to the default shortcuts.

Tip: Gyazo default shortcuts

Open A Browser Tap Don’t Open A Browser Tab
Capture Image Ctrl + Shift + C Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C
Capture Fullscreen Ctrl + Shift +F11 Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F11
Capture Video & Gif Ctrl + Shift + G Ctrl + Alt + Shift + G
Capture Full-screen Video & Gif Ctrl + Shift + F12 Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F12
Capture Replay Ctrl + Shift + F /

Step 3 Locate the image

Gyazo won’t save the captured files locally, it will open a browser tab after you finish a capture. On the browser tab, you can preview, share, and download the file you capture.

If you use the Don’t Open Browser Tab shortcuts, you need to open the Gyazo site for your own. Just visit and log in with your Gyazo account.


If you want to copy the captured image to the clipboard, you have to download the image from the browser tab onto your computer first. Then, locate the image on your computer and right-click on it to choose Copy.

3. Gyazo alternative

Looking for a free tool to record your screen and create a long video? You can try Aiseesoft Screen Recorder.

It’s known as the most helpful software in recording and capturing screen. You can simply record all your onscreen actions even though you’re in-game or in-video.

Here are what Aiseesoft Screen Recorder can help you:

  • Snipping, screen recording, audio capture are 3 basic features that Screen Recorder offers.
  • You can choose to save the captured file on a folder or copy it to the clipboard.
  • Multiple editing tools are provided, you can add texts, shapes, arrows, lines, and others on your captured file.
  • You can choose one from 5 image formats and 7 video formats.

Screen Recorder

With Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, you can capture all the activities on your screen and create a high-quality picture or video with your preference.

To sum up:

Now, you know what Gyazo is and how to use it. You may stick to Gyazo if you want a simple screenshot. Or you can turn to the powerful Gyazo alternative – Aiseesoft Screen Recorder, for higher-quality screen capture.

Tips: You can also read the recommended post to find out more Gyazo alternatives.