Add "Capture region with delay"


I started using Greenshot as an alternative to the Windows 10 Snipping Tool. But there's one feature that it doesn't have... Timed screenshots.
For example, the Snipping Tool allows you to snip with a delay (there's a drop-down that lets you pick how long) so that you have enough time to get through menus, position the curser and even capture hover states.

Can you please add a similar feature to the System Tray menu that might be called, for example, "Capture region with delay" that lets you pick 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, custom seconds.
It would be handy that it have a timer tick on screen so you know how long you have left to prepare for the capture.

Yes, I am aware you can change the milliseconds to wait before capture in the preferences, but it is tedious to use for a one off capture or if you get the timing wrong.




Sal Salson
March 31, 2021, 7:16 PM


I switch to another screencap app when I need this. Would be more productive to just use one app.

EDIT: To others supporting this feature, vote for the issue in the upper-right.

Tommy Johannessen
November 17, 2020, 9:09 PM

Just adding my +1 to this feature. This would be very handy!

Eric Tetz
June 29, 2020, 5:10 PM

There are entire classes of screenshots that are impossible to capture with Greenshot because it lacks this feature. Snagit, Lightshot, etc. have it. Even Windows’ anemic Snipping Tool has it.

Right now I’m just trying to capture a tooltip, in an app that dismissed the tooltip on keystroke (like, ya know, Printscreen).

Tyler Gunderson
May 21, 2020, 5:25 PM

I would love to change to using Greenshot for all my screen capturing, but really need this feature!

Adrian Nyland
May 21, 2020, 5:25 PM

I have been using Greenshot for years and have made it the default screencap program in a couple different corporate networks. Having this feature would help us out a lot.




Reece Dodds