Open Source Greenshot Alternatives for Linux

    Greenshot is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best open source Linux alternative is Flameshot. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Greenshot and many of them are open source and available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Linux alternatives to Greenshot are Ksnip (Free, Open Source), Spectacle (Free, Open Source), GoFullPage (Formerly Full Page Screen Capture) (Freemium, Open Source) and Firefox Screenshots (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021

    1. Features a free draw tool, arrows, lines, circles, and other tools for editing screenshots you take. There is no Text Box or Comment Feature. Screenshots can be uploaded to Imgur, saved to a local file, or copied directly to your clipboard to easily paste in other programs.
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      Flameshot vs Greenshot opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Flameshot is a great alternative to Greenshot.
      Very quick with a lot of features. Layout is different than Greenshot, functions are really similar.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      Flameshot is amazing.. I wish there was something like it for Mac. Uploading to Imgur is priceless for quick sharing too
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      Love this screen shot for very well!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    2. Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots. Latest ksnip version contains following features: * Supports Linux (X11, Plasma Wayland, GNOME Wayland and xdg-desktop-portal Wayland), Windows and macOS.
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      Ksnip vs Greenshot opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ksnip is a great alternative to Greenshot.
      Almost all Greenshot features are available.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      It is almost as easy to add rectangles, arrows, lines and text to a screenshot and even to any image already existing.
      Positive comment 4 months ago


    3. 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.
    4. Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!.
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    5. Intuitive screenshots baked right into the browser. Capture, save and share screenshots as you browse the Web using Firefox.
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    6. This is a default screenshot app for Linux Deepin.
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    7. This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region.
    8. Hotshots is a screenshot tool with some editing features. It is particularly suitable for writing documentation (as used in the following chapters) but you can use it to highlight some details on a map image or what ever you want.


      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.2.0, released in September 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    9. ScreenCloud is an easy to use screenshot sharing application. Take a screenshot using one of the 3 hotkeys or simply click the ScreenCloud tray icon. You can choose where you want to save your screenshot.
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    10. The free and open source and cross platform screen sharing software.


      According to the main developer's website this application has been discontinued. See

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