Open Source Lightscreen Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Lightscreen is ShareX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Lightscreen and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Lightscreen are Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), Ksnip (Free, Open Source), Spectacle (Free, Open Source) and Free Shooter (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 26, 2021

    1. ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations.
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    2. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.
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    3. 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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    4. 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.
    5. Tool for taking fastest and simple screenshots of entire screen, windows and regions.


    6. 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.

      Discontinued

      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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    7. This is a default screenshot app for Linux Deepin.
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    8. This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region.
    9. The free and open source and cross platform screen sharing software.

      Discontinued

      According to the main developer's website this application has been discontinued. See https://arsenarsen.com/

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    10. is a screenshot application for the KDE desktop environment.

      Discontinued

      Spectacle replaced KSnapshot with the release of KDE Applications 15.12 in December 2015. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSnapshot)

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