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Open Source LightShot Alternatives

The best open source alternative to LightShot is ShareX. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to LightShot and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to LightShot are Flameshot, Greenshot, Ksnip and Spectacle.

LightShot alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Screen Recorders or Note-taking Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LightShot.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Google Chrome
  • Wine
  • Firefox

Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of...

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  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 many supported destinations you can choose from.

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    ShareX vs LightShot opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ShareX is a great alternative to LightShot.
    Ola

    Great tool if you need loads of features and freedom to upload images to custom services.

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    This tool is a good addition to lightshot for a more thorough preparation.

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    Many more features than just screenshotting

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    All you ever dreamed of having in a screenshot tool and more.

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    Many more tools and ways to take photos, especially where you only need to take regional photos. Very versatile, changing settings is a breeze, and there are a lot of settings you can change.

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  2. Features a free draw tool, arrows, lines, circles, and other tools for editing screenshots you take. Possibility to add text, but not possible to change text size.

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    BrenoZ

    Adds some fancy features, but the basic, like customize screen capture shortcut, it's not possible on MacOS and probably will never be. (https://github.com/flameshot-org/flameshot/issues/1259)

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    ultome

    The most lightshot-like app on Linux

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    Maxi_Mega

    Really lightweight, open-source, easy to use, ... what more ?

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    It is perfectly lightweight!

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    Much much better than light shot as it integrates well to the ubuntu environment without the need for wine . In addition, it's rich with features and functionality.

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    Better than LighShot. It's sad that not works on Windows

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    Titan

    As simple as LightShot but for Linux

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  3. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.

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    The best and most customizable tool for screenshotting!

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  4. Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots.

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    Spectacle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    Great integration with KDE Plasma

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  6. GoFullPage icon

    GoFullPage

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!.

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  7. Freeware tool for taking fastest and simple screenshots of entire screen, windows and regions.

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    Firefox Screenshots

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Firefox

    Intuitive screenshots baked right into the browser. Capture, save and share screenshots as you browse the Web using Firefox.

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  9. Deepin Screenshot icon

    Deepin Screenshot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    This is a default screenshot app for Linux Deepin.

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    Unk42

    The best alternative to LightShot, available not only for Deepin but also for many other distributions (I have Linux Mint).

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  10. ScreenCloud icon

    ScreenCloud

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    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.

    ScreenCloud running on Windows 7
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