scrot Alternatives

    scrot is described as '(SCReen shOT) is a simple commandline screen capture utility that uses imlib2 to grab and save images. Multiple image formats are supported through imlib2's dynamic saver modules' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are six alternatives to scrot for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based and Microsoft Edge. The best alternative is Snagit. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Nimbus Screenshot or maim. Other great apps like scrot are shotgun (screenshot utility) (Free, Open Source), Gnome Screenshot (Free, Open Source) and Hyperdesktop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 19, 2021

    1. The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals that grab attention and keep it. Let images do the talking for you.
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    2. Capture or record any part of your screen. The editor will help you to annotate or blur sensitive info. Fast upload and share with the Short URL. Access screenshot and video recordings from iPhone, iPad or Web.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      maim (make image) takes screenshots of your desktop. It has options to take only a region, and relies on slop to query for regions. maim is supposed to be an improved scrot.
    3. shotgun can take a PNG of the screen, a specific window or a custom area. Minimal and fast.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      GNOME Screenshot is a utility used in the GNOME desktop environment for taking screenshots. It was part of the GNOME Utilities (gnome-utils) package, but was split into its own package for the 3.3.1 version in 2011.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Other than being an uploading tool for Imgur, it also allows you to take screenshots and perform simple editing functions on them. You can capture the complete screen or a selected region of your screen.
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