What are the best Shutter alternatives?

    Shutter is described as 'feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website - apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window' and is a very popular Screenshot Capture Tool in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Shutter for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Google Chrome. The best alternative is ShareX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Shutter are Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), Flameshot (Free, Open Source), LightShot (Free) and FastStone Capture (Paid).

    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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      ShareX vs Shutter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ShareX is a great alternative to Shutter.
      Better than Shutter by far
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Customizable, easy to use, wide range of tools varying from OCR to blur screenshots to color picker.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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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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      Most users think Greenshot is a great alternative to Shutter.


    3. 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 Shutter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Flameshot is a great alternative to Shutter.
      great standalone app, shutter requieres too many extra apps
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Starbeamrainbowlabs It does screenshotting well, and has a smooth UI. I'd like to see some additional features like changing the colour of rectangles, a pixelating tool, and a slider for the blur amount though.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.

      Warning

      The Lightshot app generates URLs that are easy to guess or scrape, making it alarmingly easy for anyone to view grabs of private messages or intimate photos.

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    5. A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.
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    6. You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips:
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      Snipping Tool vs Shutter opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Snipping Tool is still a legitimate alternative to Shutter, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Shutter automatically saves images, is much more practical and has lots of other features
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      windows only doesnt auto save
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    7. Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.
    8. PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After starting the software, you simply select one of the tool from the PicPick Tools trayicon menu when you want.
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    9. 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 Shutter opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      gppixelworks Better editing functions than other software currently available. However I found Shutter (now discontinued) superior to any replacements I've used.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    10. 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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