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    Shutter Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Shutter for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Flameshot, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Shutter and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Shutter are Ksnip, Spectacle, Deepin Screenshot and Xfce4 Screenshooter.

    Shutter is mainly a Screenshot Capture Tool but alternatives to it may also be Screen Recorders or Screen Casting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Shutter.
    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or...
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    1. 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.
      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 about 2 years ago

      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 almost 3 years ago

    2. Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots.
      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 almost 2 years 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. This is a default screenshot app for Linux Deepin.
    5. This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region.

      • 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.
    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.


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

    7. KShare is a screenshotting utility built using Qt and written in C++. It has many features, including:


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

      • 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.
    8. is a screenshot application for the KDE desktop environment.


      Spectacle replaced KSnapshot with the release of KDE Applications 15.12 in December 2015. (see

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