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Shutter Alternatives for Mac

Shutter is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Shutter are Greenshot, LightShot, Ksnip and Snagit.

Shutter alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but 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

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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

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    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.

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

    Most users think Greenshot is a great alternative to Shutter.

  3. 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.


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

    Ksnip vs Shutter opinions
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    Better editing functions than other software currently available. However I found Shutter (now discontinued) superior to any replacements I've used.

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  5. 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.

  6. Screenshot Editing and Video Screen Capture Software for Windows and Mac.

  7. Skitch is a screenshot editing and sharing utility for Mac and iOS that permits the user to add shapes and text to an image, and then share it online. Images can also be exported to various image formats.

  8. Snipaste

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Snipaste is a simple but powerful snipping tool, and also allows you to pin the screenshot back onto the screen.

  9. 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.

  10. Capto

    • Mac

    Capto is an easy-to-use app that takes capturing, recording, video and image editing to the next level.

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