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    Shutter Alternatives for Windows

    Shutter is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is ShareX, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Shutter and loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Shutter are Flameshot (Free, Open Source), Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), LightShot (Free) and FastStone Capture (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2022
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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.
      ShareX vs Shutter opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ShareX is a great alternative to Shutter.
      Better than Shutter by far
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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

    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.
      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


    3. 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.
    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.


      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.


      Offers to install Russian software Yandex.Alisa, Yandex.Browser and other products from Yandex company.

    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.

    6. 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

    7. PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user.
    8. 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.
      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 almost 5 years ago

      windows only doesnt auto save
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    9. 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.
    10. Flamory remembers things, so you don't have to. Make snapshots of web pages, files and desktop apps. You can find snapshots later using full-text search and thumbnails. Paste them anywhere as links or screenshots.


      The app seems no longer updated. Last version, 4.2.19, released in November 2015, can be still downloaded from the official website

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