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Open Source Snagit Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Snagit is ShareX. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Snagit and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Snagit are Greenshot, Flameshot, Shutter and GImageReader.

Snagit alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Document Scanners or Screen Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Snagit.
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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.

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    ShareX vs Snagit opinions
    Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to Snagit.

    Just tested it out and it works great.

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    Have been running both ShareX and Snagit on separate PC's for over a year. Both are good although Snagit can delete your captures if not careful. Will probably drop Snagit for ShareX on all machines.

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    Unable to record video with sound.

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    Don't like to pay?? Try ShareX

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    Operates from the System tray. Simple start and stop. Great video quality. Easy Trim function. Slower Trim Save As than Snagit.

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    quixilvr

    Free Screen Recording (Video) capabilities!

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    Because it is opensource and has everything you could need from a screen capture and recording tool

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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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    Greenshot vs Snagit opinions
    Most users think Greenshot is a great alternative to Snagit.

    The OCR functionality is very useful and the annotation and markup tools are plentiful and easy to use; very small learning curve for a powerful tool.

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    Controls Print Screen button, includes editor to annotate image

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    SnagIT does video, Green Shot does not!

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    Doesn't come near the ease and functionalities of what Snagit has. On the plus side, it is free.

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    Greenshot does not even come near Snagit. Very low usability. NOT intuive and the tools are on such a low level-I can`t even describe.

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    Opensource and has all the features that SnagIt have

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    heatherjanayahoocom

    Greenshot offers many annotation tools and I like that you can choose withing the preferences for the editing tool to launch immediately after taking a capture

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  3. 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.

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  4. Shutter is a 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.

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    Shutter vs Snagit opinions
    Most users think Shutter is a great alternative to Snagit.

    With SnagIt you can remove sections from anywhere in the image, close the orphaned parts together to remake the whole, strip out, reduce top,sides,bottom to make a new size, all in the one session. With shutter all you have is crop!

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    It's the best alternative for linux

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    pablobianchi

    At least on Linux is, stable, on official repos of main distros and with a lot of useful features... and is indeed currently active!

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    GImageReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    gImageReader is a simple Gtk/Qt front-end to the Tesseract OCR Engine.

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    Spectacle

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    OpenScan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    OpenScan is an open source app that enables users to scan hardcopies of documents or notes and convert it to PDF or JPEG files. Its motto is "No ads. No data collection. We respect your privacy.".

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    Crow Translate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Crow Translate is a simple and lightweight translator programmed in C++ / Qt that allows to translate and speak text using Google, Yandex and Bing translate API.

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  9. Capture2Text enables users to quickly OCR a portion of the screen using a keyboard shortcut.

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    GoFullPage

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome

    Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!.

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