Open Source Snagit Alternatives for Linux

    Snagit is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Shutter, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Snagit and many of them is available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Snagit are Flameshot (Free, Open Source), Spectacle (Free, Open Source), GoFullPage (Formerly Full Page Screen Capture) (Freemium, Open Source) and FireShot (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 13, 2021

    1. 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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      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!
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      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!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      It's the best alternative for linux
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. 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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    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. Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      Intuitive screenshots baked right into the browser. Capture, save and share screenshots as you browse the Web using Firefox.
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    5. 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

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    6. This is a default screenshot app for Linux Deepin.
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    7. This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region.
      • 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. The free and open source and cross platform screen sharing software.


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

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