Open Source Snagit Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Snagit for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Windows alternative is ShareX. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Snagit and 19 are open source and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Windows alternatives to Snagit are Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), Flameshot (Free, Open Source), GoFullPage (Formerly Full Page Screen Capture) (Freemium, Open Source) and Firefox Screenshots (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 15, 2021

    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 over 80 supported destinations.
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      ShareX vs Snagit opinions
      Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to Snagit.
      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.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      Don't like to pay?? Try ShareX
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

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      Unable to record video with sound.
      Top negative comment  about 5 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Just tested it out and it works great.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      quixilvr Free Screen Recording (Video) capabilities!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Because it is opensource and has everything you could need from a screen capture and recording tool
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Controls Print Screen button, includes editor to annotate image
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Doesn't come near the ease and functionalities of what Snagit has. On the plus side, it is free.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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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.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      Opensource and has all the features that SnagIt have
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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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
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      SnagIT does video, Green Shot does not!
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!.
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    5. Intuitive screenshots baked right into the browser. Capture, save and share screenshots as you browse the Web using Firefox.
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    6. Tool for taking fastest and simple screenshots of entire screen, windows and regions.
    7. 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.

      Discontinued

      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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    8. The Swiss Army Knife of Screen Annotation Tools. Add basic shapes like rectangles, circles, triangles, lines (Straight and Freehand), polygons. Add stickers like stars, crosses, ticks.
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    9. * Take a screenshot * Edit it with various tools (like draw with pen, add shapes, select area, cut, copy, paste, add text, etc.) * Save image or * Upload image to various online hosting sites

      Discontinued

      Official Google code page seems abandoned. Last update from Oct 12, 2013.

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    10. Is a simple tool to capture short video clip + loopback audio (speaker sound) from your screen pixels and speaker waves. VClip can output to many format (MP4, WEBM, OGG, AVI, GIF), and comes with 3 fps options (15,25,30).
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