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    Open Source Snipping Tool Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Snipping Tool is ShareX. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Snipping Tool and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Snipping Tool are Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), Flameshot (Free, Open Source), Ksnip (Free, Open Source) and Spectacle (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 Snipping Tool opinions
      Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
      Ola Maybe a bit to much setup but awesome and flexible tool.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      It snips. I wish it didn't need so much futzing around. It's not a great alternative, but it's okay.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    2. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.
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      Greenshot vs Snipping Tool opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Greenshot is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
      MUCH more intuitive than not just Snipping Tool but also any other screen shot software. Simply amazing and very well written. Cheers to the developers!
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

      A lot more useful than snipping tool!
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

      wookahn624 I use this tool at work it's super useful and is a time saver when compared to MS "Snipping Tool". I can instantly snip>edit>upload. kudos!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


    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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      Flameshot vs Snipping Tool opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Flameshot is a great alternative to Snipping Tool.
      has every feature and more, better than other alternatives
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      Has the functionality of Snipping Tool (cutting from screen, etc) and a bit more, without being bloated.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      User friendly, intuitiveness, configurable, features.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    4. Ksnip is a Qt based cross-platform screenshot tool that provides many annotation features for your screenshots. Latest ksnip version contains following features: * Supports Linux (X11, Plasma Wayland, GNOME Wayland and xdg-desktop-portal Wayland), Windows and macOS.
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    5. 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.

    6. Capture a screenshot of your current page in entirety and reliably—without requesting any extra permissions!.
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    7. Intuitive screenshots baked right into the browser. Capture, save and share screenshots as you browse the Web using Firefox.
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    8. Tool for taking fastest and simple screenshots of entire screen, windows and regions.
    9. 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.
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    10. This is a default screenshot app for Linux Deepin.
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