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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 Feb 4, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or...
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    1. This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region.
      Xfce4 Screenshooter vs Snipping Tool opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Built into Xfce (which I use) and performs all the Snipping Tool functions that I know of.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    2. Pensela is an screen annotation tool that can also take screenshots available cross-platform.

    3. 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

      HotShots vs Snipping Tool opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      its fast and has better features
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    4. is a screenshot application for the KDE desktop environment.


      Spectacle replaced KSnapshot with the release of KDE Applications 15.12 in December 2015. (see

    5. KShare is a screenshotting utility built using Qt and written in C++. It has many features, including:


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

    6. Simple creation and editing of screenshots.


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

    7. GNOME Screenshot is a utility used in the GNOME desktop environment for taking screenshots. It was part of the GNOME Utilities (gnome-utils) package, but was split into its own package for the 3.3.1 version in 2011.
      Gnome Screenshot vs Snipping Tool opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Cannot do region capture, nor can it do marking or highlighting.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    8. Easy tool to make screenshots.
    9. SimpleCap is a quick, easy and powerful Screenshot utility that runs on menubar.


      The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.2, released in July 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub

    10. Easily upload screenshot or files to FTP server and copy its URL address to clipboard.
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