Snipping Tool Alternatives for Linux

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

    This page was last updated Apr 2, 2021

    1. 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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      HotShots vs Snipping Tool opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      its fast and has better features
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. The free and open source and cross platform screen sharing software.

      Discontinued

      According to the main developer's website this application has been discontinued. See https://arsenarsen.com/

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

      Discontinued

      Spectacle replaced KSnapshot with the release of KDE Applications 15.12 in December 2015. (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KSnapshot)

    4. * 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • Google Chrome
      This extension is able to capture 100% of both the vertical and horizontal content appearing on any webpage on the Internet. It is very easy to save the captured file onto your computer or print it / or share it to any social network.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      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 about 3 years ago

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    5. Collabshot is a tool that lets you instantly create short URLs for your screen grabs that can be shared with anyone. You don't have to sign up nor sign in – simply download a cross-platform desktop application and take a screenshot by pressing a hotkey.
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    6. Easily upload screenshot or files to FTP server and copy its URL address to clipboard.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      MagicCap is an image/GIF capture suite for Mac and Linux featuring screenshot manipulation options such as blurring.
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    7. An open source multi-platform screen capture and recording tool for simple "capture / annotate / share" workflow. Ginj was inspired by Jing (now discontinued), but although there are similarities in the way both tools behave, Ginj is not Jing.
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