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 most popular Linux alternative is Small Flameshot iconFlameshot, 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 Small Ksnip iconKsnip (Free, Open Source), Small Spectacle iconSpectacle (Free, Open Source), Small Full Page Screen Capture iconFull Page Screen Capture (Free, Open Source) and Small FireShot iconFireShot (Freemium).

You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. If you're looking for more info about Snipping Tool like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/15/2020 1:54:00 AM

Alternatives to Snipping Tool for Linux with any license

  • Flameshot

    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. Many configuration options are available, such as hiding icons or changing the colors used in the program. Flameshot is also open source, so experienced developers can help improve the program.

    • Has the functionality of Snipping Tool (cutting from screen, etc) and a bit more, without being bloated. Guest • Sep 2019 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • has every feature and more, better than other alternatives Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • User friendly, intuitiveness, configurable, features. Guest • Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux openSUSE Snapcraft Arch Linux ... FLATHUB Void Linux Fedora Ubuntu Debian Docker

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  • Ksnip

    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, KDE Wayland and Gnome Wayland), Windows and MacOS. * Taking screenshot of a custom rectangular area that can be drawn with mouse cursor. * Taking screenshot of last selected rectangular area without selecting again. * Taking screenshot of the screen/monitor where the mouse cursor is currently located.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Qt

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  • Spectacle

    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. The images can then be printed, sent to other applications for manipulation, or quickly be saved as-is. Features: Capture Entire Desktop. Capture Current Monitor. Capture Active Window. Capture Rectangular Region.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Full Page Screen Capture

    The simplest way to take a full page screenshot of your current browser window. Click on the extension icon (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page, and be transported to a new tab of your screenshot where you can download it as an image or PDF or even just drag it to your desktop. *No bloat, no ads, no unnecessary permissions, just a simple way to turn a full web page into an image.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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  • FireShot

    Capture web page screenshots in Firefox, Chrome, or IE, and then edit and save them. In a few clicks! FireShot helps you capture web page screenshots, perform quick edits, add text annotations, and save the captures as a PDF or image file, send to e-mail, print or copy to clipboard, export, share on the WWW or upload to FTP. CAPTURE FireShot integrates with Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Seamonkey, Pale Moon, Thunderbird and Opera.

    Freemium $ $ $ Windows Linux Internet Explorer Chrome Thunderbird ... Opera Firefox

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  • Gyazo

    Gyazo lets you instantly grab the screen and upload the image to the web. You can easily share on Chat, Social, Email, or anywhere! Review and edit your images online at and on your iPhone with the Gyazo app. Gyazo Ninja ( ) upgrades Gyazo to also include a full image history, rich editing tools, no ads, and more.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox

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  • ScreenCloud

    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. If you choose to upload your screenshot to the screencloud website, a link will automatically be copied to your clipboard. You can share this link with your friends or colleagues via email or in an IM conversation. All they have to do is click the link and look at your screenshot.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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  • HotShots

    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. Because HotShots is written with Qt, it runs on Windows and Linux (MacOSX isn't tested yet). Why this name, Hotshots ? Firstly, I'm a fan of Jim Abrahams's film and my second choice was Screen'n Shot but I'm not sure the pun will be perenne.

    • Discontinued
      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 2.2.0, released in September 2014, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
    • its fast and has better features Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Firefox Screenshots

    Intuitive screenshots baked right into the browser. Capture, save and share screenshots as you browse the Web using Firefox. Get Started Select the Screenshots icon from the page actions menu in the address bar, and the Screenshots menu will appear on top of your browser window. Capture a Region Click and drag to select the area you want to capture. Or just hover and click — Screenshots will select the area for you.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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  • Xfce4 Screenshooter

    This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region. You can set the delay that elapses before the screenshot is taken and the action that will be done with the screenshot: save it to a PNG file, copy it to the clipboard, open it using another application, or host it on ZimageZ, a free online image hosting service.

    • Built into Xfce (which I use) and performs all the Snipping Tool functions that I know of. Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux

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