Snipping Tool Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to Snipping Tool for Linux. Explore 25 Linux apps like Snipping Tool, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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 your 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: 10/15/2018 2:00:00 PM

Alternatives to Snipping Tool for Linux with any license

  • Shutter

    Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website - apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Lightscreen

    Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background process that is invoked with one (or multiple) hotkeys and then saves a screenshot file to disk according to the user's preferences. Now, in the new version, you can upload all your screenshots automatically onto Imgur. A capture's thumbnail is a rather good feature of this utility.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Flameshot

    A powerful, yet simple to use screenshot software. Features a free draw tool, arrows, lines, circles, and other tools for editing screenshots you take. 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.

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

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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 Latest file update was from 2014. See
    • its fast and has better features Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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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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  • 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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  • Spectacle

    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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • qSnap

    qSnap by QASymphony is a useful screen capture add-on for everyone, especially for testers, developers, and even marketers. qSnap is totally free and is available for many popular browsers, including: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer. With qSnap, you can choose to capture either visible screen or full screen, add annotations, import images, and automatically have multiple captures consolidated into a single and lightweight document.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Internet Explorer ... Chrome Opera Chromium Firefox

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  • KSnapshot

    KSnapshot is a screenshot application for the KDE desktop environment developed by Richard J. Moore, Matthias Ettrich and Aaron J. Seigo. The screenshots taken by KSnapshot are also called snapshots, which explains its name. It is written in Qt and C++. KSnapshot allows users to use hotkeys to take a screenshot. KSnapshot has the following features: Save snapshot in multiple formats Take new snapshot Open with... possibility to open snapshot in external editor.

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Open Screenshot

    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. You can host and share unlimited images forever for free.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Android Tablet ... Chrome

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  • Full Page Screen Capture

    I built a Chrome Extension that allows you to save a screenshot of an entire webpage as an image—including what’s below the fold. That’s the only feature, nothing more. I wanted this tool but every similar app that I tried in the Chrome Webstore couldn’t do it right. It’s open source (on github) and malware free. Just a few clicks from the chrome webstore (it’s free) and you should be ready to go—try out the full page screen capture extension.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Chrome

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  • Smartshot

    Smartshot gives you the easiest way to take screenshot and share it with one-click uploads. 1. Croping any part of the screenshot. 2. Drawing on the screenshot. 3. Inputing custom text on the screenshot. 4. Sharing the screenshot after it’s taken. Annotate and edit your screenshot: Annotate any image with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text Crop, scroll & show crop area dimensions Blur certain sections to hide sensitive information.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS Chrome

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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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Gnome Screenshot

    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.

    • Cannot do region capture, nor can it do marking or highlighting. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux FreeBSD

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  • Collabshot

    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. On the website, you are provided with a rich toolset for drawing and sketching that every participant can use to collaborate with others.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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  • Kaption

    A KDE utility similar to Jing or Skitch not yet as powerful as them ;) Nice, but what is it? It's an app that sit in the systray, left clicking the icon you can capture a screen region to draw arrows, boxes and text on it, than you can save the result (the screenshots shown here are made with this app). This program has the following features: * Screen capture * Ability to draw arrows, boxes and text on the captured region * Ability to chose the color of your drawings

    Free Open Source Linux

  • ksnip

    Features include: * Taking Screenshot of a custom rectangular area that can be drawn with mouse cursor. * Taking screenshot of the screen/monitor where the mouse cursor is currently located. * Taking screenshot of full screen, including all screens/monitors. * Taking screenshot of window that currently has focus. * Take screenshot with or without mouse cursor. * Customizable capture delay for all capture options. * Upload screenshots directly to in anonymous or user mode.

    Free Open Source Linux Qt

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  • JBlitzPaint

    JBlitzPaint - Fast paint tool in javafx for simple marker jobs Features: Create arrows, frames, and text-boxes. Copy to clipboard, or open from. Open from and save to file. Select and modify or delete objects. Color picker. Resize and Crop Frame. Quickstart: Start the jar file from bin folder. On Commandline: java -jar JBlitzPaint.jar Or right-mouse-click: open with java. Arguments: To take Screenshot directly: java -jar JBlitzPaint.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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