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Ksnip – free and open source, cross-platform software for creating and editing screenshots


  • Supports Linux (X11, Plasma Wayland, GNOME Wayland and xdg-desktop-portal Wayland), Windows and macOS;
  • Creating a screenshot of a custom rectangular area using the mouse;
  • Creating a screenshot of last selected rectangular area without selecting again;
  • Creating a screenshot of the screen/monitor where the mouse cursor is currently located;
  • Create a full-screen screenshot of the screen, including all screens/monitors;
  • Creating a screenshot of the current screen;
  • Creating a screenshot of the active window;
  • Creating a screenshot with the mouse cursor showing or not;
  • Capture mouse cursor as an annotation item that can be moved and deleted. You can configure the capture delay for all methods;
  • You have the option to upload screenshots to the service imgur.com including anonymous mode;
  • Upload screenshots via custom user defined scripts;
  • There is command line support: create a screenshot and save it to the default folder, file name and format;
  • You can configure: location, file name, and format (year ($N), month ($M), day ($B), time ($T) and counter (multiple # characters for number with zero-leading padding);
  • Support for printing a screenshot or exporting it to PDF/PS;
  • Available tools for editing screenshots: rotate clockwise/anti-clockwise, crop, and leave annotations with arrows/double arrows/lines, pen, marker, rectangles, ellipses, texts and other tools. Annotate screenshots with stickers and add custom stickers;
  • Obfuscate image regions with blur and pixelate;
  • Add effects to image (Drop Shadow, Grayscale or Border);
  • You can add watermarks to screenshots; Support for custom keyboard shortcuts (currently only for Windows and X11);
  • Tabs for screenshots and images;
  • Open existing images via dialog, drag-and-drop or paste from clipboard;
  • Integration with the system tray.

Screenshots Software


The software Ksnip is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ksnip

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install ksnip

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.ksnip.ksnip

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.7.3
Developer:Damir Porobic
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:GPL v2
Software website:github.com/ksnip/ksnip

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