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Developer(s) Jaex and Michael Delpach
Initial release 24 August 2007; 10 years ago (2007-08-24)[1]
Stable release 12.0.0 (November 27, 2017; 51 days ago (2017-11-27)[2]) [±]
Written in C#
Operating system Windows XP or later
Platform .NET Framework 4.0
Available in 11 languages
Type Screenshot software, screencast software, raster graphics editor, file verifier
License GNU GPLv3

ShareX is a free and open-source screenshot and screencast utility for Microsoft Windows. It is published under the GNU General Public License. The project's source code is hosted at the GitHub code-sharing and code development platform.[3] It is also available on the Windows Store.[4]



ShareX can be used to capture full screen or partial screenshots, such as rectangle capture and window capture, as well as being able to record video using FFmpeg. Captured screenshots can be annotated and edited using the built-in image editor or modified using image effects and watermarks.


After capture, a screenshot can be autonomously exported as an image file, email attachment, exported to a printer, to the clipboard, or uploaded to a remote host such as many popular image hosting services or via FTP. If the image is uploaded to a remote host, the URL generated by it can be copied to the clipboard.


Work on a project called ZScreen began in 2007, hosted on SourceForge[1] and moved to Google Code in 2008.[5] In 2010, a parallel project called ZUploader was started to rewrite ZScreen's core from scratch.[6] In 2012, all of ZScreen's features had been ported to ZUploader which was subsequently repackaged and released as ShareX.[7] In 2013, the project was moved to GitHub due to Google Code dropping support for hosting downloads.[8]


  1. ^ a b "ZScreen 1.0 has been released". ShareX. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Downloads". ShareX. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "ShareX/ShareX". GitHub. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Buy ShareX - Microsoft Store United Kingdom". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 2017-08-13. 
  5. ^ "ZScreen on Google Code". Archived from the original on 13 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "ZScreen releases". Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Active development has been ceased for ZScreen and ZUploader in favour of ShareX". Archived from the original on 10 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "We have a new web site and we have also moved to GitHub". Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. 

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