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Developer(s)Jaex and Michael Delpach
Initial release24 August 2007; 13 years ago (2007-08-24)[1]
Stable release13.4.0 (16 December 2020; 3 months ago (2020-12-16)) [±][2]
Written inC#
Operating systemWindows 7 SP1 or later
Platform.NET Framework 4.6.2
Available in13 languages
List of languages
English, Dutch, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
TypeScreenshot software, screencast software, raster graphics editor, file verifier
LicenseGNU GPLv3

ShareX is a free and open-source screenshot and screencast program for Microsoft Windows. It is published under the GNU General Public License. The project's source code is hosted on GitHub.[3] It is also available on the Microsoft Store[4] and Steam.[5]



ShareX can be used to capture full screen or partial screenshots (which can be exported into various image formats), 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 ShareX image editor or modified using image effects and watermarks. While making a screenshot you can also blur/pixelate things as well as draw and highlight things on the screen before taking the screenshot.


After capture, a screenshot can be automatically 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.[6] In 2010, a parallel project called ZUploader was started to rewrite ZScreen's core from scratch.[7] In 2012, all of ZScreen's features had been ported to ZUploader which was subsequently repackaged and released as ShareX.[8] In 2013, the project was moved to GitHub due to Google Code dropping support for hosting downloads.[9]

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  1. ^ a b "ZScreen 1.0 has been released". ShareX. 24 August 2007. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Downloads". ShareX. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  3. ^ "ShareX/ShareX". GitHub. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Buy ShareX - Microsoft Store United Kingdom". Microsoft Store. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  5. ^ "ShareX on Steam". Steam. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  6. ^ "ZScreen on Google Code". Archived from the original on 13 February 2009.
  7. ^ "ZScreen releases". Archived from the original on 17 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Active development has been ceased for ZScreen and ZUploader in favour of ShareX". Archived from the original on 10 December 2013.
  9. ^ "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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