ShareX v12.2.0 Updated

billon on 22 Jun 2018
  • 13MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Jun 2018
  • Suggested by I am Baas

ShareX is a feature-rich screenshot utility that can grab a selected area with a single key and then edit, save to clipboard, drive and/or instantly upload them to 25+ different hosting services (posts to Imgur by default). ShareX can capture screenshots with variety of shapes including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon and freehand. Supports screenshots with transparency and shadow, as well as those that require scrolling. In addition to images, the program can upload other file types, supporting uploads from the clipboard, a watched folder, as well as drag-and-drop.

Additional tools include a powerful screen audio+video recorder (MP4/WEBM or animated GIF format), color picker, ruler, FTP client, monitor test, file hash checker, QR code generator+reader, image effects and much more.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: .NET Framework 4.5+
Stealth: ? No. Log file saved to AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ShareX.exe.

  • Delete unnecessary language files
  • Enable portable video encoding via Task Settings - Screen Recorder - Screen recording options, clicking Download and then entering "ShareX\Tools\ffmpeg.exe" for the FFmpeg path
Similar/alternative apps: PicPick, Greenshot
What's new? See:

35 comments on ShareX  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

wkm 2013-03-21 11:11

Universal Extractor can't unpack the latest version of ShareX (I don't know if earlier could). Error message after trying to extract:

"Signature detected: Inno Setup Setup Data (5.5.0)
This is not directly supported, but i'll try to unpack it as version 5309
; Version detected: 5500
Critical error: The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program.
Unpacking failed. This version is not supported."


I am Baas 2013-03-21 12:08


It works fine. See

Download the latest InnoUnp and put it in the Universal Extractor "bin" folder.


wkm 2013-03-21 21:50

No need. I installed regular version. And uninsalled immediately. ShareX doesn't have feature that I'm looking for.


joby_toss 2013-03-22 06:04

@wkm: and how is this comment of yours supposed to help the developer to make this app better? Please, provide more details about the feature you're looking for! Thanks!


Jaex 2013-03-22 10:26

wkm can i get more information about which features you interested for?


wkm 2013-03-22 15:20

Well, I didn't realize that this is developer's forum. If I wanted to help improve the program, I would search forum on the project site.
Anyway, first thing I'm checking in screenshot program is if it can capture long content inside one window (longer than height of screen/window), i.e. website in browser.


hamasaki 2013-05-13 16:07

FastStone Capture can capture a scrolling window.


Wolfghost 2013-11-04 20:43

What text format should I save this PersonalPath.cfg in?
I ask because ShareX save C:\Users\XXX\Documents\ShareX


I am Baas 2013-11-04 22:03

I created the file in notepad and saved as;

Filename: PersonalPath.cfg
Save as type: All Files (*.*)
Encoding: ANSI

Remember, the .cfg file should have the content: ShareX.


Wolfghost 2013-11-04 22:41

@I am Baas
Stupid me! I saved as emty file hehe. Thx


Ennovy 2013-11-15 11:08

New homepage:


Wolfghost 2013-12-14 19:46

Where is the latest update, the download site refers to ??


ashghost 2013-12-15 13:30

I changed the "download" link to


Emka 2013-12-15 15:19

Sorry for not checking the link, thanks ashghost for changing it.


smaragdus 2014-04-19 01:39

8.7.1 is the latest version of ShareX.


Checker 2014-04-19 13:48

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


Midas 2014-05-17 18:12

ShareX v9.0.0 released.


Checker 2014-05-17 18:47

@ Midas: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2014-09-10 17:22

ShareX 9.3.0 released.


Sope 2014-09-30 14:19

I've just downloaded and set up ShareX following the guidelines given here but would like to add the following in case it may be of use to others.

By default, ShareX automatically creates a personal folder named "ShareX" within the users "My Documents" folder to store tools such as the separately downloaded FFmpeg libraries and application settings json files. If you want to change the location of this folder in order to make the program fully portable, it's necessary to manually create a folder named "ShareX" in the same folder as the ShareX.exe file.


webfork 2014-10-01 00:41

Sope: Cool, thanks. Updating description.


Prompt24 2015-01-20 04:37

Awesome app.


smaragdus 2015-02-12 22:54

ShareX 9.7.0 has been released.


Checker 2015-02-18 17:21

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


smaragdus 2015-03-12 00:40

ShareX version 9.8.0 has been released.
Changes since version 9.7.0:
· Added image uploader
· Ability to choose image/text uploader via add/remove image/text extensions support
· Added Hex color info to screen color picker
· Removed RapidShare file uploader
· Removed MediaCrush image uploader
· Added URL shortener
· Added Automate to Tools menu for script based automation


Checker 2015-03-12 20:23

@ smaragdus: Thanks ... and updated ;)


freewaretester 2015-07-08 05:53

hi there, I am waiting for 3 functions:
1. to record the sound 2. to record a scrolling web/ file esp. MS Word and 3. edit with Paint without having to save the file then use Paint to open.


webfork 2015-07-16 02:13

freewaretester: The video recording function records sound, you might look to Screenshot Captor for scrolling, and the image editor issue you mention can be configured. Please post in forums if you have difficulty.


smaragdus 2015-08-10 10:04

The latest version of ShareX is 10.1.0 but this release doesn't have a separate archived portable version- the developer has chosen to include a portable mode installation in the installer.


webfork 2015-08-15 02:48

smaragdus: updated, thanks.


Jaex 2015-12-02 10:54

@wkm @freewaretester ShareX can do scrolling capture now.

@freewaretester It can already record sound and can open image in any image editor including Paint but without save image to file you can't give image to Paint because it expects file path.


webfork 2016-07-15 18:00

ShareX has been saving me an enormous amount of time lately in generating help documentation. The ability to record a full screen every few seconds, add image borders to captured images, as well as uploading to a variety of different destinations. If you EVER work with Oracle's ridiculous "UPK" program, make sure you have ShareX handy.


smaragdus 2016-09-28 16:30

ShareX version 11.3.0 is labelled "Pre-release" (unstable), this is also implied by the download link provided at the official web-site (for version 11.2.1) and by the structure of the archive (


Jaex 2016-09-29 09:17

@smaragdus fixed portable zip structure now.


smaragdus 2017-03-22 14:26

ShareX is not stealth, it creates "ShareX.exe.log" in AppData (C:\Users\UserNAme\AppData\Local\Microsoft\CLR_v4.0\UsageLogs).


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