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Current Version: 16.08.12 – 64-bit Only

Linux (Mint 17+, Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, Fedora 21+, openSUSE 13.2+, Arch/Manjaro)

OS X (64-bit OS X 10.8+)

Windows (64-bit Windows 7+)

Source code archive / GitHub repository

Release Notes

OS X users: since the application is not signed, you need to control-click the app icon and choose Open from the context menu the first time you run it.

Linux users: no install required, simply extract the archive and run it. You can drag the Shotcut folder to copy and move it wherever you want. If double-clicking the icon in your file manager does not launch Shotcut, open, and try double-clicking the shotcut shell script. Do not try to run bin/shotcut directly. You may need to install the following dependencies from their distribution (the exact names may vary): SDL, libexif, and JACK plus whatever LADSPA plugins you want. Here is a page that lists some required packages for specific distributions.

Older versions are available for download.

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