Jonathan Thomas created ops OpenShot™ in 2008 to build a free, open-source video editor for Linux.  We designed OpenShot™ to be easy to use, quick to learn and a powerful video editor.  OpenShot™ is available for the following 64-bit operating systems:

Users have downloaded OpenShot™ millions of times, and it continues to grow as a project.  OpenShot™ Video Editor is an award-winning, open-source video editor that can create stunning videos, films, and animations with an easy-to-use interface and a rich feature set.


OpenShot™ Video Editor has many abilities and features, including:

  • 2D animation support

  • 3D animated titles support

  • Advanced Timeline (including Drag & Drop, scrolling, zooming, and snapping)

  • Audio mixing and editing (multiple channel support)

  • Clip resizing, scaling, trimming, snapping, rotation, and cutting

  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks

  • Cross-platform (Supports Linux, macOS, and Windows)

  • Desktop integration (Drag & Drop support)

  • Digital video effects (including brightness, gamma, hue, and gray-scale)

  • Frame accuracy (step through each frame of video)

  • Powerful curve-based Key frame animations

  • Scrolling motion picture credits

  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats

  • SVG friendly, to create and include vector titles and credits

  • Time-mapping and speed changes on clips (slow/fast, forward/backward, etc.)

  • Title templates, title creation, sub-titles

  • Unlimited tracks/layers for video editing

  • Video transitions with real-time previews

  • and many more!


OpenShot™ Video Editor is Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).  It is fully functional without limitations or restrictions on use.  You can redistribute it and change it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

OpenShot Studios, LLC distributes OpenShot™ Video Editor in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.