OpenShot™ is available for the following 64-bit operating systems: Microsoft Windows®, Linux® (most distributions), and Apple® macOS®.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


win Windows®

Download the Windows installer executable from the official OpenShot download page.

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Choose to save the file to your system so you can launch the installer after the download completes.


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Once downloaded, launch the EXE file, and follow the directions on the screen. Choose the language that you want to use if it is not already highlighted in the pull-down menu.


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Read the License Agreement and select the radio button in front of “I accept the agreement” if you agree to the terms.


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Choose where to install OpenShot or use the default path provided.


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Select any additional shortcuts that you want setup to create when it installs the application.


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Review the options for installing OpenShot.  Click the back button to make changes or click Install to install OpenShot on your system.


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When Setup completes, you can choose to launch the program by leaving the check in the box next to “Launch OpenShot Video Editor” and click “Finish."


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Setup creates an icon in your Start Menu from where you can launch the program.


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lin Linux®

Download the Linux AppImage from the official OpenShot download page.


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Choose to save the file to your computer.


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Once downloaded, move the file to the folder where it will live.


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Right-click the AppImage file, click Properties, then mark the file as Executable.


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Double-click the AppImage file to launch the application.


mac macOS®

Download the disk image (DMG) file from the official OpenShot download page.


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Choose to save the file to your system so you can launch the installer after the download completes.


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Double-click the DMG file to open the image.  This allows you to drag the application to your Applications folder.


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Locate the icon in your Applications folder and double-click it to launch OpenShot.


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If you receive an error message that states:


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You can correct this issue. Apple macOS needs permission to run the file that you downloaded from the Internet. There are a couple of methods that may work. Please try the procedures below.

Go to System Preferences >> Security & Privacy >> General >> Click the lock in the bottom left corner >> Enter your password >> Click Unlock >> Click Open Anyway.  Also, ensure that you select the “App Store and identified developers” radio button on the same tab.


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Relaunch OpenShot.  If you see the error message below, click Open.


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