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About this web site

This is a public repository of screenshots taken from applications contained in the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its derivates like Ubuntu. It was created to help getting an impression of what a certain software will look like on your desktop before you install it. Everybody can take screenshots and upload them. Our admin team will just review your changes before they become publicly visible.

Who runs this site?

This site is operated by Christoph Haas. Want to leave feedback?

Cookies and privacy

I am very concerned with privacy myself. So this site stores as little information about your stay as possible. That is:

Which software packages are listed?

I import the package repositories from various Linux distributions once a day. However we already filter out packages that we think would not be able to have a meaningful screenshot. Like libraries or documentation or developer packages. So it may happen that you a package is not found on this web sites although it may be available in your favorite Linux distribution. Just let me know if you are missing packages.

The repositories that I am scanning frequently are:

Who is using this site?

Many users interested in Linux distributions and their applications visit this site either to look for specific pieces of software for certain use cases or just to see if there are any new applications they may have missed out on. And then there are several applications and web sites that use the screenshots from this site:

How you can use the screenshots

You can use the screenshots on your own website. Some useful URLs:

If you would like to get a complete list of packages or screenshots in JSON format then contact us and we will give you the URL.

Uploading new screenshots

Whether you are a developer or not - we appreciate if you upload screenshots. See if your favorite package does not yet have a screenshot and upload one.


There are currently 70223 software packages in the database. And 11107 screenshots have been uploaded.

Who is behind this site?

This site has been developed and is maintained by Christoph Haas. It runs on a web application called debshots that was written in Ruby-on-Rails. debshots also uses a PostgreSQL database, the jQuery Javascript library and the Zurb Foundation toolkit.