We have been developing ShareX for the last 8 years and it always was and will be open source and free. Most importantly ShareX is always advertisement free. We would never use any advertisement because we too don’t like advertisements just like our users. Donations are our only source of income. If you would like to support our project then please consider buying the donation DLC to help us. Donation DLCs do not add anything to ShareX and are only used as a donation system because Steam doesn’t have one.