Cross-platform screenshot tool Ksnip sees a new major version

Snip, A feature-rich cross-platform screenshot tool, has been updated to version 1.8.0, you can use the new image annotation/operation tool, you can also fix the screenshot in a frameless window, and so on.

Ksnip is a free and open source Qt5 screenshot tool that can run on Linux (X11, Plasma Wayland, GNOME Wayland and this version of xdg-desktop-portal Wayland), Windows and macOS.

This tool allows to take screenshots of rectangular areas, full screens, current screens and active windows, and supports annotations. It comes with tools such as lines, rectangles, ellipses, arrows, pens, markers (rectangles, ellipses, pens), text, text with arrows, auto numbering and stickers, and the ability to zoom or crop screenshots. Was taken. Optionally, the screenshot can then be uploaded to Imgur or other image uploading websites with the help of Ksnip built-in script uploader support.

The latest Ksnip 1.8.0 adds a new image effect button, and 3 effects: shadow, grayscale and border:

Ksnip effect shadow

You can preview this effect in real time. Just select one of these effects and it will be applied to your screenshot. Select “No effect” to undo this action.

There is also a new Pixelate area tool that allows you to confuse part of the screenshot (for example, sensitive or personal information).The new pixelate option shares a button with the existing Blur tool. It supports setting the blur coefficient and can be used X key.

Another new feature is to fix the screenshot as a frameless window left in the foreground. For example, the Flameshot screenshot tool can do:

Ksnip PIN screenshot windowTo use this feature, take a screenshot and select Options -> Pin (Or Shift + P).Use the following method to move a fixed window Alt / Super + Drag with the left mouse button (it depends on the window manager you use).Right-click on the frameless window and select close it Close.

Now you can also modify the selected rectangle before taking the screenshot:

Ksnip adjustment rectangleTo do this, press and hold Ctrl Press the key while drawing the rectangle, Ksnip now allows you to adjust the size of the area to be captured.After adjusting the rectangle, press Enter Screenshot.

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More changes in Ksnip 1.8.0:

  • Allow setting of image quality when saving images
  • Use xdg-desktop-portal to add support for cross-platform Wayland screenshots
  • More notes: digital pointer with arrow, pointer with text and text pointer with arrow
  • Show all screenshot options in the system tray and desktop files (so you can now right-click the file or taskbar icon and choose to take a screenshot of a rectangular area, redo the screenshot, full screen, current screen or current active window )
  • Add support for loading images from stdin
  • Allow deletion and renaming of existing images
  • Open multiple files at once in tabs
  • Double-click the “Edit Text” box in the annotator
  • Adjust the size of elements while maintaining the aspect ratio in the annotator
  • Follow the pattern of the monochrome system tray icon (this does not work for me on Gnome)
  • Add zoom in and zoom out in the annotator
  • more

Download Ksnip

Ksnip is available for Linux, Windows and macOS. On Linux, use the download button above and you will find DEB (for Debian, Ubuntu, Pop!_OS, Linux Mint, Zorin OS, etc.) and RPM (for Fedora, openSUSE, etc.) local binaries, as well as suitable for any Linux distribution Version of the universal AppImage.

Ksnip can also be Snapshot storage carry on Flathub.