Snip, A free open-source Qt5 screenshot tool recently released a new major version that adds important enhancements, such as experimental Wayland support for KDE and GNOME, options for scaling images, and new annotation tools such as Blurred, double arrows, marked rectangles and ovals. What’s more, in this release, the application is no longer limited to Linux, adding macOS and Windows support.
After taking a screenshot of the active window, rectangular area, current screen or all screens, Ksnip provides tools that allow users to annotate screenshots. You can draw with a pen, add arrows, rectangles, text, numbers, and more, as well as configurable colors and sizes. You can also choose to upload screenshots to Imgur.
Ksnip 1.5.0 main enhancements:
- Experimental Wayland support for KDE and GNOME
- Zoom / resize screenshots and item sizes (
Edit > ScaleZoom screenshot)
- Added fuzzy annotation tool
- Added double arrow annotation tool
- Added “Mark Rectangle and Ellipse” annotation tool
- A delay option is now available on the toolbar for easy access
- Added option to open images from file via GUI or command line so you can annotate external images with Ksnip
- Screenshots can now be saved without Ksnip prompting for save location
- Added Qt style switcher in configuration
- Added dark themed icons
- Added a magnifying glass for screenshot area
- Now available for macOS and Windows
On Wayland, Ksnip supports the following screenshot types:
- KDE: full screen, current screen, window under cursor
- GNOME: rectangular area, full screen, current screen, active window, no mouse cursor
The new version also adds translation support and currently supports Spanish, German, Dutch, Norwegian and Polish translations.
Ksnip 1.5.0 also adds some other small improvements and bug fixes. View Full Release Notes.
In this version, I think Ksnip can successfully replace Shutter. Although it may not seem important to some people, new features added in this release (such as blur annotation tools, screenshot scaling, screenshot delay timer added to the toolbar, etc.) and existing features ( For example 4 screenshot modes or uploading screenshots to Imgur make Ksnip one of the best screenshot tools.
Shutter, probably the most popular Linux screenshot tool, has been removed from Debian Unstable and Ubuntu 18.10 and later, which was removed / removed from Debian / Ubuntu due to the use of certain dependencies. By using the PPA I set up earlier, it can still be used on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. It not only provides Shutter for easy installation, but also adds its commenting / editing capabilities.
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Download Ksnip Screenshot Tool
Ksnip binaries include DEB packages for Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint, RPM packages for Fedora or openSUSE, and more, and AppImage that runs on any Linux distribution. Windows and macOS binaries are also available for download. Make sure to scroll down to the latest Ksnip version and download instead of scrolling to a continuous version that contains the latest Ksnip Git code (which may be unstable).