This article introduces new versions of Flameshot (screenshot and annotation tool), HandBrake (video transcoder), Szyszka (file renamer), Clight (a tool that uses a webcam or ambient light sensor to match the backlight level to the ambient brightness) (Short summary)) and Zellij (terminal multiplexer with additional functions).
Flame bomb 0.10.0
Flame bomb It is a Qt5 screenshot tool with a customizable user interface, annotation support (you can draw lines, arrows, blur or highlight text on the screenshot, etc.), etc. It is suitable for Linux, Microsoft Windows and macOS. On Linux, it supports X11, as well as experimental GNOME Wayland and Plasma Wayland support.
The latest Flameshot 0.10.0 includes new features, such as the ability to move elements (lines/arrows, rectangles, text, etc.), and the ability to edit text after it is placed on the screenshot.
The new version also improves the file extension option for saving to disk, there is a new option to set the upload history size, and some bug fixes (including a redesigned undo/redo stack to prevent various errors).
Please note that the Flameshot 0.10.0 Microsoft Windows binaries are not yet available for download at the time I publish this article. They will be uploaded later.
The article on other screenshot tools from Linux Uprising is worth checking out:
- Screenshot and annotation tool Ksnip 1.9.0 adds user-defined actions, dockable widgets and other improvements
- New shutter PPA for Ubuntu 21.04, 20.10, 20.04 and 18.04 | Linux Mint 20.x and 19.x (now updated to use GTK3 on Ubuntu 21.04 and 20.04)
Handbrake It is a free and open source video transcoder for Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows. This application is very useful if your video needs to be converted to run on various devices, such as mobile phones, tablets, Chromecast or some other TV media players, web browsers, game consoles, etc.
The software can also adjust the video size, adjust the volume, add or delete subtitles and more.
Using the latest HandBrake 1.4.0 version, the application engine supports 10-bit and 12-bit. It is worth noting that not all filters support this, and using an 8-bit filter will cause the pipeline to run in 8-bit.
This version also updated the Dimensions UI tab, which now includes support for filling and controlling resolution limits, as well as limited support for zooming.
More changes in HandBrake 1.4.0:
- Support Apple chip
- New Media Foundation encoders for Windows-based ARM64 devices are supported by Qualcomm chipsets
- AMD VCN encoder constrains the quality adjustment of vbr rate control mode
- MP2 audio channel support
- New universal subtitle decoder (added support for pass-through and aging DVB subtitles and EIA608 closed captions; also replaced the current decoders of PGS, SRT and SSA with the decoder in FFmpeg)
- Various other improvements
Look This page Get a complete list of changes.
On Linux, you can install HandBrake on almost any Linux distribution using the following command Flat hub.
Siska Is a simple and powerful batch file renamer, written in Rust, with GTK3 user interface. It runs on Linux, macOS and Microsoft Windows, but it has not been tested on macOS.
Szyszka 2.0.0 was released yesterday and contains some very important new features. Users can now move rules and results, and edit rules. Now you can also add files recursively.
It is worth noting that the application is still very new, first released in May, so it still lacks some features, such as regular expression support.
You may also like: F2: Fast and safe batch renaming tool from the command line (cross-platform)
Klett It is a tool that uses the computer’s webcam or ambient light sensor to obtain the ambient brightness, and then calculates and sets the screen backlight accordingly.
In addition to adjusting the screen backlight according to the ambient brightness, the program can also adjust the keyboard backlight and manage the screen temperature according to the sunset and sunrise time (supports GAMMA), similar to Redshit. Also supports external displays. It can also dim the screen and manage screen DPMS after a period of inactivity.
This tool is suitable for X11, Wayland and tty, although on Wayland, your synthesizer needs to implement some protocols to make it work.
Clight is a daemon and has no GUI, but you can configure it with third-party GUI tools.
Clight 4.6, released a few days ago, adds support for multi-monitor curves, which is especially suitable for multi-monitor settings where one of the monitors is the internal display of a laptop. This allows the backlight of each display to be adjusted, for example, you can map the 0.7 backlight level of the internal laptop display to the 0.8 backlight level of the external display.
More changes in Clight 4.6:
- Allows to automatically restore the screen backlight when exiting
- Added a conf option to disable prohibited modules
- Allows to automatically restore the screen temperature when exiting
- Manage sd-login session.Active state property, pause clight when the session is not active
To use Clight, you need to build it from source on most Linux distributions. On Arch Linux / Manjaro, you can install clight and third-party Clight GUI from the following locations AUR.
See also: Clight uses your webcam to adjust the screen backlight according to the ambient brightness
Zeli It is a new terminal workspace and multiplexer written in Rust, it comes with a user-friendly UI, new vertical and horizontal divisions are automatically placed according to the available space, and there are no restrictions when resizing the panes.
The new Zellij 0.15.0 version adds an important new feature-the ability to run commands while loading the layout.Zelige website Has not been updated to show how to add commands to the layout, but you can read Annotation On the pull request to implement this change.
It is important to note that plugins must also be specified under the run category, so keep this in mind when using custom layouts.
Now it must be used like this:
This version also adds a new
on_force_close The configuration options that allow users to configure Zellij’s behavior when receiving SIGTERM, SIGINT, SIGQUIT or SIGHUP, users can choose between exit and separation operations.
I would also like to add that since the last time I wrote about Zellij at the end of May, the application has seen some other versions that have added many improvements, including initial mouse support, options for specifying default shells, arbitrary The started option mode allows you to specify color themes in the configuration, improve performance, and more.