Ksnip screenshot tool released version 1.8.0 a few days ago with many great new features and improvements, making it more powerful.
Ksnip is a free open-source Qt based screenshot tool with editing features. It runs in Window, Mac OS, and Linux (both X and Wayland). As Shutter is not in active development, it’s getting more and more issues due to old Gnome dependency libraries. And Ksnip is a great alternative.
Ksnip 1.8.0 added ability to pin screenshots in frameless windows that stay in foreground. The feature was ported from Flameshot. Without saving a screenshot, the app “Options” menu offers “Pin” option to set it in foreground, and it will disappear with a double click on it.
The new release also added new and improved editing tools, including:
- Add pixelate image area tool
- Zoom in and out
- Add window effects: Drop shawdow, Grayscale, Border
- Add numeric pointer with arrow annotation item.
- Add interface for adding custom tab context menu actions.
- Add text pointer annotation item.
- Add text pointer with arrow annotation item.
- Add option to automatically switching to select tool after drawing item.
- Edit Text box with double click.
- Resize elements while keeping aspect ratio.
There are also improved screenshot tabs including:
- Add save and save as options to context menu of a screenshot tab.
- Add open directory, copy path to clipboard in saved tabs’ context menu.
- Add option to delete saved images both from Edit menu or tab context menu.
- Allow rename saved screenshot images both from Edit menu or tab context menu.
Other features include:
- Add unity / integration tests.
- Add brew cask package for Mac uses love homebrew.
- Add image quality option in settings page.
- Add support for cross-platform wayland screenshots using xdg-desktop-portal.
- Add support for loading image from stdin.
- Add screenshot options as application actions to desktop file. So that you can add Ksnip to desktop keyboard shortcuts to launch a screen, window, or area shot.
- Make hiding main window during screenshot optional.
- Open several files at once in tabs.
- Allow modifying selected rectangle before making screenshot.
- Option to keep main window hidden after a taking screenshot.
- Add new options in system tray indicator menu.
- Upload multiple stickers at once.
- Allow removing imgur account.
- Bug-fixes and other improvements.
Download / Install Ksnip:
The software offers official binary packages in the github releases page:
For Ubuntu Linux, you can grab the .appimage package, make it executable in file “Properties” window, and finally right-click and select run it to launch the tool.
You can also download the .deb package. And install it either via Gdebi package installer, or by running command in terminal:
sudo apt install ./Downloads/ksnip-1.8.0.deb