Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

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Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

#1 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:35 am

Although it has a small feature-set compared to many other free options, the program sets itself apart with an excellent image addendum program and the ability to function on Windows, Mac, and multiple Linux desktops. Ksnip is very nice to have and doesn't require you to re-learn the interface every time you change platforms.

Review: Really impressed by the editor tool. It treats every addendum as an object that can be moved around, grouped, shifted, etc. even after the image is reduced/cropped. Very customizable.

Status: Not portable, writes to HKU\..\Software\ksnip (Tested version 1.5.0)

Resources: Surprisingly low: 4 megs RAM, 26 megs disk space, generally low CPU usage in testing. Qt-based.

License: GPLv2

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https://sourceforge.net/projects/ksnip/

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EDIT: the program roughly the same on Mac, but was buggy in places, such as when adding blur groups (to obscure private data), selecting individual items, and modifying properties (e.g. line thickness). Either way, it's better than my current screenshot editor, which was the default system app.

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Re: Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

#2 Post by webfork » Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:19 pm

I haven't tested this latest version, but it looks to have seen some active updating since its original post here on the site.

Changelog

Jun 25

Fixed: User not prompted to save when taking new screenshot without tabs. (#357)
Fixed: kImageAnnotator not translated with AppImage. (#358)
Fixed kImageAnnotator: Crashes after undoing a number annotation. (#106)
Fixed kImageAnnotator: Text overlapping when resizing text box. (#53)
Fixed kImageAnnotator: Snap lines to degrees not working when CTRL pressed before clicking annotation area. (#113)
Fixed kImageAnnotator: "Border and Fill" submenu cutting off text under windows.. (#117)
Fixed kImageAnnotator: Undo removes several or all items. (#121)
Fixed kImageAnnotator: Marker Rect and Ellipse draw only border but no fill. (#126)

https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip/releases

Smaragdus asked for a portable version a little over a year ago: https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip/issues/160 ... they seemed available to it, but it unfortunately doesn't sound like a priority.

Mirror: https://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedi ... snip.shtml

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Re: Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

#3 Post by vevy » Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:55 am

I saw the screenshot and was wondering for a second what kind of inappropriate word needed censoring in "cross-p...", before realizing it is a showcase for the blurring filter!
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Re: Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

#4 Post by webfork » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:28 pm

vevy wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:55 am
... what kind of inappropriate word needed censoring in "cross-p...", before realizing it is a showcase for the blurring filter!
Hilariously they've blurred the most unique (in my mind) function of the program.

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Re: Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

#5 Post by webfork » Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:22 am

Now at v.1.8.0. Various updates to the program -- very fast now and I'm still loving the editor function. The zoom feature is really seamless and clean. Maybe my favorite image addendum tool.

Changelog: https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md

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Re: Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

#6 Post by Midas » Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:59 pm

Ksnip v1.8.1 released 2021-02-14 (changelog at https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip/releases).

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Re: Ksnip - open source and cross platform screen capture

#7 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:02 pm

Ksnip still in active development at v1.9.0 https://github.com/ksnip/ksnip/releases … lots of good changes. Overall a nice interface, some innovative elements, and definitely unique.

Status: Not Portable. Still writes to registry.

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