KSnapshot

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KSnapshot
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KSnapshot 0.8.1
Developer(s)Richard J. Moore, Matthias Ettrich and Aaron J. Seigo
Stable release0.8.2 [±]
Preview releaseNon [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Operating systemLinux and Unix
TypeScreenshot application
LicenseGPL v2
Websitewww.kde.org/applications/graphics/ksnapshot

KSnapshot is a screenshot application for the KDE desktop environment developed by Richard J. Moore, Matthias Ettrich and Aaron J. Seigo.[1] The screenshots taken by KSnapshot are also called snapshots, which explains its name. It is written in Qt and C++. KSnapshot allows users to use hotkeys[2] to take a screenshot.

In December 2015, KSnapshot has been replaced by Spectacle.[3]

Features[edit]

KSnapshot has the following features:[1]

  • Save snapshot in multiple formats
  • Take new snapshot
  • Open with... possibility to open snapshot in external editor.
  • Copy to clipboard
  • Several capture modes, including selected region or single window.
  • Snapshot delay

Ksnapshot also had a direct-to-print button but it was removed in version KDE 3.5.

Spectacle[edit]

Spectacle

Spectacle replaced KSnapshot with the release of KDE Applications 15.12 in December 2015.

In addition to what one could do with KSnapshot, Spectacle can take composite screenshots of pop-up menus along with their parent windows. Other feature is the ability to take screenshots without explicitly starting Spectacle by using the keyboard shortcuts ⇧ Shift+PrintScreen and Meta+PrintScreen respectively. Spectacle was optimized to start fast to minimize the time lag between starting the application and capturing the image.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KSnapshot presentation on kde.org". Archived from the original on 2013-10-27. Retrieved 2011-03-22.
  2. ^ You can use ksnapshot with hotkey and auto file naming Archived September 24, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "KDE - KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.12.0". kde.org.

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