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 release 0.8.2 [±]
Preview release Non [±]
Operating system Linux and Unix
Type Screenshot application
License GPL v2
Website www.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In December 2015, KSnapshot has been replaced by Spectacle.[3]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 replaced KSnapshot with the release of KDE Applications 15.12 in December 2015.

In addition to what one could do with KSnapshot, with 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 when you start the application and when the image is captured.

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