Ksnip, the best alternative to Shutter also comes to Flathub


More than a year ago we wrote about ksnip. It is a tool for taking screenshots, but it stands out for another reason: the editing of the screenshots, more specifically what is known as "marking", which is adding texts, adding shapes such as arrows, numbers, etc. It is very reminiscent of Shutter, another application to capture and edit them that was no longer available in official repositories due to a dependency problem.

Initially, Ksnip installation had to be manual, but it has been available as snap package and, since yesterday, we can install it from your flatpak package. The new version is Ksnip 1.7.3, not yet available in Snapcraft, and it has come with only two new features, one of them being arrival at Flathub. The other change is that an SVG icon file can now be installed in a high contrast theme directory instead of usr / share / pixmaps /.

Ksnip 1.8.0 just around the corner, but with little change

The next version, already in development, will be v1.8.0 and will include these two new features:

  • Pin screenshots on frameless windows that remain in the foreground.
  • Unit test support.

To install Ksnip from its Flatpak package, just open this link, as long as our operating system has support enabled, and install it from our software center. If you want to install the Snap version, you have to open a terminal and write the following:

sudo snap install ksnip


On the other hand, it is worth remembering that ShutterAfter taking a few walks through various unofficial repositories, it is also available as a new generation package, but in this case only as a Snap package, something that you have explained in more detail in this link. Considering that this type of package includes software and dependencies in itself and that installation is simple, I think it is worth trying both and deciding which one best suits our needs. Ksnip has included new tools, and that could tip the balance.

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