Ksnip is a Qt-based, free, and open-source tool for taking screenshots on a system. It provides many annotation features for your screenshots. It offers both GUI and command-line usage of this program. The screenshots taken by it can be uploaded to Imgur directly.
In this article, I will discuss how to install and use Ksnip in Ubuntu.
Features of Ksnip screenshot tool
The key features of the Ksnip tool are –
- Free and opensource
- Support X11, Wayland, etc
- You can take a screenshot of the current window, whole screen, or a specific area on your screen
- Customizable capture delay for all capture options
- Annotate screenshots with pen, marker, rectangles, ellipses, texts, and other tools
- Obfuscate image regions with blur and pixelate.
- You can add effects such as greyscale, color inversion, etc to the image
- Upload screenshots directly to imgur.com in anonymous or user mode
How to install Ksnip in Ubuntu
There are multiple ways using which you can install Ksnip on your Ubuntu system. Use one of the given methods to install Ksnip on your system.
Installing Ksnip using the .deb package
Go to the official release page of Ksnip scroll and find the latest version and click on Assets here download the Ksnip deb package as highlighted in the image below.
Once the download is completed, use the following command to install it –
sudo apt install ./ksnip*.deb
Installing Ksnip using snap pacakge
This is one of the easiest methods to install a package on Ubuntu. Ksnip is available on Snap store you can install it by using the given command –
sudo snap install ksnip
Installing Ksnip using AppImage
Find the latest version of Ksnip, and from assets download the Ksnip package with
Once the AppImage package is downloaded make it executable using the given command –
sudo chmod +x Downloads/ksnip-1.9.2-x86_64.AppImage
Run the application from your terminal by using –
How to use Ksnip in Ubuntu
Once the installation is completed you can launch this application by searching Ksnip in the Ubuntu activities dashboard as you can see in the image below.
You can see the minimal interface of the Ksnip screenshot tool in the image below.
Now to take a screenshot click on New you can also choose the type of screenshot that you want for example it could be Full Screen, Current Screen, Active Window, etc.
Now captured screenshot will be open with a built-in Ksnip editor as you can see in the image below.
Ok, you have successfully installed Ksnip on your system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.