How to install Ksnip in Ubuntu?

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
  • Cross-platform
  • 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 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.

ksnip assets

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

The AppImage is a universal software package format that runs on most Linux systems without installation. Ksnip Appimage package is available on its official release page.

Find the latest version of Ksnip, and from assets download the Ksnip package with .AppImage extension.

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.

launch ksnip

You can see the minimal interface of the Ksnip screenshot tool in the image below.

install ksnip

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.

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