Kaption
Graphics
Score 76%
Description:

A KDE utility similar to Jing or Skitch not yet as powerful as them ;)
Nice, but what is it?
It's an app that sit in the systray, left clicking the icon you can capture a screen region to draw arrows, boxes and text
on it, than you can save the result (the screenshots shown here are made with this app).

This program has the following features:
* Screen capture
* Ability to draw arrows, boxes, ellipses and text on the captured region
* Ability to choose color, size and font of your drawings
* FTP/SFTP Upload with clipboard support for custom code. Custom code? It can be a web site pointing to the ftp directory where the image has been uploaded. When the upload finish Kaption will copy the code into the clipboard so you can share the screenshot quickly with anybody

INSTALL
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WARNING: Do not forget the -D option in cmake, other way some file will not be installed correctly and you will miss notifications and translations.
After unpacking the source code, run:
$ cmake CMakeLists.txt -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=`kde4-config --prefix`
$ make
$ sudo make install

TODO
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These are todos collected in no certain order:
* Be able to add a shadow to the final image when saved/uploaded
* Be able to change (on fly or through configuration) shadow settings
* The actual icon is from Ksnapshot :) Maybe would be better to use a proper icon...
* Icons, icons and icons...
* Be able to share the image using different storage services (Dropbox, Amazon S3...)
* Be able to change the font (color, family and size) of the text element
* New graphic elements


Contribute
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Want to contribute? Bug reports and - even more - patches are always welcome.

Contributors are mentioned in the HISTORY and AUTHORS file including email
address. If you do not want this, please point this out in your email.
Last changelog:

6 years ago

2011-09-14 Version 0.1.1
* Added application shortcut to start a screen capture (default is Meta+Print)
* Added cli option to start Kaption in capture mode (usefull for system shortcut)
* New Open image feature added to Kaption tray icon. Now you can load images into the editor.
* New editor features:
* Added new item to draw number inside circles
* Added context menu with move (item) on top/bottom (right click on a drawn item to see it)
* New save image behavior:
* Last save location will be remembered
* Possibility to set a default save location: it will save the image there without asking
* Added Greek language (thanks to Dimitrios Glentadakis)
* Code improvements

2011-04-15 Version 0.0.9
* New editor features:
* Can change item color
* Can change item size
* Can change text item font
* Item copy and paste through keyboard shortcuts
* Added handles to change the size of the grabbed region
* Added few icons
* Code improvements

2011-03-29: Version 0.0.7
* Added ellipse
* Added a tail handle to the arrow item
* Editor window is now resizable (though there is graphic glitch when scrollbars are visible, white bars may appear at the bottom and right side of the image editor, but dont worry, they will not be present in the final image, will fix soon)
* Added Russian translation (thanks to Alexey Ivanov)
* Added Ukranian translation (thanks to Yuri Chornoivan)
* Added German translation
* Updated Czech translation
* Updated Italan translation

2011-03-16: Version 0.0.6
* Added the possibility to grab window with or without frameborders
* Added the possibility to move graphic items with arrow keys
* Added Czech translation (thanks to Pavel Fric)
* Added Italian translation (made by me)

2011-03-11: Version 0.0.5
* Added FTP/SFTP Upload feature with clipboard support
* Added the possibility to move the selection box with arrow keys
* Improved arrow shape
* Improved graphic items shadow (thanks to Donato Marrazzo for the nice shadow settings)
* First support to localization
* Some code improvement (now Kaption works also in Gnome)

2011-02-28: Version 0.0.2
* Added an info text on the top left corner when grabbing
* Removed a border appearing in the final image (when saved)
* Added an Exec key in the .desktop (thanks to Sam Rog to pointing it out)

2011-02-28: Version 0.0.1
* First public release with very basic capabilities

suther

1 year ago

Would really love to see this Application come back to live.
This is one of the best Applications for screencapture.

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suther

1 year ago

Please add a blur-function to hide areas in the screenshot, that shouldn't be visible by other people!
Would also be nice to save images directly to Dropbox, Google-Drive or other free Image-upload-services.

Anyway, a nice little screencapture tool. I also love Shutter, but I don't want to install all the Gnome- and Perl-Overhead on my Workstation, which shutter depends on. So your "kaption" is what I was searching for. Thanks a lot for your good work.

Looking forward for the next versions of this tool.

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Murz

3 years ago

Will be good to see integration with image hostings, like PasteBin plasmoid works:
wstaw.org
imgur.com
and other, via single button like "Upload". Can you add this?

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Murz

3 years ago

Also will be good to see button "Copy to clipboard" for quickly copying image to clipboard.

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google01103

5 years ago

add an config option to change default save type from png to jpg

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google01103

6 years ago

just noticed I can open files by right clicking tray icon but when I tried opening a png within Dolphin by right click -> open with, it did not work

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google01103

6 years ago

would not mind the ability to highlight a line(s) of text in the image - would it be possible to add opacity?

like the new saving method, would it be possible to customize it - would prefer "kaption-yyyymmdd" to "screen-yyyymmddd"

Maybe borrow the pastebin plasmoid functionality for image servers

would it be possible to allow multiple occurrences of the app once a region has been captured? now must save or discard

really nice app, thanks

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bardack

6 years ago

Highlighting tool and custom pattern for filename are into todo list. Maybe next release.

Support for image hosting services is planned.

Multiple occurences of the editor is not planned, I should think about it.

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virgolus

6 years ago

Thanks for this awesome piece of software

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tcat

6 years ago

I made ebuild for this fantastic tool. You can download here (0.0.9 and HG version available):

https://github.com/gtgt/gt-overlay/tree/master/kde-misc/kaption

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bardack

6 years ago

Thank you, new version out. If you update the stable ebuild, I will put it on the package download list.

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Scrill

5 years ago

Hi, here is Gentoo ebuild for 0.1.1 version: https://github.com/Scrill/scrill-overlay/tree/master/kde-misc/kaption

The app is great, thanks!

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pipesmoker

6 years ago

Hi,

KDE UserBase Wiki (http://userbase.kde.org) is looking for a screen capture tool with the option to add numbers to screenie. You tool is very near to that. We would like to have a list of numbers in coloured circles that can be moved onto the screenie.

A text comment doesn't help us, because it would be difficult to translate the exported image afterwards.

Did you think of adding your tool to the git repos of the KDE Project yet?

Thanks for this handy tool!

Best regards

Matthias

P.S.: The very best would be an upload feature using the Wiki API.

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bardack

6 years ago

Hi,
I will be glad to contribute and to add Kaption to the git repos of KDE.

Since I would like to know some more details about the features you need maybe you can point me to a specific mailing list or IRC channel, thanks.

Within tomorrow I will push Kaption into KDE repos.

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pipesmoker

6 years ago

Join #kde-www on irc.freenode.net, my nick is "pipesmoker".

I am looking forward to our chat :D

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google01103

6 years ago

is it possible to initiate the screen capture process by assigning it to a key (print screen)?

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64BitRulz

6 years ago

Hi. You can change the KDE default by going to System Settings/Shortcuts and Gestures/Custom Shortcuts/Preset Actions and changing the associated application for Printscreen to kaption.

HTH

Dave

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google01103

6 years ago

yes but that just starts Kaption and places it in the system tray - I'd like to be able to actually start the screen capture process

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bardack

6 years ago

It's a planned feature. The next version will contain updated translation and the possibility to start the screen capture with a key shortcut even if the application is not in the systray.

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tcat

6 years ago

Great, I will be really happy. Sometimes I have to grab situations where I must hover something with mouse. Maybe a D-Bus support (command) can be enough, so I can set up shortcut in the related kcm (module of system settings).

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bardack

6 years ago

Now you can: or by application shortcut or by command line:

$>kaption --capture

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dglent

6 years ago

Hi, i'd like to contribute with the Greek translation, you can find it here: http://glenbox.free.fr/files/kaption_el.po

I allready asked to be included in the Mageia distribution a rpm of kaption:
https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1175

so, users of mageia can find this application in the mageia's repositories

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bardack

6 years ago

Hi, thank you.

Anyway for future translation you can join the project on transifex.net. Just send me a request to be the coordinator for the Greek team.

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google01103

6 years ago

would like option to select default save directory or have app use last one saved to

thanks,

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bardack

6 years ago

Added to the todo list for the next release. Thank you for the suggestion.

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6 years ago

2011-09-14 Version 0.1.1
* Added application shortcut to start a screen capture (default is Meta+Print)
* Added cli option to start Kaption in capture mode (usefull for system shortcut)
* New Open image feature added to Kaption tray icon. Now you can load images into the editor.
* New editor features:
* Added new item to draw number inside circles
* Added context menu with move (item) on top/bottom (right click on a drawn item to see it)
* New save image behavior:
* Last save location will be remembered
* Possibility to set a default save location: it will save the image there without asking
* Added Greek language (thanks to Dimitrios Glentadakis)
* Code improvements

2011-04-15 Version 0.0.9
* New editor features:
* Can change item color
* Can change item size
* Can change text item font
* Item copy and paste through keyboard shortcuts
* Added handles to change the size of the grabbed region
* Added few icons
* Code improvements

2011-03-29: Version 0.0.7
* Added ellipse
* Added a tail handle to the arrow item
* Editor window is now resizable (though there is graphic glitch when scrollbars are visible, white bars may appear at the bottom and right side of the image editor, but dont worry, they will not be present in the final image, will fix soon)
* Added Russian translation (thanks to Alexey Ivanov)
* Added Ukranian translation (thanks to Yuri Chornoivan)
* Added German translation
* Updated Czech translation
* Updated Italan translation

2011-03-16: Version 0.0.6
* Added the possibility to grab window with or without frameborders
* Added the possibility to move graphic items with arrow keys
* Added Czech translation (thanks to Pavel Fric)
* Added Italian translation (made by me)

2011-03-11: Version 0.0.5
* Added FTP/SFTP Upload feature with clipboard support
* Added the possibility to move the selection box with arrow keys
* Improved arrow shape
* Improved graphic items shadow (thanks to Donato Marrazzo for the nice shadow settings)
* First support to localization
* Some code improvement (now Kaption works also in Gnome)

2011-02-28: Version 0.0.2
* Added an info text on the top left corner when grabbing
* Removed a border appearing in the final image (when saved)
* Added an Exec key in the .desktop (thanks to Sam Rog to pointing it out)

2011-02-28: Version 0.0.1
* First public release with very basic capabilities

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