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KDE Graphic Editor

Score 81%

Issue Tacker:  Link
Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  727
Submitted:  Feb 28 2011
Updated:  Sep 14 2011


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

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

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

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.


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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 change default from png to jpg

 by google01103 on: Jan 27 2012
Score 50%

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

Suse 12.1 x64, KDE 4.8, Opera (Opera-Next version)
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 [Feature request] Add support for uploading to ima

 by Murz on: Jan 30 2014
Score 50%

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

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 Re: [Feature request] Add support for uploading to

 by Murz on: Jan 30 2014
Score 50%

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

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 Please add a BLUR function

 by suther on: Jan 4 2016
Score 50%

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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 Would love to see this come back to live

 by suther on: Apr 5 2016
Score 50%

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

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