Neat clone of a top Win­dows screen-shar­ing util­ity . FREE | GITHUB.COM/ARSENARSEN/KSHARE

APC Australia - - Software - Alexan­der Tol­stoy

Some­times we come across a great open source app that we’d love to see on Linux, but it can’t be com­piled prop­erly be­cause it’s been de­vel­oped for Win­dows or macOS. One of the most telling ex­am­ples is ShareX, a gor­geous screen­shot­tak­ing util­ity that’s a Win­dows-only pro­gram. For­tu­nately, the au­thor of KShare has stepped in with this de­cid­edly sim­i­lar cre­ation, which feels a lot like a clone of ShareX.

KShare is much more than just a screen grab­ber. It’s a pro­duc­tiv­ity tool that can up­load im­ages to Imgur or the clip­board, and also record video screen casts. We spent a minute or two com­pil­ing KShare us­ing Qmake and found out that KShare beats many other screen grab­bers, if not all.

Once you launch KShare, select Screen­shot> Fullscreen and in a sec­ond or two you’ll have the Imgur link to your im­age in your clip­board. It’s great for shar­ing your grabs on a forum or else­where on­line. The Screen­shot menu also has op­tions for grab­bing a cus­tom area or an ac­tive win­dow only, and if you go with a cus­tom area then a live mag­ni­fier at­taches to your mouse cur­sor, so that you can cap­ture ar­eas of your screen with pixel perfection.

KShare has a large, hard-to-miss Set­tings but­ton in the cen­tre of its win­dow. Here you can change the des­ti­na­tion, file scheme and lo­cal path for saving im­ages, but the most use­ful is per­haps Hotkeys. KShare en­ables you to as­so­ci­ate its six main fea­tures to your own key bind­ings and work even faster. Apart from tak­ing still shots and record­ing videos from cus­tom screen ar­eas (pow­ered by FFm­peg), KShare can also work as a colour picker and in­stantly save HTML code of a picked colour di­rectly to your clip­board. Try KShare and see how it boosts your pro­duc­tiv­ity!

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