Free Cross-Platform Screenshot Tool: Screenie!

Most of us honestly don't be needing these type of dedicated screenshot capturing tools because we can use the built in photo manager or a painting application that comes with your operating system to do that.

But if you deal with screenshots a lot (just like me :D) and wondering about how to create screenshots that are angled + 3D looking reflections which you usually see with commercial applications "branding", then Screenie is one of the best, free tools that you can use.

One of the best things about Screenie is that it's a cross-platform tool that's written using the Qt toolkit and not only in Ubuntu (or GNU/Linux) but you can even use it under MS Windows and Mac OSX too.

Main features...

*. Supports Left, Middle and Right angled pictures.

*. Change offset, angle and distance of each picture.

*. Change Reflection opacity/angle.

*. Manually define R/G/B colors.

I obviously don't have a taste but this is what you can do with it... :)
That's about it for features!. You can install Screenie in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (might also work in 11.10, 10.10 and 10.04, not sure since I didn't test them) by using the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install screenie-qt
For the MS Windows users please visit the Screnie official home page. And big thanks to the developer Ariya (who's a very active Qt/KDE developer) for this excellent tool.

And I don't think anyone would need a tutorial on how to use it... but two things. Once opened, you have to drag the pictures to the Screenie window to load them + once you're done, just right click on it and you'll see the "saving" window.

But remember, Screenie is actually a basic screenshot composer rather than an advanced utility like Shutter, thus you cannot crop/resize your screenshots. So make sure to do those things before you drag-em-in to Screenie :). 

So, if you've been looking for a simple, free and yet effective screenshot tool that can be used on different OS environments, then Screenie is certainly an excellent little application.

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