Aurélien Gâteau


written on Sunday, June 21, 2009

Have you ever felt frustrated trying to describe a problem you see on your screen over IRC? Or ever needed to quickly highlight a part of a screenshot to attach to a bug report? I have... These last weeks I have been hacking on and off on a little tool to help with this. It's called Annot8 and make it easy to load an image, take a screenshot (not yet), add a few text annotations and share it.

[caption id="attachment_224" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Annotating Dolphin main window"]Annotating Dolphin main window[/caption]

Here is a screenshot... still very basic so far, but as you can see it can add text bubbles and lines. Of particular interest is the "Drag Me" rounded rectangle in the toolbar: drag this rectangle to the wonderful Pastebin applet to upload your annotated image! Ideally I would like to just have to press a key to invoke Annot8 with a screenshot of the current window, add a few annotations and drag the image to the Pastebin applet. I can't think of anything simpler.

I just uploaded the source to github. If you want to give it a try, you can grab it with:

git clone git://

Oh and by the way: I am going to Gran Canaria Desktop Summit But note that I fly back in the early morning of the 9th, so if you want to talk with me about Gwenview, notifications, or anything else, be sure to catch me before I leave.

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