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What a Cool App: screenie

January 14th, 2010 by

Sometimes you stumble over an application that is really cool and makes your day. Of course when you tell your colleagues everyone knows it – except you, well…

Today I had this nice experience with a little tool called screenie. It helps to arrange screenshots or images in general nicely such as this example where I made boring Hermes screenshots look nice: Hermes Screenshot Composition

It does it with a perfect simple interface on which you drop three images out of a file manager. A handful of options allow you to adjust the image to your needs and there you are – your little screenshot composition simply looks amazing, after a few moments of work. Great software.

Btw, iit’s only around 500 lines of code and a couple of resource files. Amazing, must be based on a quite powerful toolkit utilized by a real smart guy…

If you also want to look nice, no idea how, but for screenshots and stuff quickly install screenie from the KDE::Community repository.

Ah yes, I know, you know it already, of course 😉

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9 Responses to “What a Cool App: screenie”

  1. Actually I think the result of that software is pretty bad, How can I see the reflexions of the images in the back if I have something in between?
    As usual the devil is in the details.

  2. Klaas Freitag

    your are right, there are wrong reflections. But does it really make it ‘pretty bad’?

    • Like any visual glitch, it could be difficult to notice, but once you do, it nags you and nags you. I never knew screenie did it wrong, but now my skin will probably craw every time I see them.

  3. Alex Richardson

    Sadly it doesn’t seem to be in KDE:/KDE4:/Community/openSUSE_11.2_KDE_43/
    I admit I’m too lazy to compile it myself and would be very happy if it would appear there sometime soon.

  4. Markus

    Is anybody supposed to actually recognize anything on such screenshots?
    I hate them. They look kinda fancy, but serve no purpose besides that. I prefer plain, 2D screenshots on which I can really see the software.

  5. mie

    same as markus.

    looks good, maybe acceptable for 2 holiday photos with drunken people, but I can only recognize the main structure, not even read the headlines 🙁

  6. mattie

    imo, it is useful when presenting your soft as a “product”, not for showing it off. so i would agree it is a nice app, but not always useful 🙂

  7. I am working on Screenie2 which is way cooler and also fixes the above mentioned shadow issue. And like any other tools, Screenie allows you to shoot your own foot, i.e. you can create a very ugly shot with it. I recommend to use it only with the right image size and proper color balance, see e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ariyahidayat/2545790007/sizes/m/.

  8. Derived from this program, Showcase (http://albumshaper.sourceforge.net/screenshots_Showcase_1.0.shtml) is available at Packman.