Temporary: Pensela is an fascinating display screen annotation software accessible cross-platform. Allow us to take a more in-depth take a look at it.
You could have come throughout several screenshot tools accessible for Linux. Nonetheless, a devoted display screen annotation software together with the power to take screenshots? And, with cross-platform help?
Effectively, that sounds even higher!
Pensela: A Helpful Display Annotation Instrument
When you get many instruments to beautify your screenshots and the screenshot instruments like Flameshot, Pensela enables you to concentrate on annotations first.
It focuses on providing a number of annotation choices whereas providing you with the power to take full-size screenshots.
Right here, I shall spotlight a few of its options together with my expertise utilizing it.
Options of Pensela
Observe: Pensela is a reasonably new challenge on GitHub with no current updates to it. Should you like what you see, I encourage you to assist the challenge or fork it so as to add the required enhancements.
On condition that it’s a new challenge with an unsure future, the characteristic set is spectacular as per what it describes.
Right here’s what you may anticipate:
- Cross-platform help (Home windows, and Linux)
- Drawing shapes (circle,sq.,triangle, and extra)
- Indicators for sure or no (or appropriate or incorrect)
- Arrow object
- Double-sided arrow
- Capability to alter the colour of the objects added
- Undo/Redo possibility
- Add customized textual content
- Modify the position of textual content/objects
- Toggle the annotation software or flip off to make use of the lively window
- Textual content highlighter
- Screenshot button to take the full-screen image
- Possibility for clearing all of the drawings
Utilizing Pensela as Display Annotation Instrument
The second you launch the software, your lively window will get unresponsive as a result of it focuses on the annotation functionality of pensela.
You get the choice to toggle it utilizing the visibility button (icon with a watch). Should you disable it, you may work together with the lively home windows and your pc, however you can not add annotations.
Whenever you allow it, the annotations ought to begin working, and the prevailing ones can be seen.
This could come in useful if you’re streaming/screencasting so as to use the annotations reside and toggle them off when wanted.
In the identical part, you choose the drag button with two double-side arrows, which helps you to transfer the annotations you already created earlier than turning off the button.
You possibly can add a chunk of textual content if you happen to click on on “T” after which tweak it round to set a shade so as to add them. The software provides you the liberty to customise the colours of each object accessible.
The undo/redo characteristic works like a appeal with out limits, which is an effective factor.
The power to cover all of the annotations in a single click on whereas resuming it after ending any present work ought to come in useful.
Some downsides of Pensela as of now:
Sadly, it doesn’t allow you to take a screenshot of a particular area in your display screen. It solely takes a full-screen screenshot, and any annotations you’re employed on should be full-screen particular for one of the best outcomes.
In fact, you may manually crop/resize the screenshot later, however that could be a limitation I’ve come throughout.
Additionally, you can not modify the place of the annotation bar. So, it may very well be an inconvenience if you wish to add an annotation on the highest aspect of your display screen.
And, there isn’t a superior customization choice to tweak or change the habits of how the instruments work, how the screenshot is taken, and many others.
Putting in Pensela in Linux
You get an AppImage file and a deb file accessible from its GitHub releases section.
Utilizing an AppImage file ought to come in useful irrelevant of your Linux distribution, however be happy to strive different choices talked about on its GitHub web page.
You also needs to discover it in AUR on an Arch-based Linux distro.
What do you concentrate on Pensela as an annotation software? Have you learnt of any comparable annotation instruments? Be happy to let me know your ideas within the feedback down under.