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Lookout! Indicator-screenshotting tool Lookit 0.3 hits Beta

The latest version of TinyGrab inspired screenshot tool ‘Lookit’ has hit beta status and is on the look out for the brave and the bold amongst you to do some testing…

New features
There are plenty of new features to play with including “support for non-compositing window managers & actually drawing the selection rectangle (though this feature doesn’t always place nice with compiz, I’m looking into it)” Lookit developer Zach told us earlier today.

The project, which is now hosted on github, provides users – and ardent bloggers like myself – with a complete solution for both taking/selecting and uploading screenshots in one fell swoop. The work flow it affords is particularly neat for screenshots are automatically uploaded to your preferred service once taken and any resulting URLs are copied to the system clipboard ready for use.

As before, Lookit 0.3 can upload images via Imgur, FTP, SSH or simply ‘save’ them to folder of your choice.

PPA Installation
The beta release of ‘LookIt’ can be downloaded in .deb from from the project page or installed from the testing PPA below in a few hours time.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lookit/testing 
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lookit
The latest stable version can be installed using the Lookit stable PPA: -
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lookit/ppa
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lookit