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Linux Screenshot app ‘Lookit’ hits Beta, adds Unity features

A new beta release of screenshot application ‘Lookit’ has been made available for testing.

LookIt gets a Unity quicklisti in Ubuntu 11.04

The beta, which pushes Lookit to version 1.0, sees a handful of new features arrive. Amongst them, and of note to Ubuntu 11.04 users, is nifty Unity integration in the form of a launcher quicklist and drag and drop image uploading to free image hosting service Imgur.com or a pre-configured FTP/Sever.

You can edit/set your preference via the ‘Preferences’ dialog accessible from either the Application Indicator or the Unity Quicklist.

Upload images in Ubuntu to Imgur by drag and dropuploading notification

Also making an appearance in the feature set are: –

  • New option to to capture the active window
  • An experimental Gnome Shell extension
  • Notification bubble shows when beginning upload
  • Lookit no longer requires indicator to be running to use

Testing PPA

Lookit 1.0 Beta – and do note the ‘beta’ part, folks – is available to install in Ubuntu 11.04 only using the official Lookit testing PPA.

Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 users longing for an upgrade shouldn’t have too long to wait, with Lookit’s developer, Zac Tibbits, telling us: –

“It’s currently Natty-only as it uses some bits only in Python 2.7 as well as focuses mostly on Unity and Gnome Shell integration, though I’m going to write some fallback code for Lucid and Maverick by beta 2.”

Do report any bugs encountered @ github.com/zachtib/lookit