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4 Nov 2016: Release candidate 2 for 1.2.9

Today we present you the second release candidate for Greenshot 1.2.9 which should fix a lot of issues with 1.2.8 and add some new features. One of the most significant changes is that from this version onwards we sign Greenshot with a code signing certificate. This should helps personal users and companies to feel more secure knowing the installed software is really from us. We will write a separate blog on what we things we do to keep Greenshot secure...

18 Oct 2016: Release candidate 1 for 1.2.9

Today we present you the first release candidate for Greenshot 1.2.9 which should fix a lot of issues with 1.2.8 and add some new features. One of the most significant changes is that from this version onwards we sign Greenshot with a code signing certificate. This should helps personal users and companies to feel more secure knowing the installed software is really from us. We will write a separate blog on what we things we do to keep Greenshot secure...

18 Nov 2015: Latest bugfix release resolves problems with Imgur upload and performance

We have recently published another bugfix release, fixing two annoying problems many of you might have encountered during the last days. Broken anonymous upload to Imgur: a lot of users reported that they can no longer upload to Imgur anonymously. Unfortunately, Imgur simply deprecated and shut down the old version of their API, without announcing or even documenting this step. We could have reacted in time if we had known about the change before it was made; with the change...

19 Apr 2015: New Bugfix Release with an Important Change for Picasa Users

So here is another bugfix release, important especially for those using Greenshot’s Picasa plugin to send screenshots directly to Picasa. Google is deprecating the OAuth 1.x authentication API on the 20th of April, which means that the Picasa plugin released with Greenshot 1.2.5 will no longer work – we have changed the plugin to work with the new API as of Greenshot 1.2.6. There is also a bug fix for the Box plugin, there were problems authenticating to box.com, this...

7 Apr 2015: New bugfix release: Greenshot 1.2.5

We have just uploaded a new bugfix release, available on our downloads page. It fixes some bugs that have been reported since the last release, as well as translation updates provided by industrious users all around the world. Most notable, the previous version had introduced issues with alignment and scaling of text components in the editor - both are fixed now. We have also resolved problems where torn edge and drop shadow settings were not remembered correctly. And of course,...

31 Mar 2015: Greenshot Says Goodbye to Facebook

When we started Greenshot’s Facebook page back in 2009, it was a brilliant thing for us to have… obviously, a lot of our users were using Facebook as well, and it was a good way to send out project-specific updates to a peer that showed interest in Greenshot (i.e. liked the page). After all, RSS and Atom feeds are not for fancy enough for everyone – so it was a good idea to offer an alternative. Throughout the years, Facebook...

22 Dec 2014: A little present from us: Greenshot 1.2

Finally! For those of you who celebrate Christmas, here is a little Christmas present from us. For the rest, here is a little present for you, for no particular reason :) If have a look at our blog regularly or follow us on Twitter or another social media channel, you probably have noticed that we have been eagerly working on release candidates for Greenshot 1.2. The new version comes just in time before 2015 is about to start; after three...

5 Dec 2014: Third (and hopefully last) release candidate for Greenshot 1.2

Okay - finishing line in sight :) we have uploaded the third release candidate for Greenshot 1.2. We have been working on ironing out a few more bugs of the latest version, as well as a few improvements and some user interface fine tuning. Again, thanks to anyone who supported us with their valuable feedback. You are doing a great job, we really appreciate that. Most notable improvements are: torn edge and drop shadow settings are now stored and remembered...

11 Nov 2014: Second release candidate for Greenshot 1.2

It's time for another release candidate for Greenshot 1.2. If you have tried the first release candidate, you probably already saw some of the brand new features like the speech bubble tool in the editor. Thanks to the awesome users who came up with useful bug reports and suggestions we now have ironed out some things that were not working perfectly yet. But that's not all: a few small features have made it into the new release candidate also. There's...

18 Sep 2014: Release candidate for Greenshot 1.2 available

We have just uploaded the first release candidate for Greenshot 1.2. It fixes some bugs of the prior version, but, far more important, adds some features that have been requested very often... most notably, the Greenshot 1.2 editor will finally draw speech bubbles / callouts, auto-incrementing labels and offer the possibility to resize the screenshot. As usual, the disclaimer: "release candidate" means that this version has not gone through extensive testing yet. It might be buggy, so if you do...

22 Jun 2014: Greenshot Switches to JIRA for Bug Reports and Feature Requests

The difference between good and great software often originates from the developers closely listening to the users. As your ideas and comments are valuable input for us, we think that you need be able to easily report bugs and request features, as well as to quickly find information on problems/suggestions that have already been reported by other users. For a long time, we have used the Sourceforge ticketing system for this, and although it worked for us many years we...

13 May 2014: Greenshot 1.1.9 Bugfix Release

A new version of Greenshot is available for download, containing bug fixes and small improvements. Most notably, we have fixed capture problems that came with a recent update for Windows 8.1, affecting users with multiple displays and different scaling repaired upload to Box, which was broken in the previous version updated Flickr plugin to be prepared for a breaking change in the Flickr API effective as of June, 27th Please see the change log below for more details about what's...

1 Apr 2014: Happy Birthday to Greenshot + New Bugfix Release 1.1.8

Hey, did you know that Greenshot just had it's seventh anniversary? To celebrate it, we have just uploaded a new release of Greenshot, version 1.1.8. Join the party :) It mainly consists of bugfixes and small improvements, most notably improved clipboard support, configurable file naming for the Imgur plugin, as well as better readability when editing white or very bright text in the image editor. As always, you can download the latest stable version from our download page. For more...

13 Dec 2013: New Bugfix Release with Important Change for Box.com Users

So here is another release in 2013 - probably the last one ;-) Important especially for those using Greenshot's Box plugin to send screenshots directly to Box.co. Box.com is applying a breaking change to the authentication API on December 13th, which means that the Box plugin released with Greenshot 1.1.6 will no longer work - we have changed the plugin to work with the new API as of Greenshot 1.1.7. There are also some bug fixes, especially we got rid...

19 Nov 2013: Promised: No Bundled Installers, No Toolbars, No Unfair Advertisements

As Greenshot is a free and open source project, we depend on donations and advertising to keep the project running. You probably know that already, since we published a blog post about our thoughts of advertising not so long ago. Recently, some users told us that bundled stuff like browser toolbars etc. had been installed on their computer by what they assumed was the Greenshot installer, which would have surprised us a lot, since there are no bundled installers or...

7 Nov 2013: How to Upload Screenshots to a Web Server via FTP, SCP or SFTP

Ever needed to upload screenshots directly to a server using the FTP, SCP or SFTP protocol? Actually it is quite easy to harness WinSCP's great scripting capabilities with Greenshot's flexible external command plugin. This blog post provides a simple WinSCP upload script and explains how to make Greenshot call the script to upload your screenshot. Sidenote: we know, a specialized plugin for this would be a nice thing to have. A WinSCP plugin is definitely near the top of our...

29 Oct 2013: Greenshot 1.1.6 is ready for download

Not so long ago we have announced that Greenshot 1.1.6 is near, today it is here :) It includes a few new features/improvements but is mainly a bugfix release, fixing some issues that have been reported for the previous version, especially for those who were having problems with Greenshot "forgetting" their settings now and then and for two problems that occurring when exporting screenshots to Microsoft Office. The new version is eagerly waiting for you to download it, so don't...

16 Oct 2013: Current Development Status and Plans for the Future

So what have we been up to? You might have heard little of us, but this doesn’t mean we were sleeping! Of course we were working on Greenshot 1.1.6, we fixed some mean bugs and even managed to squeeze in a few small features! We will release the new version within the next few days, so stay tuned :) But mainly we were busy with working on and planning for Greenshot 2.0! We need to make some decisions on how...

16 Oct 2013: Current Development Status and Plans for the Future

So what have we been up to? You might have heard little of us, but this doesn't mean we were sleeping! Of course we were working on Greenshot 1.1.6, we fixed some mean bugs and even managed to squeeze in a few small features! We will release the new version within the next few days, so stay tuned :) But mainly we were busy with working on and planning for Greenshot 2.0! We need to make some decisions on how...

30 May 2013: Why a free web needs advertising

First of all: we would like to thank everybody who already donated to Greenshot: thank you so much! Of course, we also appreciate people visiting our website without blocking ads. Maybe you wonder what we do with your donations and the advertising revenue? Or rather you are asking yourself “What the heck does a piece of code need money for?”. Well, free services and products like Greenshot need financial means to keep going, and unfortunately we aren't backed by a...

30 May 2013: Why a free web needs advertising

First of all: we would like to thank everybody who already donated to Greenshot: thank you so much! Of course, we also appreciate people visiting our website without blocking ads. Maybe you wonder what we do with your donations and the advertising revenue? Or rather you are asking yourself “What the heck does a piece of code need money for?”. Well, free services and products like Greenshot need financial means to keep going, and unfortunately we aren’t backed by a...

20 May 2013: New release with bugfixes and language updates for Greenshot 1.1

Two weeks ago we have published Greenshot 1.1. Just today we have uploaded an updated version (1.1.5), which fixes bugs that have been reported since then - most notably an error message occurring in Windows Vista when trying to apply a drop shadow or torn edge effect to a screenshot, and color prints being printed in grayscale under certain conditions. We have also received some updates for the translations, which are included in this release: Estonian has been added as...

20 May 2013: New release with bugfixes and language updates for Greenshot 1.1

Two weeks ago we have published Greenshot 1.1. Just today we have uploaded an updated version (1.1.5), which fixes bugs that have been reported since then - most notably an error message occurring in Windows Vista when trying to apply a drop shadow or torn edge effect to a screenshot, and color prints being printed in grayscale under certain conditions. We have also received some updates for the translations, which are included in this release: Estonian has been added as...

7 May 2013: Greenshot 1.1 is available: Introducing the Capture Zoom

You may have noticed that we have been busy with release candidates in the last few weeks. Now, after three release candidates, the few issues that existend seem to be sorted out, so that Greenshot 1.1 is available for download now. Greenshot 1.1 includes one of the recently most requested features: the new capture zoom is very helpful while selecting a region to capture: it displays a magnified view of the area around the cursor, making it easy to select...

30 Apr 2013: Getting Closer: Third Release Candidate for Greenshot 1.1 + Indonesian Translation

Today we have uploaded the third release candidate for version 1.1. We are very optimistic that this is the last release candidate and that we will release the final version of Greenshot 1.1 very soon. The current release candidate fixes a bug when using the "Highlight Area" feature of the image editor. Furthermore, we are happy to announce a new language in the family of Greenshot translations: Indonesian is included from now on, you can download it for existing installations...

21 Apr 2013: Release candidate #2 for Greenshot 1.1 is ready for download

Just a short notice that we have published the second release candidate for version 1.1 of Greenshot today. It does not only fix bugs reported with the previous release candidate, but also has two additional features: It is now possible to disable the new zoom window feature for region capture in the settings dialog. There is a new image format (.greenshot) for saving an edited screenshot, allowing to re-open the file later with annotations etc still being editable. The complete...

2 Apr 2013: First release candidate for Greenshot 1.1

It has been a few months since we have released Greenshot 1.0, finally leaving beta status. This was a huge step for us and we are happy to see that the number of downloads is still rising. Greenshot 1.0 has pushed downloads past the 2 million downloads mark last year and it is still downloaded far more than 100.000 times each month. Time to take it to the next level: today we have published the first release candidate for version...

17 Feb 2013: How to send an image to Skype using command line arguments

You may have read our recent blog article about how to connect Greenshot to other desktop applications using the external command plugin. For most popular software, available command line parameters are well documented, so one can easily find out whether and how it is possible to send an image to it via command line arguments. In the case of Skype, it takes a bit of investigation to find that out - the list of command line arguments published by Skype...

7 Feb 2013: Constructive feedback is always welcome

Dear Greenshot users, When you encounter problems with Greenshot or need any assistance, we are happy to help out as much as we can. However, to ensure that we can actually be helpful, we kindly ask you to provide the following details with your bug report / support request: Operating system and its version on which you are facing the issue. The version of Greenshot and where you downloaded it, espcially if it wasn't from getgreenshot.org or sourceforge.net. A detailed...

28 Jan 2013: How to use the External Command Plugin to send screenshots to other applications

Ever wondered what is the quickest way to have Greenshot output images to other applications on your PC, e.g. your favorite image manipulation software, upload application or instant messenger? The Greenshot installer comes with a handy plugin called "External Command Plugin", allowing Greenshot to output files to a large number of other programs on your computer. E.g. if you prefer Adobe Photoshop or Inkscape for editing your screenshots, it is an easy task to configure custom destinations which you then...

30 Oct 2012: Greenshot 1.0 is finally available for download now!

We are very proud to annouce that Greenshot 1.0 is finally available for download now. It has been two years since the last official release and we have not been lazy in the meantime. There have been a lot of bugfixes and performance improvements, but there are also loads of handy new screenshot features coming with Greenshot 1.0, to name just a few of them: There's a nice new feature called "destination picker", which let's you choose a target for...

27 Oct 2012: 5th Release Candidate for Greenshot 1.0 is ready for Download

We have just uploaded the fifth release candidate for Greenshot 1.0 - the new version contains a few bugfixes, for details have a look at the changelog at the end of this entry. As always, please give us feedback if you have any problems. We are confident that (unless a serious bug is found in this release candidate) we will be ready for the final release of Greenshot 1.0 within the next few days. We are looking forward to this...

20 Oct 2012: Release Candidate #4 is available

Well, that one was short-lived ;-) The third release candidate (released only yesterday) introduced two annoying bugs regarding several upload plugins (OAuth authentication process was broken) and the external command plugin (not working). Those are fixed now, and the fourth release candidate is now available on our version history. Here are the release notes: 1.0.4 build 2176 Release Candidate 4</p> Bugs resolved: * Fixed error during OAuth process due to authorization dialog not opening, see bug #3578480 * Fixed error...

19 Oct 2012: Updated: Getting closer... third release candidate for Greenshot 1.0 published today

Update: RC3 has introduced two annoying bugs with several plugins, RC4 fixes those and is available now. Read the RC4 release post for details. There is a German saying "Gut Ding will Weile haben", meaning roughly "good things need time". For Greenshot 1.0 RC3 we took a bit more time than planned, we want to make Greenshot 1.0 as good as possible and this time was needed. As we made a lot of changes the risk for new bugs is...

9 Sep 2012: Second release candidate for version 1.0 - translations needed

We have released the second release candidate for Greenshot 1.0 today, fixing issues that users found while using the first release candidate. Thanks to those who helped us by providing valuable feedback. All changes since the previous version are listed at the end of this post. Feel free to download and install Greenshot 1.0.2.2011 and (as always) please let us know if you encounter any bugs or problems with it. (Note: as long as Greenshot 1.0 is in the release...

10 Aug 2012: First release candidate for Greenshot 1.0 is out

Some time ago we have announced our work on the next major version of Greenshot: 1.0. Today, we are taking the next step: we have just uploaded the first release candidate for the new version (1.0.1.1980). All features for 1.0 are implemented, and a friendly bunch of people have already provided helpful feedback on the latest unstable releases, so we think that the current version is quite stable and ready to be pushed out as release candidate. But of course,...

10 Aug 2012: Introducing the brand new Greenshot Language Editor - translators wanted

About two years ago we have added internationalization to Greenshot by simply adding translated XML files to the installation directory. Today, Greenshot is available in nearly 30 different languages, most of which have been provided by motivated users from all over the world. Thanks to all of you, we really appreciate your support :) "Nearly 30" is a fairly impressive number, even more if you consider that creating and updating translations has been a bit uncomfortable until now: one had...

6 Jun 2012: Greenshot Is Nominated For Sourceforges Project Of The Month

Sourceforge.net has nominated Greenshot as among eight projects for the Project of the Month. We are proud to enter the voting together with popular software like Liferay Portal, KeePass Password Safe and SugarCRM. The voting is open for everyone, the only thing you need is a Twitter account, since the poll is created with Twtpoll. We'd be happy if you took part in the election and voted for your favorite candidate. [Update: Voting finished, see below.] The complete list of...

17 Apr 2012: Working towards Greenshot 1.0

If you have been following the published unstable versions and release candidates of Greenshot you might be wondering "What has happened to Version 0.8.1? There have been several release candidates some time ago... when will it finally be released?" Well, there's bad news and good news. The bad news is that there won't be a 0.8.1 release at all. The good news... no... the really awesome news is: we will release Greenshot 1.0 soon! Yay! Yes, that's right: after five...

26 Mar 2012: Updated: How to upload a screenshot to Facebook

Updated 2013/07/29: Facebook has changed where to find the settings described below. Updated the link to display the current information from Facebook's Help Center. If you want to share screenshots via Facebook, there is an easy way to do so with Greenshot: simply use the so-called post-by-email address Facebook has set up for you. In case you do not know your post-by-email address, you can find it out very easy, Facebook's Help Center entry tells you how to do it....

13 Mar 2012: New Greenshot translations: Vietnamese, Korean, Arabic, Persian, Ukrainian and Portuguese

Greenshot keeps getting around: in the past few months we have received some more translations submitted from industrious users all over the world, helping to make Greenshot available to a wide audience in their preferred language. Among the newest translations are Vietnamese and Korean (thanks to Nguyen Vu Hung and Scott UC), there are Arabic and Persian language files available now, too (kudos to Ramzy Samman, Jamal Mashal and Dadkan Mirzaee) for these. We are also glad to see the...

20 Oct 2011: Third release candidate for Greenshot 0.8.1 is ready for download

Greenshot 0.8.1 RC3 is now available for download. Thanks to everybody who has been testing the previous release candidates and provided feedback. Here is the list of resolved bugs and added features since the first release candidate. Feel free to download the new build and, as always, let us know if you encounter problems with it. Thanks a lot :) * Variables in the output path caused problems are all "illegal path characters" were replaced with "_", making it unusable....

25 Aug 2011: Greenshot 0.8.1 RC1 is available for download

We have just uploaded the first release candidate for the next Greenshot version, 0.8.1. Thanks to Robin's tireless efforts, many bugs of version 0.8.0.0627 have been fixed, and some new features have been added as well. We believe that the release candidate is quite stable, but please keep in mind that it is not yet thoroughly tested by the masses. Enough talk for now, here is the download link for Greenshot 0.8.1 RC 1. We hope you like it :)...

24 Apr 2011: Greenshot now available in Swedish, Finnish, Greek and Hebrew language

We have received a bunch of new translations from friendly users :) We are happy to announce that Greenshot translation files are now available for Swedish (Tack, Eric F.), Finnish (Kiitos, Jari Majaniemi), Greek (Χάρη, ΓΙΩΡΓΟ ΣΚΟΥΝΤΖΗ) and Hebrew (תודה, רן ששון). Furthermore, grazie to tonytogna and gracias to Alejandro de Gárate for submitting revised versions of the Italian and Spanish translations. Thanks to dedicated users, Greenshot is now available in 18 languages - wow... this is really great :)...

9 Dec 2010: Current development status

Just wanted to drop a short notice on the current status. Actually, there is not very much going on right now with Greenshot, caused by general lack of time. One of us is currently moving to a new place and does not even have internet access (ouch!), the rest of us is busy with work and stuff; this is resulting in a slowdown in development and reaction time regarding tracker and forum entries... We are sorry about that and hope...

3 Oct 2010: Greenshot featured on c't software collection

Wow :) We're happy to see that Version 0.8 of Greenshot is part of the c't magazine's current edition of software collection on CD. (c't is one of the most popular professional computer magazines in German speaking countries, just in case you should not know it.) The c't software collection 6/10 offers 88 software tools, most of them about editing photos and other images, among those: one tool for taking screenshots :) By the way: you may have noticed that...

24 Jul 2010: A few words on memory usage or: working set vs. private working set

Every once in a while, we read statements like "Woah, the task manager says my Greenshot installation takes x MB of RAM when it is idle! Why does Greenshot need so much memory?" Actually, it does not. Please do not judge any software by what the task manager says. Of course, the task manager is not lying to you; but its presentation of facts is rather misleading. The value pointed out as "Mem usage" is actually the size of a...

22 Jul 2010: Greenshot in Japanese, Dutch, Spanish or Simplified Chinese

We have just uploaded three four new translations to our downloads section. Thanks to the translators, you can now create and edit your screenshots in Japanese, Dutch, Spanish and Simplified Chinese - simply copy the respective XML file to the Languages subdirectory of Greenshot's installation directory and choose the desired language in the settings dialog. 有難うございます。, asabu. Hartelijk dank, Jurjen and Robin. Muchas gracias, darkprop. 非常感谢, uralhan. :) (Hope this is anywhere near correctness ;-) For those who have not...

22 Jul 2010: 300K Downloads – thank you :)

We are happy to see that Greenshot has been downloaded 300,000 times so far from sourceforge.net... What's more: there have been more than 100,000 downloads within the last six months. Wow :) Here are Greenshot's all time download stats on sourceforge.net. This is a good occasion to say thank you to those who donated - your appreciation is very motivating to keep things going :) And of course, thanks to everyone supporting Greenshot in whatever way. We really appreciate your...

12 Jul 2010: Small bugfix release today

The current version, Greenshot 0.8.0-0627, fixes some bugs and/or annoyances of the previous version. This includes a few errors that occurred under special circumstances. The most obvious changes in general are that new editor windows now open in the same position where previous editor windows have been closed, highlight and obfuscator elements no longer re-use the last used values (e.g. for line thickness and color) from other elements (e.g. rectangle) and that larger font sizes are allowed in the editor...

6 Jul 2010: Greenshot goes multilingual – ready for translation

You may have noticed that since version 0.8, we are offering additional language files on our downloads page. Greenshot's user interface content is loaded from separate XML files now, which means that you can change existing language files or even add new languages simply by editing or adding an XML file. (There will probably be an easier feature in future versions, allowing the download of additional languages right out of Greenshot.) At the time of this writing, Greenshot has already...

2 Jul 2010: Greenshot 0.8 beta is out

We have released a new version of Greenshot. With this release, version 0.8 is no longer flagged "unstable" :) Download Thanks to everyone who helped us creating the best Greenshot version ever by testing and providing feedback. So what's new in Greenshot 0.8 beta? Some of the most obvious (and most requested) features can be found in the image editor: for example, there's a new tool for cropping the screenshot down to the desired size. Very handy: attaching the screenshot...

30 Jun 2010: New domain, new look

Today we have moved our website from the sourceforge.net subdomain to our new domain http://getgreenshot.org/, which will from now on be the one and only official URL of Greenshot. The Greenshot project is still hosted on sourceforge.net, and you can still visit Greenshot's sourceforge pages, but they are no longer integrated in our main navigation. Is has been a while since we have introduced the new logo on Twitter and Facebook - today, finally, it has arrived on our website,...
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