Kazam Screencaster 1.3.2 BETA introduces refreshed look and screenshots support
Kazam Screencaster is a simplistic yet effective screen-recording utility, packing (under its "hood") a handy amount of functionalities, aimed at an intuitive adjustable screencasting experience.
Kazam has been updated to version 1.3.2, pushing its BETA stage to an interesting refreshed look & feel.
The new 1.3.2 BETA version introduces a completely redesigned look, featuring a toolbar and monochrome icons, presenting itself as a simplistic easily graspable interface, bearing a low-learning curve (essentially, launching the tool, clearly exposes available actions).
Kazam 1.3.2 enlarges the screencasting approach, meaning, new recording modes (such as
Window) are available, consequently, the user is able to accurately select a to-be-recorded area.
Preferences gained a dedicated menu, being "shifted" from the main window to a regular menu; navigating to
Kazam Screencaster-->File-->Preferences the user is presented handy configurable options, such as used
Framerate, used-for-recording file formats (including RAW/AVI), etc.
By default, recordings are saved to a preferred location (after the user clicks on an after-the-recording-is-finished dialog), nevertheless, under
Kazam Screencaster-->File-->Preferences-->Screencast, setting
Automatic file saving ON, the recorded files are automatically saved to
Videos (clicking on
Videos, summons a menu containing file locations, selecting a preferred folder, sets the folder as the new saving location), as well as allowing users to specify a file name (to be automatically adopted by recorded clips; the default name is
Judging by the mentioned release, it seems that Kazam Screencaster is being transformed into a more rich recording experience, incorporating a Screenshot component, that (as its name says), captures screen images.
A definitely interesting aspect of the newly released 1.3.2 version is its presented screen-wise methods (such as
Area, etc) used for both video and image, meaning, clicking the toolbar
Area, yet, clicking the toolbar
Screenshot, presents the same options (
Window is not usable at the moment), basically, the user is immediately familiarized with using the screenshot utility, without further learning, looking, etc (the main clickable buttons are identical).
Screenshot comes (at the moment) with fullscreen, all screens and per-user-preference area support, furthermore, under
Kazam Screencaster-->File-->Preferences-->Screenshot, shutter sounds can be changed (from the available Canon 7D and Nikon D80 sounds).
Similarly to the video area, screenshots can be (on demand) automatically saved to a specific folder, images can bear a predefined file name, etc.
How do we install Kazam Screencaster 1.3.2?
Add the following unstable PPA (Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/unstable-series
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam