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Linux Release Roundup Shutter Flowblade KDEnlive And More

Posted on 5th Mar 2021 @ 4:11 AM

This week’s Linux release roundup covers a wide range of apps, so you may want to grab a coffee and relax for a good read.  This is by no means a long or exhaustive list of releases for Linux.  Just a quick roundup of the more popular apps that have come out.

Flowblade 2.8

Open source video editor Flowblade continues to mature with each successive release, a trend apparent in the latest release, Flowblade 2.8. This update adds a number of new capabilities to this promising non-linear video editor, including:

  • Change the layout of panels on screens over 1680×1050
  • Two new themes: Neutral and Gray
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts
  • Updated filter panel
  • French language user manual

Shutter 0.95

Shutter 0.95 has been released. It continues the arduous task of modernising Shutter’s code and jettisoning antiquated dependencies.

While the unofficial Shutter Snap we wrote about last year hasn’t been updated (at the time of writing this) official source code can be grabbed from Shutter’s new home on GitHub.

Darktable 3.4.1

Darktable, the oft-cited open source alternative to Adobe Lightroom, fixes a bunch of bugs, including several memory leaks, colour correction and RGB handling, and scrolling on macOS and Windows.

Faster thumbnail generation during import is on offer, as are updated white balance presets and noise profiles for a glut of cameras, including the Canon EOS 1500D, Canon EOS 200DCanonical Rebel T7 and the Panasonic DC-S1R.


Kdenlive 20.12.2

Kdenlive 20.12.2 is a bug fix release — but don’t let that put you off. While bug fix updates are traditionally that’s never the case with Kdenlive! Its bug fix updates are HUGE, with devs fixing as many things across the full feature-set of the tool as possible — which is always exciting!

Among the multitude of Kdenlive 20.12.2 fixes:

  • Copying an effect from a track to another
  • Various subtitle feature bugs
  • Timeline click not working after a speed change operation
  • Keyframes sometimes broken on image/title clips
  • Playlist proxy clips work again
  • Fix slowmotion effect not working

You’ll find a much fuller change log on the Kdenlive blog.

Kdenlive is free open source software. You can install the latest version of Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and above by adding the official Kdenlive PPA your system. Alternatively, download the Kdenlive 20.12.2 .appimage.