If you follow me on Twitter or read this blog enough, you probably already know that I’m completely in love with Skitch. It’s by far the most common tool that I use for my everyday work — taking screenshots, making annotations, resizing images, etc.
Skitch beta 8 was just released a couple days ago with a slew of new and improved features.
- Added BMP support
- Added GIF support
- Port number support added for SFTP/FTP/WebDAV
- File size is now displayed in bottom left hand corner
- “Background Color to Transparent” added to Skitch Toolbox menu
- Settings tab re-organized into subsections
- Minimize button is now available when in ‘flipped’ mode
- Leopard’s “Spaces” interaction improved
- Camera snap now works on Unibody MacBooks
- Reduced CPU usage with iLife integration
- Reduced CPU usage when Skitch is hidden
- Increased stability with iLife integration
- Vector images (PDF and EPS) now display at original ‘physical size’ when opened in Skitch
- File type in Skitch.app changes when “Skitch it!” images are opened from Skitch.com
- “mySkitch” account names renamed to “Skitch”
- Pressing Esc just after a snap no longer causes a crash
- Camera snap now stops counting if operation is cancelled
- “Add Shadow to Image” no longer resets image to original size if image has been resized
- Skitch menubar item no longer shifts positions automatically after an operation
I can’t wait to see what else comes to this amazing product — and when they’ll finally strike the “beta” and go into a general release. Feel free to discuss with the lovely co-founders Cris Pearson a.k.a. @atariboy and Keith Lang a.k.a. @songcarver.