KStopmotion / Linux-Stopmotion

Sponsor: Carl Schwan


Linux Stopmotion / KStopmotion is a Free Open Source application to create stop-motion animations. It helps you capture and edit the frames of your animation and export them as a single file.

Direct capture from webcams, MiniDV cameras, and DSLR cameras. It offers onion-skinning, import images from disk, and time lapse photography. Linux Stopmotion / KStopmotion supports multiple scenes, frame editing, basic sound track, animation playback at different frame rates, and GIMP integration for image. Movies can be exported to a file and to Cinelerra frame lists.

Technically, it is a C++ / Qt application with optional dependencies to camera capture libraries.

Discussions and changes during the incubation

  • With release 0.8.6 we introduced CMake as build system, qmake is going to removed for master.
  • We use KDE invent for code hosting, continuous testing, issue tracking.
  • We decided to renamed the application to KStopmotion, as Linux is trademarked.
  • We should integrate better to KDE's tech stack: Internationalization, using KDE libraries, update and reformat documentation.
  • We should gain both users and contributors from the KDE community. If we fail to do so, KStopmotion has no future as it relies on too few people.


List the people committed to the project and actively working on it:

  • Tim Band
  • Christoph Grüninger

Manifesto Compliance Plan

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Candidate ready

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DONE Repository and code available (in playground) 2021-04-13: Repository copied from SourceForge to
DONE Mailing list available 2021-04-28: Mailing list [email protected] created and started to use
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