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seakiwi
26th May 2007, 10:34 AM
What do people use for capturing screenshots? I thought there might be something installed with the default install but I can't see anything anywhere. Neither can I see anything listed in available packages in the software manager.

I need to take some screenshots for an assignment so if anyone can recommend something I'd appreciate it.

strikeforce
26th May 2007, 11:01 AM
istanbul is in extras and does quite well.

zenarcher
26th May 2007, 11:06 AM
What about KSnapshot? If you're using KDE, you should be able to find it in your menu.

Cheers,
zenarcher

leigh123linux
26th May 2007, 12:22 PM
If you just want a screenshot try typing "gnome-screenshot" in a terminal


gnome-screenshot

or you could use the "print scrn" key on your keyboard :)

StephenH
26th May 2007, 12:41 PM
The GIMP also has a rather nice screen shot option under file/acquire that I have used.

Stephen

leigh123linux
26th May 2007, 12:46 PM
If you want to capture a video screenshot try "xvidcap"

su -
yum install xvidcap

and to use just type xvidcap in a terminal

RupertPupkin
26th May 2007, 05:47 PM
If you have the ImageMagick package installed then you can do a screenshot from the command line:

import -window root myscreenshot.jpg

JN4OldSchool
26th May 2007, 05:58 PM
ksnapshot is by far the best for a still capture. It works fine in gnome or xfce. just use "ksnapshot" from the terminal if it doesnt show in the menu. Create a desktop link or panel quick starter. What I like most is it has a timer feature that allows you to say open a menu or rotate the cube before it snaps the shot.

seakiwi
27th May 2007, 03:14 AM
istanbul is in extras and does quite well.


I've installed this but it doesn't appear to have an option to save stills, only videos. I really need the stills option for what I'm doing. Thanks anyway!

To the others who posted suggestions ... I'll check them all out. Thanks :)

Wayne
27th May 2007, 03:18 AM
Gnome Menu > Applications > Accessories > Take Screenshot

Don't think you could get more simple than that!

Wayne

tw2113
27th May 2007, 03:27 AM
Gnome Menu > Applications > Accessories > Take Screenshot

Don't think you could get more simple than that!

Wayne
so that's how it was done! Figures i'd learn after i leave FC for a few days

seakiwi
27th May 2007, 03:30 AM
Gnome Menu > Applications > Accessories > Take Screenshot

Don't think you could get more simple than that!

Wayne


I do have Gnome installed but I'm using xfce as my desktop environment and I don't have the above option in my xfce menu. I'll hop over to the xfce forums and find out how to add that or get it to show up. Thanks for that!

JN4OldSchool
27th May 2007, 01:31 PM
I like you so I am going to take the effort to tell you again. If you want a simple pic now and then the print screen button or the CLI approach is fine. If you have to do this for an assignment and you want full functions then try ksnapshot. I run XFCE and it works great. The only thing is I had to create a quick launch or just start it from the terminal.

leigh123linux
27th May 2007, 01:46 PM
I like you so I am going to take the effort to tell you again. If you want a simple pic now and then the print screen button or the CLI approach is fine. If you have to do this for an assignment and you want full functions then try ksnapshot. I run XFCE and it works great. The only thing is I had to create a quick launch or just start it from the terminal.

seakiwi is a typical woman , wont do anything the easy way :)

Wayne
27th May 2007, 01:56 PM
I like you so I am going to take the effort to tell you again. If you want a simple pic now and then the print screen button or the CLI approach is fine. If you have to do this for an assignment and you want full functions then try ksnapshot. I run XFCE and it works great. The only thing is I had to create a quick launch or just start it from the terminal.

The OP already said he/she has Gnome installed but uses XFce so why install 'K' libraries when he/she can make a link to gnome-screenshot? Why install extra bloat when the tools are already at hand. Personally, I won't touch anything with a 'K' in the name :D

Wayne

leigh123linux
27th May 2007, 02:01 PM
. Personally, I won't touch anything with a 'K' in the name :D

Wayne

Tokyo :D ---

StephenH
27th May 2007, 04:42 PM
My suggestion of using the screen capture in the GIMP has some advantages:

1. There is a delay timer so you can capture either a window or the full screen.

2. The screenshot pops up in the GIMP so you can edit it or change the size, etc. if you so desire.

3. You can convert it to any desired graphics format that the GIMP supports.

4. It is not dependent on which screen manager you are using.

Yes, there are other options, but the GIMP is one of the better ones IMHO.

Stephen

scotta3234
27th May 2007, 05:50 PM
You can check out Wink as well:http://www.debugmode.com/wink/

JN4OldSchool
27th May 2007, 05:55 PM
The OP already said he/she has Gnome installed but uses XFce so why install 'K' libraries when he/she can make a link to gnome-screenshot? Why install extra bloat when the tools are already at hand. Personally, I won't touch anything with a 'K' in the name :D

Wayne

Yeah, well...I actually took a look at the Gnome utility on Ubuntu and you're right. It has a delay timer and everything. I still say ksnapshot is better but the gnome app works fine. And you are right, why install the K libraries if you dont have to. I wonder just what the deps are for ksnapshot though? Cant be too much. Anyway...

Gnome sucks and all Gnome users are total losers!


<ducking>

:D

leigh123linux
27th May 2007, 06:11 PM
There is also scrot


su -
yum install scrot


Then you can pass commands at terminal to take screenshots, and set a countdown timer too, i.e

'scrot -cd 10' -- takes a screenshot in 10 seconds and dumps it in whatever current directory you're in, within the terminal.

Other cool commands with scrot:

-q --- determines the quality on a scale from 1 to 100
-m --- grabs image from two screens (if running with dual monitor) and joins them together as one image

-t --- creates a thumbnail version of your image as well (for useful things like posting on a forum )


http://linuxbrit.co.uk/scrot/

bob
27th May 2007, 06:44 PM
(Bob lurks at his Gnome desktop and longs for someone to ban... Hmmm...let's review some recent posts...)

:D

leigh123linux
27th May 2007, 06:53 PM
(Bob lurks at his Gnome desktop and longs for someone to ban... Hmmm...let's review some recent posts...)

:D

Whats up have you run out of spammers to ban? :)

leigh123linux
27th May 2007, 07:46 PM
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bob
27th May 2007, 08:21 PM
Leigh...
1). Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!
2). You have far too much time on your hands. :D

seakiwi
27th May 2007, 08:32 PM
The OP already said he/she has Gnome installed but uses XFce so why install 'K' libraries when he/she can make a link to gnome-screenshot? Why install extra bloat when the tools are already at hand. Personally, I won't touch anything with a 'K' in the name :D

Wayne

Exactly! :D With every other linux distro I've used I've installed both Gnome and KDE and I'm convinced that in some circumstances they don't play nicely with each other. This time round I decided to leave KDE completely out of the picture so as you say, I am reluctant to install any KDE components unless I absolutely have to.

The only problem with your gnome-screenshot suggestion though, is I need full screenshot capabilities e.g. selecting area to be captured, grabbing dropdown menus etc. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think it's possible to do all that with gnome-screenshot.

Somebody further up suggested the Gimp has a built in feature. I've tried that and it appears to do what I want, so I think I'll just use that for my assignment.

Dies
27th May 2007, 11:05 PM
The only problem with your gnome-screenshot suggestion though, is I need full screenshot capabilities e.g. selecting area to be captured, grabbing dropdown menus etc. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think it's possible to do all that with gnome-screenshot.


You're wrong. :)

But you'll probably still end up using Gimp to clean things up/resize/etc so....

Wayne
27th May 2007, 11:29 PM
Well, I meant to add that to my original post as being another 'tool' already installed to do the job so why add more :)

Wayne

Wayne
27th May 2007, 11:31 PM
Leigh...
1). Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!
2). You have far too much time on your hands. :D

Yes, I've noticed that the last couple of days, Leigh posting jokes and so on. Must have been raining at the weekend in the UK :D

Wayne

Wayne
27th May 2007, 11:32 PM
Whats up have you run out of spammers to ban? :)

I think there should be an automated ban script for anyone who says "fedora sux" in their first post :D

Wayne

seakiwi
28th May 2007, 03:23 AM
You're wrong. :)

But you'll probably still end up using Gimp to clean things up/resize/etc so....

You're right .... I'm wrong :rolleyes:

Thanks for the suggestion - I'll definitely give it a whirl.

Dies
28th May 2007, 03:47 AM
You're right .... I'm wrong :rolleyes:


Not sure what's up with the "roll eyes", you said correct me if I'm wrong, didn't you?

With gnome-screenshot you get a full screenshot by default just by hitting Print Screen, you can do a sreenshot of a single window with Alt+Print Screen and if you want to capture a menu all that's needed is to run it with a delay, unless you need to change resolution/format or do some other manipulation it's much easier/quicker than loading Gimp for just a screenshot.

seakiwi
28th May 2007, 03:53 AM
Not sure what's up with the "roll eyes"...



Oops, that was supposed to be a ;) not an :rolleyes: - slip of the mouse. That'll teach me to hit "submit" without checking what I submitted :)




you said correct me if I'm wrong, didn't you?



I did indeed, so thanks for the correction!

partha
28th May 2007, 02:13 PM
Note that the print-screen utility will not work if you have a drop down menu visible. It wont work with the printscreen button or the alt-printscreen either.

For this you will have to use something like gtk-recordMyDesktop.

HTH,

Partha
www.partha.com

JN4OldSchool
28th May 2007, 02:49 PM
Note that the print-screen utility will not work if you have a drop down menu visible. It wont work with the printscreen button or the alt-printscreen either.

For this you will have to use something like gtk-recordMyDesktop.

HTH,

Partha
www.partha.com

Great, yet another screenshot tool! Now let me get this straight, just HOW do we take a pic of the desktop? Ummm, lets see... :D

Dies
28th May 2007, 08:20 PM
Note that the print-screen utility will not work if you have a drop down menu visible. It wont work with the printscreen button or the alt-printscreen either.

For this you will have to use something like gtk-recordMyDesktop.

HTH,

Partha
www.partha.com

Or you could just use a delay with the screenshot tool like I suggested, works fine for me.