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Old 12-30-2010, 03:15 AM   #1
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How to take Screenshots?

How do I take screen snapshots? I'm using DSL 4.4.10.

I found a How To on using the "X Window Snapshot" tool (see

It outputs to a *.xwd file format. When I try to use the convert command to convert this X Window dump to a PNG or JPG format file, I get a "command not found" response.

Any ideas? Thank you.

BTW, I also found that DSL does not have the scrot line command often used for taking Linux screenshots.
Old 12-30-2010, 03:20 AM   #2
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Use ksnapshot which comes with KDE. Look in your software manager and you will find it. It saves the picture in .png!!!
Old 12-30-2010, 04:44 AM   #3
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Thanks and solved

Thanks, @Gasdim. Your idea worked for me.

I also took snapshots with DSL's X Window Snapshot tool, then uploaded it to the website, where they provide free translation of the *.XWD file output by the X Window Snapshot tool to a JPG file.

Your solution was better. Thanks.


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