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Old 04-22-2004, 12:26 AM   #1
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taking a screenshot?


hi all
Im trying to get a screenshot of my desktop. From other people's ss's, i've seen them use the 'import' command, i dont seem to have this command. I'm running SuSE 9 w/ fluxbox. Do I need any packages installed to use import? Are there any other alternatives to using import?
 
Old 04-22-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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import is part of ImageMagick
 
Old 04-22-2004, 12:36 AM   #3
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I've got the gkrellshoot plug-in for gkrellm,
can take screenshots all I need.........
 
Old 04-22-2004, 02:54 AM   #4
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Or just use Ksnapshot - it should be installed by default if you have KDE installed.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 04:02 AM   #5
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gkrellshoot needs imagemagick, but i think im going to use this plugin once i get imagemagick installed. TY everyone.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
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scrot is a good one. its small and easy to use.
 
Old 04-23-2004, 12:07 AM   #7
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If you want to take screenshots without installing anything else, use this command line:

Code:
xwintoppm -root | ppmtojpeg > screen.jpg
This will put an image of your entire screen in the screen.jpg file.

This should work on pretty much any Linux box. Cryptic? Obscure? Yep. But you can put this stuff in a script if you want.
 
Old 04-24-2004, 04:40 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by John5788
scrot is a good one. its small and easy to use.
I second that (fort KDE users, you can bind the "printscreen" button to Ksnapshot, BTW).

Scrot rules!
 
Old 04-24-2004, 08:16 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by cetialphav
If you want to take screenshots without installing anything else, use this command line:

Code:
xwintoppm -root | ppmtojpeg > screen.jpg
This will put an image of your entire screen in the screen.jpg file.

This should work on pretty much any Linux box. Cryptic? Obscure? Yep. But you can put this stuff in a script if you want.
...assuming you have xwintoppm installed. xwd may be a more universal alternative.
 
Old 04-25-2004, 12:11 PM   #10
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...assuming you have xwintoppm installed. xwd may be a more universal alternative.
You're right. xwintoppm is part of MagicPoint. xwd is more universal. That is what I meant to use, but I forgot the name and ran across xwintoppm instead. The xwd equivalent is:

Code:
xwd -root | xwdtopnm | pnmtojpeg > screen.jpg
Note that this does assume you have netpbm installed, but that should be a standard part of any common distribution.
 
  


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