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Old 01-18-2004, 02:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation How do I take scrren shots?


Can someone tell me what I need to take a screen shot of my screen in gnome, and/or kde.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:42 PM   #2
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Hit the Print Screen key and a screen shot window should come up.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thanks I'll try it next time I boot into linux.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 02:57 PM   #4
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Or alternatively if you have the GIMP, try acquire screenshot or something like that.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 03:10 PM   #5
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there is a command when you are running the console mode... but i forget it

With X, you can so use Ksnapshot....
But the "print screen" key... it doesn't work... on the distros that i use... Mdk, Debian, Red Hat...
 
Old 01-18-2004, 03:12 PM   #6
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Some Distros simply set the print screen button as a shortcut for Ksnapshot. Easy to do from the menu editor.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 03:15 PM   #7
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actually it should. at least it does for me in kde on rh 7.3. i think you need to check for a couple of things first. sheck your shortcut keys and see if you have key combos that map to screenshots. i've got print screen mapped to full desktop screenshot and alt+printscreen mapped to windowed screenshots. this doesn't work for every app though. i know the alt+printscreen doesn't work for the gimp. but it does work for kpaint. you do an alt+printscreen on let's say your konqeror window. open up kpaint and then do Edit > Past Image. a new kpaint window will open up with your konqueror screenshot. save it if you wish or do some basic editing and save it. printscreen itself doesn't work that well, from my experience though. using the hotkeys for a full desktop screenshot and pasting into kpaint causes my window decs to disappear until next login, so imo, that's buggy. but alt+printscreen works fine.

but not withstanding, i think i use either ksnapshot or the shoot plugin from gkrellm the most.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 03:36 PM   #8
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Thanks for all your help. The print screen worked just fine.
 
Old 01-18-2004, 05:12 PM   #9
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You could always take a picture of your screen with a camera .....have the film developed......and then postal mail each one of us a copy.

I'd say that's the best and most effecient way

LOL

Peace,
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Old 01-18-2004, 06:04 PM   #10
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What happens if you don't have KDE?
 
Old 01-18-2004, 06:22 PM   #11
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Theirs GNOME screen-shooter, or ImageMagick.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 03:58 PM   #12
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I usually use:

import -window root /home/user/screenshot.jpg
 
Old 02-08-2004, 01:00 AM   #13
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I like to be lazy...and annoyingly organized. "snap 60" takes a snapshot and compresses it at 60% quality, then saves it in a specified directory with the current date as the filename:

Code:
YEAR=`date +%y`
MONTH=`date +%m`
DAY=`date +%d`
#HOUR=`date +%H`
#MINUTE=`date +%M`
FILENAME="${HOME}/image/snap/${YEAR}linflux_${MONTH}${DAY}.png"

if [ ! $1 ]; then
       echo "no compression specified (1-100)"
else
import -pause 2 -window root -quality $1 ${FILENAME}
        if [ -r ${FILENAME} ]; then
        echo "image saved to ${FILENAME}"
        else
        echo "could not save ${FILENAME}"
        fi
fi
 
  


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