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Old 08-12-2008, 01:46 AM   #1
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Is there any tool which can make screenshots and then do a simple annotation/editing?


Hi All,

recently I found a great firefox addon fireshot: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5648

it's really useful as it can both make a screenshot and add some annotations in the picture.

But it doesn't support linux!!

Do we have other alternatives for such a smart tool? it should support annotation. it's very important function.

thanks in advance!
 
Old 08-12-2008, 02:09 AM   #2
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Lots of applications exist for screenshots. Imagemagick's import, KDE's ksnapshot, etc.
For annotations, try some Imagemagick magic.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 02:28 AM   #3
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I like xsnap.

ftp://ftp.ac-grenoble.fr/ge/Xutils/
 
Old 08-12-2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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Another option is gimp. It can acquire a screenshot of the whole screen or a single window. Then you can edit the image at your pleasure.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 12:52 AM   #5
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Gimp is a little too large, I think. btw, I don't know how to draw a box in gimp except select area first and then make strokes. too complex in terms of annotation tool.

I need a light-weight application.

Let me try xsnap first, and I'll come back to report it.

Thanks for your replies.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 01:15 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xiawinter View Post
Gimp is a little too large, I think. btw, I don't know how to draw a box in gimp except select area first and then make strokes. too complex in terms of annotation tool.

I need a light-weight application.

Let me try xsnap first, and I'll come back to report it.

Thanks for your replies.

I agree with you and that's why I use xsnap, it's lightweight and do exactly what I (and you) need.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 01:50 AM   #7
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I agree with you and that's why I use xsnap, it's lightweight and do exactly what I (and you) need.
I have xsnap installed, however, it seems it has problems in my computer. when running xsnao, it reported:
Code:
xsnap error : impossible to load font -bitstream-bitstream vera sans-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-*
How to fix this problem?

any ideas are really appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 04:16 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by xiawinter View Post
I have xsnap installed, however, it seems it has problems in my computer. when running xsnao, it reported:
Code:
xsnap error : impossible to load font -bitstream-bitstream vera sans-medium-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-*
How to fix this problem?

any ideas are really appreciated, thanks.



it seems you're lacking some fonts. Just install them.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 07:30 AM   #9
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XV

XV is pretty good as well


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xv
 
  


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