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Old 02-16-2004, 06:47 AM   #1
johnny1959
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App for multiple screenshots via hotkey?


Just arrived in this universe as a Windows-refugee a couple of days ago. Heres my first question:

Im looking for a utility which is able to take multiple jpg-screenshots by using a hotkey and storing them in a predefined folder. (i.e. to document events in a gaming environment (Flightgear flightsimulator).

Ive found threads about ksnapshot and a Gnome-app called screenshooter but they seem to allow only manually induced single shots. (Not very efficient for taking shots while playing real time simulations)

Thanx in advance.
Johnny

PS: Using SuSE 9.0 with KDE 3.1
 
Old 02-16-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Johnny.

If the game you're running is in a window (ie it is not running fullscreen) then you can bind a key to a command using XBindKeys (also get XBindKeys_config - it helps). On my setup, I have the PrintScreen button bound to import -window root ~/files/images/screens/"screenshot-`date +%Y%m%d%H%M.%S`.jpg" - this saves the whole screen as a .jpg file in /home/gsewell/files/images/screens with the the name of screenshot-yearmonthdayhourminute.second.jpg

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 12:02 AM   #3
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Thats great Thymox.. I learned something new today....
 
Old 02-17-2004, 04:15 AM   #4
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Thanks, Thymox.

Ill give it a try, seems rather "simple"
After Ive ploughed myself through the agenda of primary tasks to tackle:
Get the printer driver working with foomatic
Get the scanner running
Get Samba running
Compile the Flightgear files from scratch.
Well, get a minor idea of whats going on here

BTW, one question rises a second: what if the game DOES run in full window mode?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:12 PM   #5
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Full screen. Not window. Me being pedantic, but there is a subtle difference.

If the game is running in FS mode, then you will (most likely) have to rely on any method the game uses for taking shots. I have not tried this with anything other than Doom/Doom2 (I am replaying some really old wads I found on a CD - nothing like nostalgia) and it didn't work in that. The problem is, as I see it, that there is no 'root screen' when running games in FS, so you can't import it.

Good luck.
 
  


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