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jcb_dreamvsat 06-17-2003 08:15 PM

I havent figur it out yet how can i copy and paste any screen i want. It doesnt seem to work with print screen button then paste it, just like in windows.

Reply please...

MasterC 06-17-2003 08:24 PM

Just highlight and paste. If you mean to do a screen capture there are literally HUNDREDS of utilities for that. I prefer The Gimp usually, that way I can quickly resize/compress it as well.


aherm 06-17-2003 09:10 PM

I like ksnapshot :-)

jcb_dreamvsat 06-17-2003 09:19 PM

Where will i find gimp? I want to capture a screen then print it

jcb_dreamvsat 06-17-2003 09:20 PM

Im using Redhat 7.3....

DrOzz 06-17-2003 09:45 PM

well i know in rh8 you go to hat-->graphics-->the gimp
but if all else fails you can just open a terminal and type "gimp" at the prompt and it will open providing you have it installed..

jcb_dreamvsat 06-17-2003 10:04 PM

i think gimp is not installed on my machine.i already typed in #gimp
no command wa found
how can i install it or check if its installed.
I just want to copy my screen and paste in an editor for printing

MasterC 06-17-2003 10:11 PM

ksnapshot will do that.

As for gimp, it's surely on your install CD's or on a mirror for your distro.


jcb_dreamvsat 06-17-2003 10:22 PM

thank you replying....
i think ksnapshot is in the KDE?
how will i start the program for ksnapshot?

moses 06-17-2003 11:10 PM

If you have ImageMagick, you can do this:

import -window root screencapture.jpg
and it will capture the entire screen to screecapture.jpg in your current working directory. If you want, you can write a script that does the capture and prints the resulting file and then use your window manager to bind the PrintScreen/SysRq key to that script. . .
A simple script (with no error checking or any Good Things that are necessary in a well written script) could look something like:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
/usr/X11R6/bin/import -window root /tmp/screen.jpg
lpr /tmp/screen.jpg

jcb_dreamvsat 06-17-2003 11:49 PM

thank you for replying....
Im using RH 7.3, is there any easy way to capture my screen

moses 06-17-2003 11:52 PM

Open a terminal, type in:

import -window root screencapture.jpg
Your computer will beep twice and import will create a file called screencapture.jpg that is a JPEG image of your entire screen. This file will be in your home directory and you can view/edit/print it with many different programs, including konqueror (KDE web browser), mozilla, galeon (Gnome web browser), GIMP, xv, display, etc. One of these is certain to be installed on your computer.

MasterC 06-18-2003 02:23 AM

Above he has the script written for you, you could copy and paste that into a terminal, save it, and execute it :)

OR, fire up a terminal (in X) and type:
ksnapshot (Yes, it's a KDE app, but you don't have to be in KDE to use it, however it does have to be installed ;) )
And when it opens, use it :)


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