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Old 07-19-2004, 06:14 AM   #1
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Sophisticated Screenshot grabbing


I have been trying to locate a sophisticated screenshot grabbing utility, that has some features similar to TechSmith's SnagIt utility for Windows.

The key items I have not yet found are:[list=1][*]When selecting a certain area of the screen, it gives you the opportunity to refine the area, prior to the screen capture.[*]Ability to add pointers to the screen capture, for example to highlight a particular part of the screen capture.[/list=1]

Thus far I've checked Gimp, Imagemagic, xv.

These can all grab the active window, or the entire desktop. Some can grab an area, but once you release the mouse button, the area cannot be edited.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 07-20-2004, 10:08 AM   #2
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Re: Sophisticated Screenshot grabbing

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but once you release the mouse button, the area cannot be edited.

this is what Gimp is for...........open an image with gimp, highlight an area, and gimp can open that area into a new image........
 
Old 07-20-2004, 10:32 AM   #3
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Import can grab a specific area of the screen, down to the pixel:
"-crop <width>x<height>{+-}<x>{+-}<y>{%}
preferred size and location of the cropped image"

As 320mb said, image editing is Gimp's job.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 07:52 PM   #4
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thanks for those points / however I'll rephrase the scenario:

Let's say I am writing documentation and need to screen grab part of a menu bar. In SnagIt, I can select a desired area to capture, and before I complete the screen capture, I can make adjustments to the exact area, for example pull or push the handles of the selected area to make it taller, shorter, wider, thinner, etc.

Once I am totally satisfied that I've got the desired area, then I press a key combination to "execute" the screen capture and voilą, I have a screen capture of the exact area I require.

to 320mb > so I guess what you are telling me is that I would have to do this as a mult step process, for example, capture the complete window and open in Gimp, and then edit to specify just the area I want in Gimp??

Also, once I've captured the image in SnagIt, it's really easy to then add arrows to point to a particular part of the image that I want to highlight to readers of the documentation. Does Gimp allow me to easily add items such as arrows onto an image?

to mikshaw > the command info is useful, however when preparing lots of screen captures of only certain areas, such as a s/w documentation project, I need to be able to do this as quickly and efficiently as possible, i.e. visually.
 
Old 07-20-2004, 09:37 PM   #5
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Also, once I've captured the image in SnagIt, it's really easy to then add arrows to point to a particular part of the image that I want to highlight to readers of the documentation. Does Gimp allow me to easily add items such as arrows onto an image?
Gimp can be comparable to Photoshop, it's a complete image editing suite. It can add stuff, remove stuff, distort stuff, put filters on stuff, etc, etc, etc.

You just have to learn how to use it
 
  


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