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Hi everybody,

a picture is worth a thousand words. And thanks to 
screenshots.debian.net[0] this finally comes true for Debian packages. 
Several people have proposed a service to provide screenshots for them. So 
after getting other developers' opinions and suggestions I sat down and 
crafted a web application that allows to upload and provide screenshots.

Unless you are busy helping to fix RC bugs for the Lenny release please 
consider contributing screenshots of your favorite applications. Currently 
there are already over 260 screenshots available but there is still some 
way to go. Everybody can upload screenshots - you don't have to be a 
Debian developer or Debian maintainer to help. Your uploads will just be 
checked by the admin team and then published.

I would love to see the screenshots integrated into packages.debian.org and 
perhaps they even get used in graphical package managers like synaptic, 
kpackage, adept or gnome-apt. It is easy to refer to screenshots from your 
own application or web site. Just use these URLs:

Thumbnail (<= 160x120 pixels):
  (this URL returns a dummy thumbnail if no screenshot was found)

Package's page with all available screenshots:

There is still a couple of items on my to do list. But if you have further 
ideas on features, need a certain API or find bugs please tell me or let's 
discuss matters on debian-devel.

Have fun,

[0] http://screenshots.debian.net
A guess is just a guess until you turn it into a pie chart.
Then it's an analysis. (Scott Adams)

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