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Re: Is there a screencapture utility?

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 00:16:18 GMT
bmward@inet.net.nz wrote:

> I'm running sarge/GNOME. I'd like an ability to capture portions of a screen
> (part of a window preferably). Is there something which will do that?
> I am aware of the GNOME applet (but that doesn't seem to capture a window) and
> of GIMP (which doesn't completely meet my needs either).
> What bothers me is that I thought I had that ability in the woody installation
> which I 'upgraded'  to sarge, getting GNOME 2.x!
> Thank you,
> Bruce Ward
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I don't know why the options are not made available through the GUI,
but if you type:

gnome-panel-screenshot --help

: in a terminal window, these are the most relevant options you would
want for capturing a window.

Application options
  --window                               Grab a window instead of the entire
  --include-border                       Include the window border with the
  --delay=INT                            Take screenshot after specified delay
                                         [in seconds]

I don't see a way to specify only part of a window, though.

Usually I start it from a terminal window on one desktop with a 3 to 5
second delay depending on what I want to capture, giving me the time to
switch back to the other desktop and select the window, menu, etc... so
it shows the way I want it in the screen shot.

There is also an indication that border effects can be specified, but
the possible effects are not listed by the help option and I have not
looked into this to see what effects are possible.

Later, Seeker

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