Screenshots in Linux

Screenshots in Linux

Post by Dom Incoling » Tue, 24 Sep 2002 03:35:33



Hi everyone,

Is it possible to take screenshots in Linux by using some key
combination (say the PrintScreen key and some other key) to copy and
paste a screen image into a tool like Open Office Impress?  I tried
cntrl+Print Screen, shift+Print Screen, and Alt+Print Screen, but these
did not work.

Normally I use the Gimp for screenshots and save the image as a .jpg,
but occasionally it is useful to just paste a screenshot into Open
Office Impress.  Is this possible?

Thanks very much.

Dom

 
 
 

Screenshots in Linux

Post by mjt » Tue, 24 Sep 2002 03:57:17



Quote:> Is it possible to take screenshots in Linux by using some key

... ksnapshot or gimp

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Screenshots in Linux

Post by unknow » Tue, 24 Sep 2002 04:11:46



> Hi everyone,

> Is it possible to take screenshots in Linux by using some key
> combination (say the PrintScreen key and some other key) to copy and
> paste a screen image into a tool like Open Office Impress?  I tried
> cntrl+Print Screen, shift+Print Screen, and Alt+Print Screen, but these
> did not work.

> Normally I use the Gimp for screenshots and save the image as a .jpg,
> but occasionally it is useful to just paste a screenshot into Open
> Office Impress.  Is this possible?

> Thanks very much.

> Dom

man import
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Screenshots in Linux

Post by David Dorwar » Tue, 24 Sep 2002 04:43:37


Dom Incolingo might have typed:

Quote:> Hi everyone,

> Is it possible to take screenshots in Linux by using some key
> combination (say the PrintScreen key and some other key) to copy and
> paste a screen image into a tool like Open Office Impress?

You could bind a key (using your window manager or a tool such as bbkeys) to
run a command line screenshot program. Getting it on to the clipboard would
be harder - I'd just load the file in.

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Screenshots in Linux

Post by Madhusudan Sing » Tue, 24 Sep 2002 14:41:11




Quote:> Hi everyone,

> Is it possible to take screenshots in Linux by using some key
> combination (say the PrintScreen key and some other key) to copy and
> paste a screen image into a tool like Open Office Impress?  I tried
> cntrl+Print Screen, shift+Print Screen, and Alt+Print Screen, but these
> did not work.

> Normally I use the Gimp for screenshots and save the image as a .jpg,
> but occasionally it is useful to just paste a screenshot into Open
> Office Impress.  Is this possible?

> Thanks very much.

> Dom

ksnapshot. You could look into binding a key to the commandline program.
 
 
 

Screenshots in Linux

Post by s. keeli » Fri, 27 Sep 2002 07:41:11



Quote:> Hi everyone,

> Is it possible to take screenshots in Linux by using some key
> combination (say the PrintScreen key and some other key) to copy and
> paste a screen image into a tool like Open Office Impress?  I tried
> cntrl+Print Screen, shift+Print Screen, and Alt+Print Screen, but these
> did not work.

> Normally I use the Gimp for screenshots and save the image as a .jpg,
> but occasionally it is useful to just paste a screenshot into Open
> Office Impress.  Is this possible?

Screenshooter.

In http://www.linuxbrit.co.uk/screenshots/, see 01/10/1999 (note: LOTS
of graphics on this page; slow connections might want to reconsider).

He's also a great fan of one of my favourites, Gkrellm.

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Screenshots in Linux

Post by Rus » Fri, 27 Sep 2002 14:51:52


Screenshooter in the applets section -- gnome
 
 
 

Screenshots in Linux

Post by Grant Edwar » Sat, 28 Sep 2002 01:15:26



> Screenshooter in the applets section -- gnome

How about screenshots of text consoles on "standard" Wintel
platforms?

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Screenshots in Linux

Post by bjjgrapple » Sat, 28 Sep 2002 01:16:47




>> Screenshooter in the applets section -- gnome

> How about screenshots of text consoles on "standard" Wintel platforms?

import
 
 
 

Screenshots in Linux

Post by Grant Edwar » Sat, 28 Sep 2002 02:27:08





>>> Screenshooter in the applets section -- gnome

>> How about screenshots of text consoles on "standard" Wintel platforms?

> import

  import(1)                                               import(1)

  NAME
         import - capture some or all of an X server screen and
         save the image to a file.

The man page claims it's for X, and when I run it from a text
console, it complains about being unable to connect to the X
server.  

How do you get it to work on text consoles?

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Screenshots in Linux

Post by Grant Edwar » Sat, 28 Sep 2002 02:28:36




>> Screenshooter in the applets section -- gnome

> How about screenshots of text consoles on "standard" Wintel
> platforms?

Actually, I'd be interested in capturing a frame-buffer console
as well as a "normal" text console.  Haven't figured out how to
do either...

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Screenshots in Linux

Post by Anonymou » Sat, 28 Sep 2002 20:42:10






> >>> Screenshooter in the applets section -- gnome

> >> How about screenshots of text consoles on "standard" Wintel platforms?

> > import

>   import(1)                                               import(1)

>   NAME
>          import - capture some or all of an X server screen and
>          save the image to a file.

$ cat /dev/vcsX >screenshot.X
        where X=0,1,2,3,...