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Scrot, available in the "extra" repository, provides for taking screenshots from the CLI, and offers features such as a user-definable time delay. Unless instructed otherwise, it saves the file in the directory bash was at when the command was launched.
 
Scrot, available in the "extra" repository, provides for taking screenshots from the CLI, and offers features such as a user-definable time delay. Unless instructed otherwise, it saves the file in the directory bash was at when the command was launched.
  
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saves a dated .PNG file, along with a thumbnail for Web posting. It provides a five second delay before capturing, in this instance.  
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saves a dated .PNG file, along with a thumbnail (20% of original) for Web posting. It provides a five second delay before capturing, in this instance.  
  
 
== KDE ==
 
== KDE ==

Revision as of 22:02, 28 February 2009

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import

An easy way to take a screenshot of your curent system is using the import command:

import -window root screenshot.jpg

import is part of the imagemagick package.

If you run twinview or dualhead, simply take the screenshot twice and use imagemagick to paste them together:

import -window root -display :0.0 -screen /tmp/0.png
import -window root -display :0.1 -screen /tmp/1.png
convert +append /tmp/0.png /tmp/1.png screenshot.png
rm /tmp/{0,1}.png

gimp

You also can take screenshots with gimp (File -> Acquire -> Screenshot ...).

xwd

xwd is part of the xorg-apps package.

Take a screenshot of the root window:

xwd -root -out screenshot.xwd


scrot

Scrot, available in the "extra" repository, provides for taking screenshots from the CLI, and offers features such as a user-definable time delay. Unless instructed otherwise, it saves the file in the directory bash was at when the command was launched.

scrot -t 20 -d 5

saves a dated .PNG file, along with a thumbnail (20% of original) for Web posting. It provides a five second delay before capturing, in this instance.

KDE

If you use KDE, you might want to use ksnapshot, which can also be activated using <Prt Scr>.

GNOME

You can press <Prt Scr> or Apps->Accessories->Take Screenshot.

Note: if <Prt Scr> complains about not finding gnome-screenshot or there is no "Take Screenshot" entry in your menu, you will need to install the gnome-utils package.