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You can press <Prt Scr> or Apps->Accessories->Take Screenshot.
 
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Install a [[framebuffer]] and use {{Package Official|fbshot}} to take a screen shot.

Revision as of 09:01, 24 January 2010

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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.

Virtual console

Install a framebuffer and use Template:Package Official to take a screen shot.