[BL] Screenshots

baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org baslinux at lists.ibiblio.org
Fri Feb 15 21:19:28 EST 2008

Message from Steven
Teixeira wrote:
> My question is, is there a way to do some screenshotting, 
> both graphical and text mode?

imagemagick is a collection of tools and libraries for image manipulation.

To take a snapshot using Imagemagic: 
import -window root screenshot.png 

xv is another image manipulation program that can deal with almost all file formats. 
Example usage: 
xv -grabdelay 2 myimage.jpg 

To grab an image of the screen or a program in Gimp: 
File -> Acquire -> Screen shot 

Framebuffer Console 
Use fbgrab to grab a screenshot in a framebuffer console. 
fbgrab filename.png 

scrot is a small (66 kB) screen shot grabber based on imlib2. It has lots of options for autogenerating filenames, and can do fun stuff like taking screenshots of multiple displays and glueing them together.

xwd (manual page) is a part of XFree, so chances are high you already have it installed. It can dump screenshots to .xwd files. This is not a common format. After taking a screenshot using xwd -root -out test.xwd the only programs I found capable of opening it were Gimp and xwud (manual page). 

xwd, imagemagick and xv are all available from Slackware 4.0.
You will also probably need to install the x-libs.tgz package 
from the BL3.


> By the way, despite the fact of being a newbie, I'm a member of a brazilian
> Linux Community (www.vivaolinux.com.br) and I've posted there two articles
> concerning to BL3.
> The matter showed to raise the interest of many Linux enthusiasts, but they
> ask for screenshots.
> Thanks again
> Teixeira
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