[clug] Screen capture tools

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Sun Jul 3 10:39:48 GMT 2005

Michael Carden wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jul 2005 06:45 pm, Michael Still wrote:
>>Hey all,
>>I'm after a better screen capture tool for X than the Gnome desktop
> This one ought to work quite well.
> http://www.hasselblad.se/
> I'd recommend a Manfrotto tripod and a remote release.
> Sorry, I couldn't resist. ;-)

Awwww. And here I was only just having bought my EOS 350D. The pictures
aren't turning out right with the telephoto zoom though:

> Then again, if your purpose is the ubiquitous canned demo, I might suggest 
> http://www.debugmode.com/wink/
> Wink as a fine demo builder. It has some er.. idiosyncrasies... but it does 
> work.
> In a broader sense though, should we have to be thinking at all about screen 
> capture tools? Surely the various X-something-something people might realise 
> that simple screen captures are powerful mindshare tools? We all should 
> expect that <this_key> means grab this screen.

Snag-IT is a lot nicer than just grabbing the screen though. I'm writing
documentation, and I want just a window without having to fight with an
editor or whatever. If you've got a spare Windows box, I recommend
downloading Snag-IT and having a play. It's what all the tech writers I
know use, and it's really quite good.

ksnapshot has done the job for now (thanks Brad), but I do think there
is room for improvement in this sort of tool.



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