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Linux Orbit: The Newbie Takes On the Screen Grabbers

Apr 08, 2001, 14:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Fuller)

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"Both KDE and GNOME are full of helpful small applications for specific tasks. "Screen-Grabbers" are applications that will take a picture of your desktop or a window on your desktop, and save the picture as an image file, like a PNG or JPG."

"What can screen-grabbers be useful for? Well, for one thing, they make documenting applications a lot easier. And of course, technical writers like myself find them indispensable. Linux desktop users can also take advantage of these screen-grabbers to capture error messages for hunting down the solution to problems...."

"The two programs that I'll be showing you in this article are desktop specific. KSnapshot is a KDE screen grabber, which will also run fine under GNOME. Screen-shooter is a GNOME applet that can sit on the GNOME Panel. Screen-shooter has a few advantages to Snapshot as well which we'll talk about a little later. First, let's look at the KDE screen-grabber KSnapshot. (For those of you who are curious, I'm using Mandrake 7.2 on a Gateway 133Mhz Pentium computer with 64 MEG of RAM for my demonstrations.)"

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