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howtos:window_managers:take_a_screenshot [2013/02/09 17:19 (UTC)]
hazel [The ''xwd'' Command]
howtos:window_managers:take_a_screenshot [2016/02/03 23:05 (UTC)] (current)
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 Taking a screenshot can be done in several ways.\\ ​ Taking a screenshot can be done in several ways.\\ ​
-The easiest is to use a graphics program (for example The GIMP or xpaint) and choose the built-in screenshot or snapshot menu option. The method may be very different from one application to another, so I have chosen ''​xpaint''​ as an example.+The easiest is to use a graphics program (for example ​KSnapshot, ​The GIMPor xpaint) and choose the built-in screenshot or snapshot menu option. The method may be very different from one application to another, so I have chosen ''​xpaint''​ as an example.
  
 But you can't use this program to make a screenshot of a video or an image in full-screen,​ for example. To circumvent this, you can use the <​key>​PrtScr</​key>​ key (aka Print Screen), or use some command-line tools designed for the X window system. I'll quickly describe the basic switches of an X tool called ''​xwd'',​ and Imagemagick'​s ''​import''​ command. But you can't use this program to make a screenshot of a video or an image in full-screen,​ for example. To circumvent this, you can use the <​key>​PrtScr</​key>​ key (aka Print Screen), or use some command-line tools designed for the X window system. I'll quickly describe the basic switches of an X tool called ''​xwd'',​ and Imagemagick'​s ''​import''​ command.

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