rAsEr85
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Is There Screenshot software for Raspbian [NOT SCROT]

Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:46 am

I have scrot installed and yes, it works fine, but it doesn't suit my needs fully, I dont want a shot of my whole screen.

I need to be able to take a screenshot manually, and be able to click and adjust a window/box around the desired area (to only show specific things like the snippet tool on Windows)

for example I am writing a brief tutorial on Python's IDLE for my class, I just want to take 2 screenshots. One of JUST the Shell window and one of JUST the editor window, to show the difference in appearance. For simplicity I tried to do it on my partners laptop using Windows/Snippet, and use a USB memory stick to transfer onto my Pi (where I am writing the document using LibreOffice) but my Pi wont let me access the USB - saying read only even after changing permissions. So I am now looking to take the screenshots on the Pi.

I want to know if there is any other Linux or Raspbian screenshot software that people have used on Raspbian, and not so much directed towards command terminal usage. I need to be able to click and drag a box around the area I want to capture.

Let me know

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Re: Is There Screenshot software for Raspbian [NOT SCROT]

Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:18 pm

I find it easier to access the RPi remotely with RealVNC especially if annotations are needed.

- Use [Print Screen] (whole screen) or [Alt]+[Print Screen] (contents of an open window)
- C&P the capture into photo editing software of your choice.
- Annotate and then save as JPG or whatever.

RealVNC has an easy to use file transfer tool built in which can transfer files either direction.
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n67
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Re: Is There Screenshot software for Raspbian [NOT SCROT]

Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:09 pm

In the category of "Teaching a man to fish" - which in this case is short for "I'm too lazy to do the actual fishing myself" - I did:

$ apt-cache search screenshot|grep screenshot
gkrellshoot - Plugin for gkrellm to lock the screen and make screenshots
gnome-screenshot - screenshot application for GNOME
gpe-screenshot - screenshot application for GPE
gtk-vector-screenshot - takes screenshots of applications as PDF or SVG files
kazam - screencast and screenshot application created with design in mind
screenie-qt - fancy screenshot composer
shutter - feature-rich screenshot program
videocut - application for creating compositions of screenshots from videos
xfce4-screenshooter - screenshots utility for Xfce
$

Many of these look interesting. The problem, of course, is that you would have to install each one and test it out before you'd know if it is any good. I leave that as an exercise for the reader.

But I think it would be useful for the community if someone would take a shot (pun intended) at this.

n67
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Re: Is There Screenshot software for Raspbian [NOT SCROT]

Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:30 pm

Or, for that matter, why not just use the "-s" option to scrot?

I was able to make a screenshot of a region of the screen, using "scrot -s", that seemed just as easy/convenient as one is used to on more user-friendly OSes. Worked for me.

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Re: Is There Screenshot software for Raspbian [NOT SCROT]

Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:48 pm

Sounds like a job for a post-processing tool (as klricks said). I can't stand gimp (I was raised on Photoshop), but it is very capable and freely available on the Raspberry Pi.

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