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Hello Marc, Kevin, *, 

On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 09:56:17 -0400
Marc Paré <> wrote:

Le 2011-07-06 06:02, Sigrid Carrera a écrit :
Hi Marc,

On Wed, 06 Jul 2011 04:53:53 -0400
Marc Paré<>  wrote:

Hi Sigrid

Le 2011-07-06 04:41, Sigrid Carrera a écrit :

I'm not sure about the theme for mouse pointers. I usually set Gimp to not include the mouse 
pointer when taking a screenshot. In this case you won't see it at all. But I guess, there's 
no harm in suggesting which theme to use for the mouse pointer as well.


I use Ksnapshot for my screenshots. Have you tried it? I was hoping this
would work for LibreOffice screen captures.

I know Ksnapshot and I like it very much. But since I changed to the gnome desktop (I have 
trouble finding my way with the KDE 4 Desktop) I use Gimp instead. And since I want to 
change/modify the screenshot afterwards anyways, I have it already in the correct program. ;) 
But if I remember correctly, even with Ksnapshot you can decide, if you want to picture the 
mouse pointer or not. Maybe Ksnapshot has a different default setting from Gimp.

I am sure, that you can use Ksnapshot for your screen captures.


It would be great if we could have a "fast and easy" way for people to 
learn how to do screenshots. Gimp has a little steep learning curve. 
Could you give me a quick example of what kind of things you would 
usually change with your screenshots?

Hm, Making Screenshots with Gimp is quite easy: 

1) Start Gimp
2) Go to File > Create > Screenshot
3) Select what you want to capture, don't forget to set a delay to be able to click on the window 
you want to capture
4) Klick on "Snap"
5) Save your screenshot in the format you want (I usually use png)

What I often do is resizing the image (you'll find this under Image > Scale image) or cropping a 
If I need to add arrows and text or circles to make clear what the text is talking about, I often 
do this in Draw (which can also export an image as a png file). 

And, something (a bit) unrelated: Gimp has a few filters to test how something will look to someone 
who is colourblind. You'll find those filters in View > Display filter. I tested all the 
screennshots I made with these filters, it was quite interesting. Seeing, that something I see as 
green might be seen by someone else as pink. 

And yes, with Knapshot, you do have the option of taking a screenshot 
with or without cursor/pointer.


Btw, I haven't seen shutter in the Mageia repositories either. Maybe a bugreport (aka package 
request) is in order? 


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