Chanchao custom at
Tue Nov 21 02:37:32 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 23:47 +0100, Mario Vukelic wrote:

Great discussion.. as it happens I was just about to boot back into
Windows to get screenshots for an application I have to write a manual

The Ubuntu built-in capture tool is VERY basic, only slightly better
than what's built into Windows.. :) 

But for Windows you have excellent free (small 'f') tools like FastStone
Capture, which I was about to go use.

>From the discussion here I also tried KSnapshot, which is A LOT better
than the standard Ubuntu one!!  Needless to say you don't need Kubuntu
to run it; just bite the bullet and install it, sooner or later you'll
end up with all the KDE libraries anyway. (Or the other way around, when
running Kubuntu, sooner or later you'll end up with all the Gnome/GTK
libraries just the same.)

It's a bit unfortunate that KDE apps stick to their own theme & fonts
and stuff though.. I guess future versions of Ubuntu could integrate
them more so that the KDE tools use similar colors and fonts?

But anyway, KSnapshot looks like it'll do the job. (Being able to
capture just part of the screen..) It's still no FastStone though, which
automatically produces a magnifying glass to help you with free-form


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