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Imagemagick import problems

asked 2013-01-02 13:14:02 -0500

updated 2013-01-02 13:31:18 -0500

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Hi! I am usig imagemagick import function to capture screens but getting this probem. Whenever i make screenshot of my maximized window (web browser) in image all small windows behind it can be seen. Example:

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When taking screenshot, browser was maximized and i could not see terminal by myself. It was somewhere behind. Is there a way to avoid this? So i dont see any other window from behind? Maybe other tool to make screenshots? Thanks!

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answered 2013-01-02 15:15:27 -0500

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scrot A simple command-line screenshot utility for X, which is available in the official repositories, enables taking screenshots from the CLI and offers features such as a user-definable time delay. Unless instructed otherwise, it saves the file in the current working directory.

scrot -t 20 -d 5

The above command saves a dated .png file, along with a thumbnail (20% of original), for Web posting. It provides a 5 second delay before capturing in this instance.

You can also use standard date and time formatting when saving to a file. e.g.,

scrot ~/screenshots/%Y-%m-%d-%T-screenshot.png

saves the screenshot in a filename with the current year, month, date, hours, minutes, and seconds to a folder in your home directory called "screenshots"

See man scrot for more information. You can simply automate the file to uploaded like so github

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answered 2013-01-02 13:44:18 -0500

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updated 2013-01-02 13:54:22 -0500

It seen a imagemagick bug, so to correct this situation feel free to fill a bug in Red Hat Bugzilla against the packed imagemagick. but you can use other tools for example :

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.

sudo yum install shutter

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you can use shutter in command line open a terminal -> shutter --help also gome-screenshot has a cli -> gnome-screenshot --help

hhlp gravatar imagehhlp ( 2013-01-02 14:58:21 -0500 )edit

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