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Capturing Screen Shots on Linux

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by Whil Hentzen
Length: 14 pgs
Formats Available: PDF
Press date: 2004/1/31
Source code: N/A

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Making a copy of a screenshot on a Linux box and then placing it in a document or giving it to a printer for output is an operation that many people need to perform, but very few people know how to do properly. In this whitepaper, I'll discuss how to capture a screen, how to handle size and resolution issues, and how to prepare it for output. I'll be using The GIMP, an open source source tool that comes with most popular distributions of Linux.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
1.1. Copyright
1.2. Revisions
1.2.1. History
1.2.2. New version
1.2.3. Feedback and corrections
1.3. References and acknowledgments
1.4. Disclaimer
1.5. Prerequisites

2. Basic concepts

3. Capturing a screen shot using The GIMP

4. Working with a screen capture
4.1 Give it to a printer
4.2 Web page placement
4.2.1 Resolution
4.2.2 Image size
4.2.3 File size
4.3 Placing in a document

5. Where to go for more information

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