David Mihm wrote: > > On Tue, 27 Oct 1998, (Cybiades) Peter B wrote: > ! > ! I have RH5.0 and AS 1.4.5(?) Anyhow, when I clicked upon take screenshot > ! or windowshot, it'd do nothing...an examination of .Aftersteperrors > ! showed that I lacked xgrabsc (good on you Red Hat!). So I went and > ! downloaded it...it's sitting in my /usr/X11R6/bin dir with most of the X > ! executables...now, it still does nothing...how do I get Afterstep to > ! recognise that xgrasc exists, or is there a better screen/window grabber > ! to use? Preferably in .rpm format if anyone knows of one... > > You already have something to take screenshots with, it's called > xwd, and is part of the XFree pkg. I prefer this to xgrabsc (it never > compiled for me) and to xv (which doesn't work to well), but the catch is; > you will need to convert it from the default format (.xwd) to the format > of your choice. The programs that I am aware of that can translate the > .xwd format are ImageMagick's convert (the best!) and the GIMP (who needs > the overhead just to convert (: ) > If you wish to view it before you convert it, you can use another > tool tht you should already have - xwud, this will allow you to view the > .xwd file. > Check the man pages for the full range of options to these > programs. > HTH Thank you very much! Actually, xwd lets you save it in .xpm format too...I tried xwd -out boogle.xpm and it saves it as an xpm...I haven't tried saving it as a JPEG or GIF yet...but thank you once again! 'Later Peter -- Cybiades: Computing For Fun http://www.ticnet.com/azenomei/fels/fels.html Visit my online world!!! (In progress) Linux 2.0.35 and proud of it!