Re: Screen Capturing with AS

David Mihm (davemann@ionet.net)
Tue, 27 Oct 1998 18:07:32 -0600 (CST)


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 
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