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KSnapshot is a screen shot application for the KDE desktop environment.

A similar application in Gnome is Take A Screenshot (gnome-sreenshot). There's also Shutter, a GNOME application that not only takes screenshots, but provides different options to select the area of the screenshot, the window to be captured, etc.

With this application you can do the following:

  • Capture the whole desktop
  • Capture a single window or application
  • Save images in various file types
  • Time delay screenshots
  • Perform some image effects.

Basic Usage

Basic Usage

KSnapshot allows users to use 'hotkeys' to take a screenshot of the entire screen, a selected portion, one window or just one part of a window. Users then have the choice to save the screenshot in a variety of formats, copy it to the clipboard or directly open it with any program that is associated with image files.

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You can access this application in the following ways:

  • Computer ▸ More Applications ▸ Accessories section ▸ (N/A) Not available here.
  • From the command line, type: 'ksnapshot'

Usage Options

Usage Options

The main usage options are listed in the following chart:

Option Description Example
Full Screen Using the default 'full screen' option allows you to capture a particular moment of your entire desktop.

to use this option select it from the Capture Mode pull-down menu
Example
Window Under Curser Using this option allows you to capture a particular moment of your entire desktop.

to use this option select it from the Capture Mode pull-down menu
Example
Region Using this option allows you to capture a region on your desktop by drawing a box around it with your mouse.

to use this option select it from the Capture Mode pull-down menu
Example
Section Of Window Using the default 'full screen' option allows you to capture a particular section within a window. The section is highlighted in red.

to use this option select it from the Capture Mode pull-down menu
Example


Other Options:

  • Screenshot Delay - allows you to wait X amount of seconds before the screen shot is taken, this can allow you to properly setup screenshots.
  • Include Window Decorations - allows you to automatically cut out part of the Window if not needed.


Further Information

Further Reading and Information

For more information regarding KSnaphshot , please refer to the following external website:

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