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== Workflow ==
 
== Workflow ==
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In this example [[KSnapshot|KSnapshot]] is used, but other screen capture applications work as well.
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* Open KSnapshot
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* Choose a '''Capture mode'''
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** ''Full Screen'': Everything on the screen is captured, usually used for ''desktop screenshots''
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** ''Region'': Only a region defined by the user is captured, usually used for ''application screenshots''
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* Click on '''New Snapshot'''
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** ''Full Screen'': Click anywhere on the screen to take the snapshot
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** ''Region'': Use the mouse to draw a rectangle around the region to be captured (for example around a window). Click on '''Enter''' or double click in the region to take the snapshot
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|[[Image:help-hint.png]]||'''Tip'''||||||||||||||
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The region can be resized and moved after releasing the mouse button
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* Click on '''Save As...'''
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* Browse to the location you want to save the image, give it a name ('''''name'''.png'') and click on '''Save'''
  
 
== Hints and Tips ==
 
== Hints and Tips ==

Revision as of 10:26, 9 July 2010

Guidelines

  • When taking screenshots of single a application/window, use a white background and include a margin (around 20 pixels) of the white wallpaper (this is to ensure that window shadows don't look cropped)
  • Set the language to English unless it's a localized screenshot
  • Save as PNG image
  • Preferably, use the default settings (icons, color scheme, style, window decoration, application settings etc.)
  • Preferably, use compositing (see Desktop Effects module in System Settings)
  • Preferably, use Liberation Sans, 9pt as font

Workflow

In this example KSnapshot is used, but other screen capture applications work as well.

  • Open KSnapshot
  • Choose a Capture mode
    • Full Screen: Everything on the screen is captured, usually used for desktop screenshots
    • Region: Only a region defined by the user is captured, usually used for application screenshots
  • Click on New Snapshot
    • Full Screen: Click anywhere on the screen to take the snapshot
    • Region: Use the mouse to draw a rectangle around the region to be captured (for example around a window). Click on Enter or double click in the region to take the snapshot
Help-hint.png Tip

The region can be resized and moved after releasing the mouse button

  • Click on Save As...
  • Browse to the location you want to save the image, give it a name (name.png) and click on Save

Hints and Tips

See Also


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