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ymousselli
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Snipping Tool

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What's a good snipping tool to install?

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I have heard that there is something in Windows called snipping tool, but I forget what it is. If you tell us what it is, somebody can probably tell you what you need to install. (Many of us here haven't used Windows in so long that we don't know their terminology. And prefer it that way.)
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Here's something very much like the Windows Snipping Tool (I've not tried it): https://www.maketecheasier.com/hotshots ... ool-linux/

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As a fellow n00b, I'll pass along what I use. In the Windows world, I'm a corporate site administrator of a purely Windows environment. In that role, I found and got hooked (and hooked the rest of my coworkers) on an older freeware utility called "MWSnap" that's used throughout our various sites. I wanted to find something along those lines (it's a snipping tool, 'cause I hate the Win 7 version) for my Linux install. Since I'm new to the Linux world, I keep documentation on how I've configured my particular installation of Linux, so that it closely parallels the options and settings I've installed on my Windows boxes. It also allows me to rebuild more easily when I screw something up...

So on that note, here's how to set up a snipping tool so that it closely resembles the Windows utility called "MWSnap" in its default installation (where it says "Like MWSnap," that's the key combo that I'm used to and is the default in the Windows version). This is effectively a cut & paste from my own documentation:

Screenshotting:
sudo apt-get install shutter (actual program)
sudo apt-get install libgoo-canvas-perl (enables editing of the screen shot - this is optional, but recommended)
Go into system settings, then keyboard, click the shortcuts tab, click custom shortcuts , then the + button to add the following:
name = Shutter area to clipboard
command = shutter -s

Click one of the “unassigned” entries at the bottom and hit ctrl-shift-a (like MWSnap)
add another:
name = Shutter window to clipboard
command = shutter -a

Hit ctrl-shift-w for key combo (like MWSnap)
add another:
name = Shutter desktop to clipboard
command = shutter -f

Hit ctrl-shift-d for key combo (like MWSnap)
etc…

Hope this is of use.

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Hi,

I use Gnome-screenshot which is in the software depository.

To quote from one of the reviews of it "Not as feature rich as shutter, but it does the job well. in particular i find it a bit better than mate-screenshot, because it automatically names the files using the date, and saves them at the right place by default (pictures not desktop).

Rgds, Tony

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Boca wrote:Hi,

I use Gnome-screenshot which is in the software depository.

To quote from one of the reviews of it "Not as feature rich as shutter, but it does the job well. in particular i find it a bit better than mate-screenshot, because it automatically names the files using the date, and saves them at the right place by default (pictures not desktop).

Rgds, Tony
mate-screenshot now does the same. To the OP, just press the Prt Sc key - or SHIFT plus Prt Sc key for an area
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Re: Snipping Tool

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Boca wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:52 am
Hi,

I use Gnome-screenshot which is in the software depository.

To quote from one of the reviews of it "Not as feature rich as shutter, but it does the job well. in particular i find it a bit better than mate-screenshot, because it automatically names the files using the date, and saves them at the right place by default (pictures not desktop).

Rgds, Tony
Yes, but that captures the whole screen. A "snipping" tool is meant to capture only what portion you want.

I guess a person could capture the screen... then call up a graphics editor and crop the portion you want. Just more work that way.

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joey07 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Boca wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:52 am
Hi,

I use Gnome-screenshot which is in the software depository.

To quote from one of the reviews of it "Not as feature rich as shutter, but it does the job well. in particular i find it a bit better than mate-screenshot, because it automatically names the files using the date, and saves them at the right place by default (pictures not desktop).

Rgds, Tony
Yes, but that captures the whole screen. A "snipping" tool is meant to capture only what portion you want.

I guess a person could capture the screen... then call up a graphics editor and crop the portion you want. Just more work that way.
You can also capture only a portion of the screen with gnome-screenshot.

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vvv511 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:55 pm
joey07 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:49 pm
Boca wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:52 am
Hi,

I use Gnome-screenshot which is in the software depository.

To quote from one of the reviews of it "Not as feature rich as shutter, but it does the job well. in particular i find it a bit better than mate-screenshot, because it automatically names the files using the date, and saves them at the right place by default (pictures not desktop).

Rgds, Tony
Yes, but that captures the whole screen. A "snipping" tool is meant to capture only what portion you want.

I guess a person could capture the screen... then call up a graphics editor and crop the portion you want. Just more work that way.
You can also capture only a portion of the screen with gnome-screenshot.
I didn't know that. Still new to Mint. Thanks.

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Personally I like KSnip as it allows some additional simple editing after the screen shot has been taken & before it has been saved.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ksnip/
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Re: Snipping Tool

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ymousselli wrote:
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:21 pm
What's a good snipping tool to install?
If you're just looking for something to take a basic screen shot both Cinnamon & Mate have "Screenshot" (Mate may be "Take Screenshot"). Both allow you to select the area you want to capture.

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Yup. Press and hold Shift, tap PrtSc briefly and see what happens.
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Moem wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:38 am
Yup. Press and hold Shift, tap PrtSc briefly and see what happens.
I'm using Gnome screenshot on Mint 19.3 and it works quite well for full screen and partial screen copy. You can find it in the repository.

I was curious with what you said about PrtSc so I tried what you said and all that happened was the display dimmed a bit until I left clicked on a clear space. Then I tried PrtSc by itself without the SHIFT key and and it will give a full screen screen shot.

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Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:22 am
I was curious with what you said about PrtSc so I tried what you said and all that happened was the display dimmed a bit until I left clicked on a clear space.
Hmm! When I do that, the cursor changes into a cross and it lets me select a portion of the screen by dragging it. Once I release it, it takes a screen shot and asks me where I want to save it.
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Moem wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:36 am
Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:22 am
I was curious with what you said about PrtSc so I tried what you said and all that happened was the display dimmed a bit until I left clicked on a clear space.
Hmm! When I do that, the cursor changes into a cross and it lets me select a portion of the screen by dragging it. Once I release it, it takes a screen shot and asks me where I want to save it.
Hmm, odd! That does nothing on mine, PrtSc, PrtSc + Shift, PrtSc + fn, PrtSc + Shift + fn, nothing! I'm running Cinnamon 19.2 in VBox, could that be an issue?. Minor issue frankly, the app works!

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Moem wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:36 am
Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:22 am
I was curious with what you said about PrtSc so I tried what you said and all that happened was the display dimmed a bit until I left clicked on a clear space.
Hmm! When I do that, the cursor changes into a cross and it lets me select a portion of the screen by dragging it. Once I release it, it takes a screen shot and asks me where I want to save it.
OK, I'm going blind in my old age. I never even saw the cursor change. Yeesh!

Even more curious, after taking the screen shot, you get the same save or copy to clipboard screen that Gnome Screenshot has. Methinks I'll go back to bed, now; I'm getting a headache. :? :wink:

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Re: Snipping Tool

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Hmm, another oddity! Where as w/my W10 laptop w/Cinn 19.2 in VBox & PrtSc does absolutely nothing, on my older W7 laptop w/Mate 19.2, PrtSc + fn takes a full screen shot!

Just FYI!

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