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Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« on: October 24, 2016, 06:49:16 pm »
Late to the party, but ...

WoW !  :o

How did I miss 'Shutter' all these years ?!?!?!?  I guess it's because I'm in the habit of using 'scrot' from CLI.

Doing a search, I see that 'Shutter' has been brought up in a few posts, here, but I never paid any attention to it.

Today, I was looking for an easy way to make screenshots of individual displays, on my multi-monitor rig.

'Shutter' was the fix.  Installed it from the LP repo, added 'Image::ExifTool' for shiggles, and BOOM!

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 09:08:40 pm »
Yeah, it a wicked screen capture program.  It's bit on the chunky side though  :o.  I've been using it since I first used Linux nearly 4 years ago.   As I said, the big downside is its size.  Other than that, it's everything you need in one package  ;).
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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 09:16:36 pm »
For sure !

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╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ 
╰─➤  apt-cache depends shutter
shutter
  Depends: gnome-web-photo
  Depends: imagemagick
    graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat
    imagemagick:i386
  Depends: libglib-perl
  Depends: libgnome2-perl
  Depends: libgnome2-vfs-perl
  Depends: libgnome2-wnck-perl
  Depends: libgoo-canvas-perl
  Depends: libgtk2-appindicator-perl
  Depends: libgtk2-imageview-perl
  Depends: libgtk2-perl
  Depends: libgtk2-trayicon-perl
  Depends: libgtk2-unique-perl
  Depends: liblocale-gettext-perl
  Depends: libnet-dbus-perl
  Depends: libnet-oauth-perl
  Depends: libproc-processtable-perl
  Depends: librsvg2-common
  Depends: libwww-mechanize-perl
  Depends: libwww-perl
  Depends: libx11-protocol-perl
  Depends: libxml-simple-perl
  Depends: perlmagick
    graphicsmagick-libmagick-dev-compat
    libimage-magick-perl
  Depends: procps
    procps:i386
  Depends: xdg-utils
  Depends: libpath-class-perl
  Depends: libjson-perl
  Depends: libjson-xs-perl
  Depends: libfile-which-perl
  Depends: <libfile-spec-perl>
    perl-modules-5.22
  Depends: libfile-basedir-perl
  Depends: libfile-copy-recursive-perl
  Depends: libproc-simple-perl
  Depends: libsort-naturally-perl
  Suggests: libimage-exiftool-perl
  Suggests: nautilus-sendto
╭─vindsl@Boogaloo-5 ~ 
╰─➤
[close]

Probably around 100MB of depends ...   ;)
« Last Edit: October 24, 2016, 09:19:29 pm by VinDSL, Reason: Addendum »

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2016, 09:51:12 pm »
Ah, so it's a screenshot program?  (I guess you realize from that comment that you weren't alone under that rock :)) )

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 10:15:05 pm »
Yup !  This thing is great -- a major project, obviously.

Can't believe I've never run across it, before now ...   ::)

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2016, 04:59:30 am »
I did consider it for PM7, but the dependency weight bothered me a bit .. I think we have about half of them anyway, but even 50Mb seems a lot for a screenshot utility.

Funny the way Linux changes your perceptions .. I'd never have thought 50Mb a lot in Windows.
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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 09:33:34 am »
Funny the way Linux changes your perceptions .. I'd never have thought 50Mb a lot in Windows.

Hell, that's probably the size of one icon in Windows.  ::)

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 10:02:33 am »
Hi 

Shutter is one of my must installs, lots of flexability and easy to use (for me that's a must - if I have to read a manual then the software has failed in IMO)

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2016, 01:25:18 pm »
So that's every single command line utility out the window then ?
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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2016, 01:34:09 pm »
Hi

Maybe I should have clarified GUI software :)

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2016, 03:39:56 pm »
Just pullin ya leg :D
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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2016, 04:37:45 pm »

Funny the way Linux changes your perceptions .. I'd never have thought 50Mb a lot in Windows.

Hell, that's probably the size of one icon in Windows.  ::)

I've been forcing myself to boot into '10' once a day, to check for updates/upgrades.

The proprietary nVidia drivers get upgraded once or twice a month.  I'm aghast at the size - 700-800MB - and their servers are slow ! 

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2016, 05:11:13 pm »
I did consider it for PM7, but the dependency weight bothered me a bit .. I think we have about half of them anyway, but even 50Mb seems a lot for a screenshot utility.

I suppose you could stick a suitable version in the Peppermint repos, where it's easy to find, with the storage path set to 'Desktop' in the default prefs, and so forth.  It really is an excellent utility !

I've only scratched the surface, but it looks like all the steps I normally take to make a screenshot, shell into my server, transfer it, post it, etcetera can all be done from this single app.  Plus , I like they way it stays available in the panel, once you start it, or one can autostart it at boot, blah, blah, blah .  It's very well thought-out IMO.

As an aside, maybe Bryan could add some code to 'scrothelper' so one could choose screenshots of individual desktops on multi-display setups.  That's all I was looking for originally, when I discovered 'Shutter'. 

Anyway, maybe we can churn some ideas in Meta, and get something useful out of it, eh what ?   ;)

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2016, 11:21:43 pm »

Funny the way Linux changes your perceptions .. I'd never have thought 50Mb a lot in Windows.

Hell, that's probably the size of one icon in Windows.  ::)

I've been forcing myself to boot into '10' once a day, to check for updates/upgrades.

The proprietary nVidia drivers get upgraded once or twice a month.  I'm aghast at the size - 700-800MB - and their servers are slow !

10 makes you use the drivers from the Microsoft update thing, right?  I think I read that somewhere.  Ugh.  Yeah, the Microsoft Update servers are excruciatingly slow.  Fortunately, I don't have to deal with those anymore, except if I actually want to update my XBOX 360, which usually isn't on the Internet. (I tool the WIFI dongle off)

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Re: Just Discovered 'Shutter' LoL !
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2016, 03:15:01 am »
Just pullin ya leg :D

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