Desktop Capture

by Unknown

UUID: capture@rjanja
Score: 67
Last edited: 1 day ago
Last commit: ba0627d3dc21f86994771dc65a5022889741a662



Screenshot and screencasting tools

35 Comments

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9 months ago
This applet is fantastic - a boon to users of Mint. However, the lovely upload-to-imgur function has stopped working on my system. When I click upload nothing happens. It does not seem to be a firewall problem. Nor does uninstalling and reinstalling the applet help; and I have the most recent version (the most recent version, that is, that is downloadable from within Cinnamon). Perhaps a new version of Cinnamon is to blame? I have Mint 17.3 x64 Cinnamon 2.8.8.
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1 year ago
Screen recording works great. Just what I was looking for. Thanks! 5 stars.
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1 year ago
Thanks Ivanwah, I have released a fix for that. In the future if you have problems to report please use the Github Issues page - I am not updated when there are new comments here!

Thanks for all the feedback guys!
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1 year ago
Amazing, 5 stars without thinking!
Only one tiny little issue - when I take a screenshot of an entire screen, I get no camera flash effect. The effect is still there when I take a screenshot of a window or an area, even when I take a screenshot of the whole desktop as a window. Is it supposed to be that way? I can live with it, but it would be perfect if it worked.
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1 year ago
Nvm, I forgot to restart cinnamon, it works great.
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1 year ago
Can't install on Cinnamon 2.4.8.
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2 years ago
error with ffmpeg recorder:
ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1026x844 -r 30 -qscale 1 -i :0.0+137,105 {...}/screencast-2015-01-03-120539.mkv

Option qscale (use fixed quality scale (VBR)) cannot be applied to input file :0.0+137,105 -- you are trying to apply an input option to an output file or vice versa. Move this option before the file it belongs to.
Error parsing options for input file :0.0+137,105.
Error opening input files: Invalid argument

remove " -qscale 1 " in terminal fix issue.
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2 years ago
Remember to use this applet year ago, Enjoyed a lot. Good job!
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2 years ago
Nice improvement, Cheers!
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2 years ago
Somehow the option to copy image data to the clipboard is not working for me any more.
Versions:
Ubuntu:13.04
Cinnamon 2.0.14-20131203040009-raring
Applet: .95 ( just downloaded from GIT )

Let me know if there is anyway to help debug?
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2 years ago
Using Mint 16. Cinnamon. 64 bit.
Nice applet, but some bugs that I found.

The default paths are not working.
(note double slashes for pictures)
(I did not have a folder called screenshots - was it going to make one or was I susposed to make one,)
~/Pictures/screenshots
tries to save to (from what it put in the clipboard)
/home/peter//Pictures/screenshots/screenshot-window-2014-02-03-174006.png
If I change it to
/home/peter/Pictures
it works

needed to change the default path for video or the recorder would not work
(no folder called screencasts - see above)
~/Videos/screencasts
changed to
/home/peter/Videos

Then the recorder worked but only records video, no sound. I have a usb webcam with a mic in it and no sound is recorded. No option to record sound. Just shows the options 'recorder' and 'start recording' - see screenshot at
https://f.cloud.github.com/assets/6579798/2071586/52241df6-8d2b-11e3-85e1-bea95f807694.png
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3 years ago
I love this applet, it is a great alternative to GNOME Screenshot. However, like every other screenshotter I have tried aside from GNOME Screenshot, setting a keybind to my printscreen button doesn't seem to work. Every other key is fine but printscreen is not. Is there a way you can fix this?
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3 years ago
jonbrett, yes the source is on Github (see Website button above, I'll link it within the description next time) and I'm more than happy to merge in patches sent via pull requests. I don't really have a development roadmap as I'm not sure how many people are using this applet and mainly developed it for myself. But the settings need to be updated a bit and yes, shortcut keys would be great.

CaptainMark, custom toggle buttons shouldn't be too hard to implement. I'll look into this soon. The "Capture window as area" was originally included so we'd have an option of whether to show content behind transparent windows, but it seems there's a backend capture issue which is causing the regular window captures to fail with very odd distortion, so when this happens, window-as-area is the only decent way to get a window shot.

This site doesn't notify on new comments, so feel free to open issues at the Github project page for wishlist/bugfix requests!
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3 years ago
Nice applet. How about adding some shortcut keys, now that the Cinnamon settings API in 1.8 has made this easy :). Also is the source available on Github or similar? This applet seems popular so you may find people might start fixing stuff for you if they can easily post pull requests and patches.
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3 years ago
Okay nevermind I got sound to work but it would be nice to have a toggle between recording sound from the microphone and recording sound output from the system, I'm pretty sure ffmpeg can do this, I've done it before but can remember how
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3 years ago
I don't have the option to record sound when doing a video though, how do I do that?
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3 years ago
Very nice applet, I tweaked around a little, to put the most important items (to me) first so its now Screen>window>area. I'm finding the window option doesn't work unless i use the "Capture window as area" option, if I don't have this selected it brings up a mostly transparent photo covered in weird artifacts, other than that, nice!
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3 years ago
slcpunk, glad you enjoy it. The link you shared isn't available anymore. There is an option in the applet settings (Screenshot->Interface) for using the symbolic (b&w) icon. Unfortunately you will need to (temporarily) select "Cinnamon Screenshot" in order to toggle that option, but you can switch back after. I'll probably end up moving some of those agnostic options to a separate tab. (Or quite possibly moving to using Cinnamon Settings). Thanks for the feedback guys!
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3 years ago
You sir, saved my life.
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3 years ago
Still love the applet, hate to even make this comment....but the big green icon just doesn't fit with the rest of the applets. I know its personal, but a small grey icon just "fits" better to me!

Here's a replacement screen shot:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1fZV5rkJv9BMzV0ZEVnUVJobzg/edit?usp=sharing

I think originally you had a similar small grey icon, but somewhere along the way you switched it up.
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3 years ago
Great applet, fella; 5 stars for me.
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3 years ago
Very very very nice!

I tried to use the record option but it doesn't seem to be working... I tried changing between Cinnamon Recorder and FFmpeg but none work... any ideas?
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3 years ago
Works great. Amazing. You nailed it. Many thanks.
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3 years ago
@slcpunk, sorry, I managed to leave a development bit in there that effectively broke the whole thing. If you'll be a sport and try the latest, I think it'll work for you now :)
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3 years ago
I used looking glass to see the error, but don't really know how to get more detailed info. If there is any way I can assist, please let me know.
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3 years ago
Ooops - getting error when loading. TypeError: e is null ( capture is undefined ) I didn't restart, but I did restart cinnamon and logout and log back in. ( LM14, Cin 1.6 )
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3 years ago
YOU DA MAN! Really, great, thanks!
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3 years ago
@slcpunk: an option to copy screenshot image to clipboard is in place now, cheers :)
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3 years ago
Hi slcpunk, I'll look at adding an option for copying screenshot data to clipboard, I think it won't be too difficult. Re: shortcut keys, there's no easy way at the moment, but this is one area we should see improvements on in the future. There's been talk of having applets supply default keybindings to be used as "hints" for the user to set when they feel like it, from within Cinnamon Settings - Applets. That's still a ways off, so I'll have to ponder over a decent way to set shortcuts for the time being. I've been considering using d-bus already, and that'd be one way of invoking the applet/screenshot backend. Thanks for the comment, cheers!
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3 years ago
Any chance you could add an option to copy the image to the clipboard instead ( or as an option in addition to the path ). I can't make gnome-screenshot or shutter work - your awesome applet is the only thing that seems to actually take a screen shot in LM14 ...

Oh, also, can I assign shortcut keys to this applet?

Thanks in advance
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4 years ago
the screen shot doesnt work tries saving to the wrong folder, after changing this the screen shot still doesnt work the timer is working, just doesnt take a screenshot. "linux mint 14 nadia" for the recorder it uses therecorder built into cinn, recorder that can be used by alt-ctrl-shift-r.
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4 years ago
billynick, I have added a short changelog to the description and I'll try to keep it updated with the most recent entries. Thanks!
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4 years ago
is there a changelog?
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4 years ago
Hi bimsebasse! I have to agree with you, it is hard to style the interactive mode dialog. There are a number of limitations going against us here, so I had to kind of ignore the look of that dialog in favor of making its components work. The label font looks horrible unless it's a smaller size and I'm not sure if there's an inherited style that is causing this or if it's something else. I'll check out the labels and spacing with some other themes and see if I can figure out if an implementation change will improve it at all. Thanks for giving it a try :)
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4 years ago
Hi rjanja, thanks for this applet which I primarily use to see how checkboxes and radiobuttons look in themes :o)

One little UI complaint, it's nigh impossible to make the interactive modal dialog look nice. Either the checkbox/radiobutton label font is poorly rendered (Baldr, Minty), the "use capture timer" label is cropped (Gnome) or the checkbox spacing is odd (Void, Gnome). It's only in Ambiance it looks good, sorta. All these things are pretty hard to sort on theme level, I usually find a way but with interactive modal I have pretty much given up :o(