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  • #17958
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    linuxdaddy

    Thanks for the links skidoo…I haven’t had alot of time to install and
    test software lately. Flameshot does what I need it to do and works. If
    I really need to I could use the paint programs to edit them using the
    stock screenshot utility.
    Hotshots has a delay option in preferences and quite a few things I’ll
    never use.
    BTW calling software “bad” is the opinion of
    the user and use of the software and life is to short to flamewar on
    which program is better than another one. Also this has gotten way off
    topic for this thread.

    Normal == 🙂
    depends on the surrounding crowd ?!

    #16724
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    which application do you use to draw the circles and arrows onto the screenshots with?

    Across the past couple years I had used a pygtk program named “Dappy” (Draw And Paint in PYthon) which I had downloaded from github and modded
    https://github.com/ADM91/Dappy

    Currently I’m trialing “flameshot” (a slighty older version of is available from MX rep). It is actively developed & the devs have been responsive to feature requests. (forewarning: it’s a Qt5 program, has a high-overhead memory footprint)

    #17435
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    linuxdaddy

    Thx skiddoo,

    I haven’t really messed with the drawing on screen but have seen it done by others.
    So I’ll play with it…I thought maybe the programs were in the repos instead of
    having to build them. BTW usually memory footprint isn’t a problem on most of my
    machines I get them to 2gb ram and higher.

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    depends on the surrounding crowd ?!

    #17550
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    linuxdaddy

    Hey skidoo. So far flameshot is working great, It was in stretch-backports on
    packages.debian.org. I have to still make a shortcut for it since it doesn’t
    show up on the menu.

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    #17889
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    @ linuxdaddy

    Don’t waste your lifetime on bad software. Flameshot may get hot one day in the future, but as is in the present, it should be avoided.

    Your best bets:

    1. https://sourceforge.net/projects/hotshots/

    2. http://shutter-project.org/

    How strange is to be anything at all. (Alice in Wonderland)

    #17910
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    @ linuxdaddy

    Don’t waste your lifetime on bad software. Flameshot may get hot one day in the future, but as is in the present, it should be avoided.

    Your best bets:

    1. https://sourceforge.net/projects/hotshots/

    2. http://shutter-project.org/

    Flameshot is under active development & its devs are open to entertaining feature suggestions.
    Per my testing, its operation is bug-free, its UI is intuitive and its featureset covers my typical needs.
    Workflow -wise, I sometimes find it desirable to feed an imagefile created by flameshot, feed it to mtpaint and apply 5% sharpening prior to uploading to imagehosting website. What’s nonsense (nonsensical) is the unsubstantiated claim that “it should be avoided”.

    .
    HotShots is a fine (python + Qt4) proggie ~~ kudos for mentioning it.
    the comparative desktop session memory overhead (in case readers care to know):
    34mb hotshots
    57mb flameshot

    HotShots is chockfull of teats-on-a-bull features that one seldoms needs to use, has an overwhelming (arguably confusing) UI, and hasn’t seen active development since 2014. There is a forked version which adds Qt5 support — https://github.com/obiwankennedy/HotShots — which I’ve bookmarked & periodically do followup to check its progress.

    If you (linuxdaddy) care to testdrive HotShots, ignore the borne-of-ignorance suggestion to obtain it from sourceforge.
    It’s available here:
    .

    installation howto for an antiX17 64-bit system:
    sudo apt-get install libqxt-core0 libqxt-gui0
    cd /tmp && wget http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/h/hotshots/hotshots_2.2.0-1mx17+1_amd64.deb
    sudo dpkg -i http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/h/hotshots/hotshots_2.2.0-1mx17+1_amd64.deb

    installation howto for an antiX17 32-bit system:
    sudo apt-get install libqxt-core0 libqxt-gui0
    cd /tmp && wget http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/libh/libheif/heif-thumbnailer-dbgsym_1.3.2-1~mx17+1_i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/h/hotshots/hotshots_2.2.0-1mx17+1_amd64.deb

    IIRC, its installation doesn’t place a .desktop launcher, so you’ll probably want to manually create one
    (hint: Exec=/usr/bin/hotshots) then perform “Update Menus”

    a few other possible reasons HotShots may not become your goto screencap utility:

    — its “arrow” tool renders lines which look like flukeworms (eeew, gross!)

    — comparatively large default filesize of the imagefiles it produces, vs other tools

    — comparatively more complex workflow, often involving further post-processing to apply sharpening and/or similar corrections

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    http://shutter-project.org/

    shutter is a fine, featureful FOSS product… yet I cannot recommend its use in antiX.
    YMMV. Many of my installed apps already depend Qt4/Qt5.
    NONE of my installed apps depend on “all this” —v

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    #17913
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    A quick follow-on point:

    For that tall screenshot, above, I resorted to using “mirage: fullscreen, 4sec time delay”
    so that I could hover and maintain visiblity of the vertical scrollbar of the synaptic dialogbox.
    AFAIK, neither HotShots nor flameshot provides an optional delay.

    #17924
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    noClue

    Except of „in active developement“ there‘s not much good to say about Flameshot. But as I said, hope dies last. Maybe it’ll get better some day in future.

    By the way, I‘m not the only n00b around who puts it in place with that ‘wondering interface’ and incapable of making active window screenshots.

    Life is too short for the bad software.

    http://www.ocsmag.com/2019/01/25/flameshot-a-shot-in-the-dark/

    How strange is to be anything at all. (Alice in Wonderland)

    #17956
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    Hooray! we’ve been split to a new topic.

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