Re: open source screen capture

Subject: Re: open source screen capture
From: "Mike McCallister" <workingwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 15:06:52 -0500

Not to be overly fussy, Fred, but everything at SourceForge (as
perhaps implied by the site's name) is open source. Owned, in fact, by
the Open Source Technology Group (which also owns several other
Linux-related sites)

You are absolutely right that not everything here is for Windows
(although it's actually a little surprising that so much does run in
that environment), and certainly every app/project here is at some
different stage of development.

To contribute something more positive to this thread, I will note that
KSnapshot, the built-in screen-capture tool in the KDE desktop, works
very well. Maybe not quite as advanced as SnagIt, but quite good. If
you've got a reasonably high-powered machine and are up for a lot of
tinkering, you can even get it working in Windows with the Cygwin

Mike McCallister

On 6/22/06, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

I don't know how you got 874 hits for screen capture when
you queried SourceForge. Their topic for screen captures
(Multimedia / Graphics / Capture / Screen Capture) contains
only 57 items. Of those 57 items, less than half are actually
tools for making screen shots, and not all of those are for
Windows. Furthermore, just because a tool is free does not
mean that it is open source, which was specifically requested
by the original poster.

Mike McCallister
Technical Writing Consultant, Compuware
Author, "SUSE Linux 10 Unleashed"

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