ksnapshot vs gnome-screenshot: no comparison! January 22, 2007Posted by NAyK in How-To, Linux, Recommendation, Reviews, Screenshots, Software, Working with Linux.
This is just a quick post to pronounce my verdit (that’s if you don’t know it already). ksnapshot is really a very good, flexible and superior screenshot generator in comparison to gnome’s own’s screenshot gnome-screenshot. In fact, ksnapshot is so good, that I would recommend any gnome user to install ksnapshot by default. It’s more functional and a lot more fun.
Below is a screenshot of ksnapshot made by ksnapshot. As you can see it has more functons that gnome-screenshot, whose screenshot is also below.
I still don’t know how to take screenshots of boot-processes etc. But I’ve really enjoyed playing around with ksnapshot.
For making screenshots using ksnapshot, press <alt f2> which is linux’s universal application launcher (use it, it will become indespensable!). And then type ksnapshot (it should auto compelte in grey if you have it installed already) and press <enter>. The screenshot will appear, but you can just choose to make a more controlled screenshot later.
Now that I’ve said my ‘two-bits’… it’s off for the day!
ksnapshot: as you can see, many functions. I like the delayed response, the region chooser etc.
gnome-screenshot: as you can see, it’s pretty much like pressing <PrtScr>. not that helpful at all… except for the save as function, perhaps.