Version: (using KDE KDE 3.3.0)
Installed from: SuSE RPMs
I recently needed to take a number of screenshots of a jump&run game called "SuperTux". It was a time-consuming process as I started ksnapshot and then knew that I had a number of seconds to actually get something interesting for the picture. Then, I paused the game, had a quick look at the screenshot, noticed that it was not so good, launched another screenshot-taking process... after all, I repeated this for some 30 times.
During the process, I greatly missed a feature that I would like to propose: To take a number screenshots in fixed intervals, such as one screenshot in 10 seconds. I would just have played the game for, let's say, half an hour and kuickshot would have taken some 100+ screenshots of it. Enough of a choice to find a good one.
If this feature is introduced, I suggest to have various variables for the filename format, e.g. a number n that counts up or the current time.
Would it be enough to have a DCOP interface that could say snapShot(filename), so you can write a simple script that can provide whatever name you like.
Well, that would at least be a start. As a non-programmer however, I wouldn't be able to write such a script. ;-)
Things could get a little complicated in the case of 'window under cursor', once the window performs some action:
- resize/move are simple, it should be easy to track it and still snapshot the correct thing.
- iconify or move-to-desktop are problematic, there is nothing to snapshot any more.
> Would it be enough to have a DCOP interface that could say snapShot(filename)
One could also do snapShotnext(filename) using Ksnapshot::autoincFilename()function --broken right now, see http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=94726 -- to perform a series of saves in different filenames.
*** Bug 271129 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can we reopen that for Spectacle? It would be a nice feature (even though it is done easily with some bash scripting)
See bug 366598. I am sure a screen cast recorder would allow you to specify the capture speed (FPS).
Hello! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this project has been unmaintained for many years and I will be closing this bug. Spectacle is the replacement for ksnapshot now. Please test again and file a new bug for Spectacle if you still have issues. Thank you!