[NBLUG/talk] Using import from ImageMagick on Ubuntu

Troy Arnold troy at zenux.net
Fri Nov 23 12:31:07 PST 2007

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 11:43:21AM -0800, Steve Bursch wrote:
> I'm using Ubuntu 7.10 with Gnome.  From time-to-time, I need to capture
> some regions on the screen (usually error messages, or similar items).  I
> want use the import program created by ImageMagick because it allows me
> to define the region to be captured by dragging the mouse.
> I'm having problems, however, because import is a command-line program,
> and the terminal screen often gets in the way of capturing the region of
> interest.  The import program intercepts keystrokes, so it seems I'm
> prohibited from shifting the focus from the terminal session to the
> window containing the region I want to capture.  Clicking the mouse in
> the window containing the region causes import to capture the whole
> screen...not what I want.

Try using sleep to give yourself a few seconds to get set up:

$ sleep 5; import foo.png

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