ScreenCapturing tool for FreeBSD-7.0 Release

Frank Staals frankstaals at
Wed Sep 24 17:33:22 UTC 2008

Roland Smith wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 09:09:23AM +0000, dhaneshk k wrote:
>> HI all ;
>> Can anyone recommend a working screencapturing tool such as XvidCap
>> for FreeBSD-7.0 ,
>> I installed XvidCap but its not working any other tools OR Solutions
>> for doing screen Capturing ..
>> It will be useful for  demo presentations  alot..
> If you are using X11, try xwd(1) that comes with it. You'll need a tool
> like netpbm or ImageMagick to convert dump files to other formats.
> Or you can use the gimp to capture and process window images under X11.
> I'm not aware of any screen dump apps on the console. You can of course
> run console apps in an X terminal and capture that.
> Roland
ImageMagick has the 'import' command which can directly capture screen 
to some sensible format such as jpg. You'll get a pointer from which you 
can drag a box on the screen which you want to capture. Alternively you 
can just click an application to take a screenshot of that application 
window. And probably you can make screenshots of the entire screen 
without having to drag a box too

-Frank Staals

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