[Novalug] how do you capture Google's satellite photographs (or, does linux have a 'dump screen' utility?)
bdalzell at qis.net
Mon Aug 25 23:08:54 EDT 2008
On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Nino Pereira wrote:
NP >I wanted to send a satellite photograph by email, so I printed the
NP >map found with Google Maps to a file. This gives only the underlying
NP >map, not the satellite photograph that's on top of it (and, my map
NP >didn't have any roads so that it was completely blank).
NP >Any suggestions on how to do this?
Ubuntu comes with a print screen application. I use it a lot to capture
images from the web that are "protected" from a simple "save image
as" choice from right clicking the mouse when it is over the
image to be saved.
The screenshot application is called
Gnome screenshot will grab the window the mouse is over or the entire
NP >I succeeded by dumping the screen, with the utility 'xwd': in an
NP >x-window you type
NP >xwd -out mapfile
NP >this gives you a crosshair, which you place on the x-window you want
NP >to capture. Then, you click the mouse, and there it is.
NP >You can see what you got with
NP >xwud -in mapfile
NP >Then, you can read 'mapfile' into the Gimp, and edit it.
NP >While I still would like to know how to do it easier, I didn't know
NP >xwd or xwud. So, I thought you might want to try it too.
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NP >Novalug at calypso.tux.org
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