importlets you capture window from the screen into a file. Give the command
to capture a single window into the file
import -frame file.gif
file.gif. The cursor will turn to a crosshair, and you then click on the window you want to save. Be sure the window is not obscured by other windows. Omit the
-frameoption if you don't want the window frame (border and titlebar) saved.
To capture the entire screen, use the command
import -window root file.gif
import is rather slow; it may
take a minute or so to do its thing.
On SGI workstations there is a program called
snapshot which you can use to capture a region
of the screen which you select with the mouse. See its
page for details.
When viewing a Web page which contains an image with Netscape, you can put the mouse cursor over the image and press the right mouse button to bring up a menu which will let you save the image to a file. Other browsers may have similar options.
You can also fetch an image by specifying its URL directly,
(This method works for fetching background images as well; use the View Source option of your browser to look at the html source for the document to discover the file pathname of the background image.)
The Geometry Center has a scanner attached to a Macintosh; ask a staff member if you are interested in using it.
Created: May 31 1996 --- Last modified: Sun Jun 2 20:32:24 1996