Hi. Unless I'm mistaken xwd isn't capable of capturing 24-bit visuals. It
seems almost useless on modern hardware. Is this an issue that has been
discussed here before?

Attempting to capture graphics-intense windows with xwd on x86-based XFree86
3.x or 4.x just gives a misleading error message, extra confusing because
other simpler windows on the same desktop will capture without trouble.

The ImageMagic import utility works consistently and writes directly to png.
Is there any thought to switching Gimp screen capture to use import?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Sven Neumann" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Federico Mena Quintero" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] 1.2 Bug Hunting

> Hi,
> Federico Mena Quintero <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > I've had this problem, and it appears to exist only with the version
> > > xwd that's shipped with XFree86 4.0.x where x<=2. I upgraded to 4.0.3
> > > and the problem went away. Same problem (with same version of X)
> > > with WindowMaker too.
> >
> > Oh dear.  Don't tell me that the GIMP uses xwd for getting
> > screenshots.  If so, please please *please* feel free to steal the
> > code from gdk_pixbuf_get_from_drawable().
> it does ;-)
> The screenshot plug-in is kind of old and has always been a quick hack.
> On the other hand it works pretty well for most users... Yes, we are
> considering another solution for the next version of Gimp. Since we will
> use GTK+-2.0, we will also use gdk-pixbuf and can thus use the
> functionality gdk-pixbuf provides. For Gimp-1.2 however things will not
> change.
> Salut, Sven

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