It has never occurred to me to use GIMP to do screenshots. At face value, that sounds like extra work, kind of like using WORD to do screenshots.

I use Screenshot Captor, for Windows 7. It is excellent, and has all the options you need. You can select, crop, resize, and do some other things I've not had to do, and save it in quite a variety of formats. It even saves it in its own screen and then you can just open the program and drag and drop to email screenshots.


Ubuntu has good screenshot programs available through the software manager, and I like them as well.

But what version of Windows are you using? Ofnuts' guess brings to mind the fact that Windows 8/ 10 has serious identity confusion; it often thinks it's a tablet. "Can't get the mouse pointer when doing a screenshot of the whole screen" - really? LOL!

You know, you could get a second hard drive and try out one of the Ubuntu flavors. Unity most closely resembles Windows 8, and Kubuntu most resembles Windows XP, and if you add the Cairo dock (requires up to date video processor and its own Linux drivers if it has them), it resembles Windows 7. Unity won't run if the video processor isn't up to date either, and it can be hard with gnome. But if you've got Windows 8, the video processor is up to date, because it's a new computer.

Dora

-----Original Message----- From: Ofnuts
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2015 5:57 PM
To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Windows Version lacks 'Select a region to grab'

Possiby a restriction due to Windows screen management. IIRC you don't
get the mouse pointer when doing a screenshot of the whole screen.


On 25/08/15 00:14, Pat David wrote:
on 2.8.14 (Partha's build), I only have "Grab a single window" and "Grab
the whole screen".

So I'm going to say that there is no region selection for grabbing screen
shots in windows?

On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 5:04 PM AJ <codech...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello!

I'm regularly an Ubuntu Gimp user, but have occasion to use Gimp on
WIndows. When I have to use Windows, I was wondering if it's a version
issue or missing plugin or something... but the Windows version doesn't
appear to have the feature I love, that is 'Select a region to grab' in the
Create | Screenshot option.

Can anyone please advise?



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