Taking Screenshots KDE


The reason for distributing programming screenshots is to acquaint imminent clients with the look and feel and to give them a thought of what’s in store from the item once they have it running. In this way, screen shots ought to report normal use of nature and applications, accessible to clients with a standard equipment design.



Set the dialect to English, unless it’s a restricted screenshot.

Spare as a PNG picture.

Ideally, utilize the default settings (symbols, shading plan, style, window improvement, application settings and so forth.).

Ideally, utilize compositing (Desktop Effects module in System Settings), however don’t stress if your illustrations card does not bolster compositing.

Ideally, utilize text style “Freedom Sans” at 9pt.

In the event that the screenshot demonstrates parts of the desktop, ideally utilize the default foundation of plasma. Incorporate an edge (around 20 pixels) if conceivable, to guarantee that window shadows don’t look edited.

On the off chance that you are setting up a limited screenshot, utilize an indistinguishable name from the first English one, with the dialect code (the same as you will see on the page address) attached.

On the off chance that the screenshot is to refresh a current one, utilize the very same name so that the refresh happens consequently (see Update an Image).

Work process

In this illustration Spectacle is utilized, yet other screen catch applications function also.

Catching a fix of Spectacle utilizing Window under cursor

Begin Spectacle

Pick a Capture mode (1) from the accompanying:

Current Screen (just unmistakable on a multi-screen condition)

Everything on the single screen is caught, generally utilized for desktop screenshots.

Full Screen

This works in an unexpected way, contingent upon whether you have a solitary screen or a multi-screen condition. For single screen clients it catches everything at present on the screen. Multi-screen clients will see it catch all screens into a solitary window.

Window Under Cursor

The substance of an applications or exchange window is caught. normally utilized for application screenshots. Ideally, check the Include window improvements choice (2).


Just an area to be characterized later is caught.

Tap on New Snapshot (3).

Full Screen

Current Screen

Window Under Cursor

Click anyplace on the screen to take the preview.


Utilize the mouse to draw a rectangle around the area to be caught (for instance around a window).

Strike the Enter key or double tap in the locale to take the depiction.

Tap on Save As… (4).

Peruse to the area you need to spare the picture, give it a name (name.png) and tap on Save

Indications and Tips

The Snapshot defer alternative (5) makes Spectacle hold up a given measure of time (given in seconds) before taking the depiction. This can be valuable by and large, for instance when bringing screenshots of drop-down menus

It’s regularly valuable to make a different client for taking screenshots to guarantee a standard look with the default settings.

Utilize Type: Color in the backdrop settings to get a white foundation.


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