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I need to take a bunch of screenshots and I'm working on a script to automate the process. I'm currently trying to do this with imagemagick but I'm open to suggestions for other tools.

I want to take a screenshot of a specific window regardless of where it is on the desktop (foreground background) and regardless of which panel it's in.

Using the -window option with imagemagick, it seems to require that the target window has to be in the foreground and it has to be in the same window as the terminal where the script was run.
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There are lots of people wishing for SnagIT for Linux, but not yet it appears.

Take a look at this linux link for a possible workaround (kSnapShot).

http://tnerd.com/2008/08/18/ksnapshot-screen-capture-screenshot-for-linux-ubuntu/

... Thinkpads_User
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Please read about wmctrl http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/122471 you can set a window active with wmctrl e.g. the command wmctrl -a gedit will make the Gedit window active
then use the command gnome-panel-screenshot to take a screenshot of the window.




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by:AbhisekSanyal
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Hi,
  As expert_tanmay suggested, use "wmctrl" to activate the window and then as an alternate you can try "xwd" to dump the screen shot.
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Thank you. I was pleased to help out. ... Thinkpads_User
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