Bug 136889

Summary: Captured screen shot containts shadow of GIMP's windows
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Takayuki Ogawa <takayuki988>
Component: gimpAssignee: Nils Philippsen <nphilipp>
Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Takayuki Ogawa 2004-10-22 20:43:14 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020

Description of problem:
When I captured the screen shot of a single window, two shadows of the
GIMP's windows appeared on the captured image.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start GIMP.
2. Set the target window to overlap with GIMP's windows.
3. Open "Screen Shot..." dialog.
4. Check "a Single Window" option and set "Select Window After" 0 second.
5. Click the target window.

Actual Results:  Shadows of the GIMP's windows appear on the captured

Expected Results:  Whole of the image of the selected window is able
to be captured even it is hidden by GIMP's ones.

Additional info:
GIMP's packages:

x-org's version is 6.8.1-12.

Comment 1 Takayuki Ogawa 2004-10-22 20:44:05 UTC
Created attachment 105675 [details]
Screen Shot

Comment 2 Nils Philippsen 2004-10-23 12:09:25 UTC
The problem you see lies in the method how GIMP acquires the
screenshots (under X11 anyway), to change this would require
substantial efforts. I'll close this UPSTREAM, as the bug is known
there as well:


As I understand it, there are two ways to wrkaround the issue:

- Ensure that the target window isn't obscured by the GIMP's windows.
If necessary use a suitable delay to hide the GIMP's windows in the

- I'm not so sure about that one (whether it works on all graphics
cards): Enable backing store (option "-bs" when running the X server),
then it will at least show the contents of the obscuring windows
instead of some random garbage from the obscured window.

Comment 3 Nils Philippsen 2004-10-23 20:51:15 UTC
And of course that:

------- Additional Comment #9 From sven@gimp.org  2004-10-23 11:42 -------

Your comment at the RedHat bugtracker misses the third solution:

- Use xwd to take the screenshot and load the resulting image into GIMP.