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    I need a screen capture application where I can record my screen to do user manuals. Dose someone have experience and can recommend one where I can get sharp result?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Look for some options that might work for you here:

    Screen Capture | Linux App Finder

    I generally use Imagemagick for my own screenshots.
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    Imagemagick

    thanks ozar,
    any link to reading how I could use Imagemagick ? thanks in advance

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    You can check their website for features, howtos, and such:

    http://www.imagemagick.org/index.php

    It sounds like you might want to check the import command for your needs.

    Hope it works out well for you.
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    import is the piece of imagemagick that you will need. Usually one of these will work:

    Code:
    import -window root myfile.png
    Code:
    import -frame myfile.png
    You can use scrot as well, which is based on imlib.

    Gimp can do the work as well, and a wonderful kde application is ksnapshot. Gkrellm has also a plugin to do screenshots.

    I think that both gnome and kde has a builtin functionality to do this, like in windows, by just pressing the printscreen key on your keyboard. Then you can paste the photo on any graphics editor, like the gimp, krita, kpaint... You can always just bind the key with a command yourself if you use a different desktop or window manager.

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    Clarification

    Thamx all,
    I am looking for a solution to "film" what I am doing on my screen to do a video tutorial not only screen shots... I know how to do screen shots.

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    xvidcap or recordmydesktop should work.

    I also think that compiz-fusion has a builtin functionality for that.

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    Screen capture for Linux

    vnc2swf (Free)
    Vnc2swf is a cross-platform screen recording tool for ShockWave Flash (swf) format.
    Vnc2swf comes with two different implementations:
    Python version (pyvnc2swf): [Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Mac OS X, and Windows. ]
    C version (vnc2swf): [Unix, Linux ,Mac OS X]

    vnc2swf - Screen Recorder

    XVidCap.[Free- Linux ]
    XVidCap is a screencast tool for X-Windows system

    SourceForge.net: xvidcap

    recordmydesktop .[Free- Linux ]
    recordMyDesktop is an easy to use yet effective desktop session recorder for Linux. The program is separated in two parts; a simple command line tool that performs the basic tasks of capturing and encoding and an interface that exposes the program functionality in a usable way.
    http://recordmydesktop.iovar.org/about.php

    Istanbul (Free/Linux)
    Istanbul is a desktop session recorder for Linux. It records your session into an Ogg Theora video file. To start the recording, you click on its icon in the notification area. To stop you click its icon again. It works on GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others.
    Istanbul - GNOME Live!

    Cankiri (Free / Linux)
    Cankiri is a single file screen recorder for Linux and other systems that run GStreamer 0.10 and PyGTK 2.8 licensed under the GNU GPL
    Cankiri Screen Recorder

    For windows, check this link: 4 Ways to Make Video from Computer Screen

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