Screenshot of a Google Maps screen captures the orange selection box in the image

Bug #1574398 reported by Kenny Pyatt on 2016-04-24
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Please forgive me if this has already been reported. I looked and couldn't find it. Thanks in advance. Loving Ubuntu 16.04!

I was taking a screenshot of a selected area on a Chrome window displaying Google Maps. The resulting image file included the orange box that I drug (dragged?) to select the spot that I wanted to capture.

Steps to recreate:
1) Open Chrome and Navigate to Google Maps (I clicked the "earth" box to get satellite photos).
2) Open the gnome-screenshot tool and pick "select area to grab"
3) Click "Take Screenshot"
4) Drag a box around the portion of the Google Maps window you'd like to screenshot.
5) Save the image.
6) View the resulting saved image has the orange box over the image you wanted.

I would not expect the orange selection box to be part of the image.

Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Release: 16.04

I've worked around this using Gimp but I'd rather use the small/fast Screenshot tool.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report. Do you mean that when screenshoting an area it includes the selection in the image? Can you attach a screenshot showing the issue? I can't confirm here

Changed in gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Kenny Pyatt (kenny-pyatt) wrote :

This is an example of a photo with an orange selection box. I was taking a screenshot of Pensacola Florida.

eBin (ebin.) wrote :

The same problem there.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: rls-x-incoming
Phil Porada (philporada) wrote :

This affects me on Ubuntu 16.04

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