let the user choose the screenshot's filetype

Bug #269899 reported by David Prieto
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Screenshot
Fix Released
gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

I'm attaching a mockup showing how the user could be allowed to choose the filetype of the screenshot.

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David Prieto (frandavid100-gmail) wrote :
Changed in gnome-utils:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-utils:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-utils:
status: New → Invalid
Changed in gnome-utils:
status: Invalid → New
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Arkadiusz Piekarz (piekarzarkadiusz) wrote :

My bug at "100 paper cuts" was triaged as invalid, so I'll post here.


When I launch Gnome-screenshot, either by the menu or by hitting PrintScreen key, I can save the output file only in PNG format. There should be an option for saving such files as JPEG.

In fact, I believe JPEG should be the default format for saving screenshots in that program, as they take less space on the disk, are easier to upload to a site and download from one. For instance, now I have to make a screenshot, navigate to the folder where it has been saved, open the file in Eye of Gnome and save it there as JPEG before sending it to a friend.

Even if JPEG won't be the default file format in gnome-screenshot, I would be delighted if it could save pictures in JPEG.

Changed in gnome-utils:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
assignee: Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs) → nobody
Jeremy Bícha (jbicha)
affects: gnome-utils (Ubuntu) → gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)
affects: gnome-utils → gnome-screenshot
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Shih-Yuan Lee (fourdollars) wrote :

I made this patch to determine image format by filename extension.

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tags: added: patch
tags: added: blocks-hwcert-enablement
Changed in gnome-screenshot:
status: New → Fix Released
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