gnome-screenshot should let the user choose the screenshot's file format

Bug #703601 reported by Fire on 2011-01-16
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Screenshot
gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

The gnome-screenshot utility doesn't let the user choose the file format of the screenshot, it automatically saves the screenshot in .png.
I think at least .jpg should be supported because it's lighter than .png.
The use of a screenshot usually is to show others the desktop/features/issues/how one configured something etc...
If one wants to upload the screenshot, that is in .jpg, somewhere it takes much more time to upload than .jpg, especially if one has a slow Internet connection.

Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
affects: gnome-utils (Ubuntu) → gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu)
Vadim Rutkovsky (roignac) wrote :

Upstream bug:
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-screenshot (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Shih-Yuan Lee (fourdollars) wrote :

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

description: updated
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