"select area to grab" functionality broken because it includes the 'area shadow'

Bug #724491 reported by Greg A on 2011-02-24
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
gnome-utils (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-utils

Steps to reproduce:
 1. Run gnome-screenshot -i
 2. Choose "Select area to grab" option
 3. Select area (as you do this there is visual indication of the area)
 4. Look at the file - note that the shaded area is included in the image produced

See attached screenshot

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-screenshot 2.32.0-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-5.32-generic 2.6.38-rc6
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-5-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Feb 24 18:42:43 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha amd64 (20110127)
SourcePackage: gnome-utils

Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

I think this is only a problem when using compiz (I didn't get the problem under metacity).

tags: added: regression-release
Changed in gnome-utils (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Greg A (etulfetulf) wrote :

Sebastien, I don't think this is a duplicate of that bug.

(The root causes may be similar though, but I don't know.)

Jonathan Lumb (jonolumb) wrote :

I have the same problem - can't take a screenshot of a section of the screen because it is shadowed in red as you can see in the screenshot.

Robert Roth (evfool) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #743176, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

"[Bug 724491] Re: select area to grab functionality broken because it includes the 'area shadow'"
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