Framing anything on screen
fourdan at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 17:09:45 CET 2010
On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 4:41 PM, John Coppens <john at jcoppens.com> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I regularly make 'tutorials' for students, and sometimes for putting on
> the 'web, where I like to 'enhance' part of an image by lowering the
> contrast/intensity of the rest.
> I've done that a lot of times using the GIMP, in many cases after doing
> a screenshot. But I've been thinking... it would be nice to be able to do
> that _before_ taking a screenshot (or just without taking a screenshot -
> just to make part of the screen more important while explaining it).
> I particularly like the style of the 'clip' action of the GIMP.
> Is there any app that does this, if not, is there a way to do this?
> (i.e., generate an all-encompassing mask over the screen, including
> panel, etc). One interesting solution would be to build it into the
Can be trick for an app, but this is something the compositor could do
since it's in charge of painting the screen.
IIRC, compiz has a plugin for that (but compiz is alsoa window
manager, means that you'll have to replace xfwm4 with compiz)
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