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andreseso
January 2nd, 2011, 12:42 PM
Hello, I am looking for a simple, lightweight graphics application which allows me to:


Paste screen captures into it.
Crop screen captures
Resize screen captures
Add text to screen captures
Draw arrows (not required but nice)

The Gimp does that but it does so much more that I am loathe to use it. To me it is like killing flies with thermonuclear weapons.

Love,

ajgreeny
January 2nd, 2011, 02:45 PM
There are plenty of apps available if you do a search in synaptic, name only, with the search term "paint".

I suggest you look at tuxpaint, gpaint, xpaint, or any other of those which seem to do what you want.

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
January 2nd, 2011, 02:54 PM
You could use compiz's annotate effect for drawing arrows and then take the screen shot
f-spot can do the rest (annotate can draw text) except add text and supposedly it can resize but idk how I can find no control for it
i use wine to run ms paint some times

dv3500ea
January 2nd, 2011, 03:04 PM
Shutter (http://shutter-project.org/) is a screenshot app that can do all of this. You can install it from the 'shutter' package.

andreseso
January 3rd, 2011, 11:17 AM
Shutter (http://shutter-project.org/) is a screenshot app that can do all of this. You can install it from the 'shutter' package.

Thanks, shutter is great. It appeared for me in Accessories and after executing it once it is recognised by gnome-do

I had installed all the graphics applications that appear in the screen capture below and none were as easy to use as the gimp.