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2.2.  Acquire

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Revision $Revision$ 2006-07-27 scb

Figure 10.4.  The “Acquire” submenu of the Toolbox File menu

The Acquire submenu of the Toolbox File menu

The Acquire submenu of the Toolbox's File menu contains a list of ways you can import images into the GIMP. This allows you to import images from sources other than a disk or the network, such a screen capture or an image from a scanner.

2.2.1.  Activating the Submenu

  • You can access this submenu from the Toolbox menubar through File->Acquire

2.2.2.  Submenu entries

These commands vary somewhat, depending upon your system, since the GIMP makes calls to system functions.

Paste as new

The Paste As New command is the same as the Paste as New command of the Edit menu. Both of them open a new image and paste the contents of the clipboard in it.

[Tip] Tip

The Print Screen key captures the screen and puts it in the clipboard. By doing this, you can capture submenus that would otherwise disappear as soon as you click on the screen.

Screen Shot

Figure 10.5.  The “Screen Shot” window

The Screen Shot window

The Screen Shot command opens a dialog which has four options for grabbing the object:

  • a Single Window: You can select the window you want to capture.

  • Select Window After ... Seconds Delay: If you enter 0 seconds in the text box, the window is captured as soon as you click on it. If you enter a delay, you have time to modify the window before it is captured.

  • the Whole Screen: The entire screen is captured.

  • Grab After ... Seconds Delay: If you enter 0 seconds in the text box, the screen is captured as soon as you click on the Grab button. If you enter a delay, you have time to modify the screen before it is captured.

[Note] Note

Before you begin the capture, make sure that the window you want to capture is not partially obscured by another one.

Image capture devices

Figure 10.6.  Scanner and Webcam

Scanner and Webcam

The kinds of devices used to take pictures are too varied to be described here. Fortunately, their use is fairly intuitive. In the example shown, you can start a scanner or take an image with a webcam.


 
 
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