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Handbook README:
>>> How to Make Screenshot for Manual with Alpha Blending 3D Border <<<
- Never use advanced color theme to make screenshots. Always use KDE default color.
- Use KSnapshot for take a shot. Use region selection option for take only
important area. Remove buttons and dialog hearder for limit image file size.
_ALWAYS use PNG file format to save image.
- Open your screenshot in Gimp 2.0 and make operations below:
* Script-Fu/Decor/Add Border with this options :
-> Border X Size = 1
-> Border Y Size = 1
-> Border Color = black (R:0, G:0, B:0)
-> Delata Value on Color = 1
* Image/Flatten Image
* Script-Fu/Shadow/Drop-Shadow with this options :
-> Offset X = 5
-> Offset Y = 5
-> Blur Radius = 10
-> Color = black (R:0, G:0, B:0)
-> Opacity = 80
-> Allow Resizing = On
* Save target image in PNG with max compression (Compression Level = 9)
Note : A gimp2.2 script from Gerhard Kulzer can be use to add Alpha Blending 3D Border around screenshots.
Always use default settings. Script can be downloaded from this url:
Gilles Caulier <caulier dot gilles at gmail dot com>
Gerhard Kulzer <gerhard at kulzer dot net>