Rename and copy screenshot/screencast into a single folder to organize screenshots for different platforms and file types.
I usually take screenshot/screencast just for logging in daily basis. It is quite useful if we put them in a single folder or cloud service (ie. Google Drive)
to synchronize them among multiple devices and platforms. However, sometimes this is difficult because of the default saving location
of screenshot (ie.
~/Desktop on macOS) and difference of the name
Screenshot from %Y-%m-%d %H-%M-%S.png on Ubuntu and
Screen Shot %Y-%m-%d at %H.%M.%S.png,
Kapture %Y-%m-%d at %H.%M.%S.mp4 on macOS).
This software serves some solutions for this with a simple Python script and Cron job.
How to use it?
First, you need to install the python script:
pip install git+https://github.com/wkentaro/screenshot-manager.git
Next, you run
crontab -e to add the periodical job:
*/5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/screenshot-manager --to-location ~/GoogleDrive/Screenshots
If you want to change some of the default behavior, please refer to Advanced usage.
# To check the behavior. screenshot-manager --verbose # You can configure the source location and others. # See screenshot-manager --help for more detail. screenshot-manager --from-location ~/Documents ~/Desktop screenshot-manager --from-format 'Video from %Y-%m-%d %H-%M-%S' screenshot-manager --to-format '%Y-%m-%d-%H-%M-%S'
If it is not supported, the screenshot will be just copied without renaming.
Please check output of
screenshot-manager --verbose or
screenshot_manager/cli.py to see the supported formats.