The Advent of Void: Day 24: gromit-mpx
Have you ever wanted to doodle on a screenshot? Ever? Just a single underline, or an arrow, or something to help point out something about a screenshot? Or maybe during a presentation, on the fly, suddenly you want to point out a particular thing… wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool to help?
Turns out, there is one, a very simple tool to do this. I use it every month.
Gromit-mpx is simple.
<F9> to start being able to draw,
clear everything you drew, and
Ctrl-<F9> to stop being able to draw (but
leave everything on the screen). Just make sure
gromit-mpx is running in the
background, and you are set for all your drawing and annotating needs. Even
people like me, who just run
dwm and not with any compositor, I can annotate
my screen quickly.
But with just a few lines, I can clarify what I meant to share. I won’t be winning any art awards, but it works.
Do note that the annotations stick around, even after you scroll the window, or switch to a different screen entirely.
gromit-mpx around, it might be useful someday.
For more information, there is always the gromit-mpx(1) manpage.