Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3728 closed enhancement (fixed)

Print screen snapshot should have .PNG extension

Reported by: haiqu Owned by: julun
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Screenshot Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


This one isn't obvious, since Haiku can read them from their mime data. However, if the file is sent to someone else or posted to an internet page (like I did earlier when I added a snapshot to a bug report) then it won't be usable.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by umccullough, 11 years ago

Component: - GeneralApplications/Screenshot
Owner: changed from axeld to julun

It was actually removed intentionally some time ago...

But, FWIW, I totally agree that we should be putting the extension on there, even if Haiku doesn't need them.

The way I see it, Haiku is the new kid on the block, and it's likely that much of the existing software/filesystems out there don't currently support mime typing - thus if I email a screenshot1 to a buddy using Windows, that person may have little clue what type of file I just sent them, and will have to guess (or ask)... they may guess wrong, causing undue annoyance and unexpected results (most people would incorrectly rename it to .jpg for example because that's the image format they're used to seeing).

I work with a lot of non-technical users daily, and when they double click a file and it just doesn't open, they assume something is broken and give up.

comment:2 by haiqu, 11 years ago

Yup. And 99.9% of the world's computer users have never even heard of the PNG format. Luckily I happened to remember reading about what format it was only a few days ago.

comment:3 by stippi, 11 years ago

Right click the file -> "Get Info", or show the Kind Attribute column. I agree though that the screenshots should include the extension.

comment:4 by stpere, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Fixed in hrev32433 !

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