Re: [dev] Announcing a couple small X11 utilities

From: Max Schillinger <>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 10:19:01 +0200

On Tue Jul 4, 2023 at 3:51 PM CEST, NRK wrote:
> sx4
> ===
> This one is a selection tool. It outputs the selection rectangle to
> stdout which can then be used for other purposes, such as screenshoting
> or screen-recording a specific area.

All these tools are great! Thanks for sharing.

I don't do much image processing but when I do, it's most often cropping
images. Of course, GIMP can do this. But it's huge. I usually use nomacs
instead. But now the nomacs package for Arch Linux is broken because of
dependencies. Now I use gThumb as a replacement but it's also big.

When I heard about sx4, I was wondering if it's somehow possible to
connect sxiv, sx4 and ImageMagick. I could open an image with sxiv (or
feh or something simple) without any zoom, then I could select a region
with sx4 and pass it to ImageMagick. For this I would have to correct
the coordinates by the offset of the canvas relative to the screen. This
seems to be the missing link.

Any ideas how to achieve this?

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