By now most of you should have noticed that nifty feature that Add/Remove applications and Synaptic got a few months ago – being able to fetch a screenshot for every package, as can be seen in the image below.

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What maybe isn’t that well-known is, where do those images actually come from? Easy: they are all at screenshots.debian.net and applications interested in showing them fetch them from there.

Now, I’m not telling you this because I think it’s soooo interesting, but because I’m seeing lots of packages without screenshots and… you can help create those! So, go look for some of your favourite application missing a screenshot, take a meaningful screenshot of it (in English, using PNG format, etc.) and head over to screenshots.debian.net to upload it :).

The new software centre (which can be tested in Karmic) of course also shows those screenshots, and in a much nicer way (they fade in automatically).

The new software centre (which can be tested in Karmic) of course also shows those screenshots, and in a much nicer way (they fade in automatically).