9 years ago
We're at 10% now, most of the packages for which a screenshot makes sense have one.
Thank you, I agree, our brain loves visuals!
But let's take not any kind but good screenshots!
We do still need more screen-shots. Packages with screen-shots are still at about 1%.
Screen Shots are a major selling point for most users. I think 99% of Linux software is free so it's not try before you buy it's look before you buy.
true, with screenshots, we can imagine/describe the type/kind of software. so this is a good idea.
"My screenshots" in "MY PLACES" is a very good idea.
I agree and have contributed several already - as dagon says below, even terminal apps benefit from a screen shot. Would it be possible to do a blitz and assign a team of users specific apps to take screen shots of? I would very happily contribute to this
I think this is important really. Even programs you run from the terminal benefits from a screenshot. It shows you what to expect from the program and it just looks good. Even if you don't have an actual screenshot I think you could have an official logotype or whatever. Something for the eye.
+1 also to thx1138. Points for uploaded screenshots would definitely help
How is it possible to contribute/help with screenshots? I like Shutter app which is awesome for making and uploading screens.. And I am crazy about making screens, see forum... :lol:
We need more screenshots! I totally agree. Really, I don't see why there cant be more than 1 screenshot for an application. (sometimes you really need to see more than one view, to get an idea what to expect from a new program.) Maybe a banner or blurb on the main page would help encourage people to suggest screenshots.
I like the idea of a "My software" link in my places, to let you track your reviews,comments, and screenshots, or post the new ones you want to make.
99% is not only my opinion. If you go to: Community -> Software, you can read: "Packages with a screenshot: 0%" :)
BTW I think there also should be info in "Latest events" on the Home page when somebody suggests a screenshot (or maybe when it is accepted by moderator?).
I see that only logged-in users can suggest a screenshot, so there's a big chance that the information about our previous suggests exists in the database.
Users should get some user points for uploading screenshots. Maybe that's the kind of encouragement that's needed ;).
yeah right. we never have the software screenshot. maybe i'll support you about this
I think we do have to do more to encourage screenshots. I've done a few but I can't remember all of them (some were for software I checked out but then removed). It would be good to see all your activity on the site: "My Software", with screenshots and reviews, and also a "My Comments" section. This information could be made available in your profile section as an alternative.