Version 17 (modified by Radek Bartoň, 15 years ago) (diff)

trac.ini and macro documentation updated.

Screenshots Plugin

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


Provides screenshots upload and viewing subsystem for Trac. Uploaded screenshots can be described with short name, longer description and custom tags (if TracTags plugin is installed) and assigned to any number of components and versions registered in Trac. Screenshot uploads can be listed in timeline and screenshots can be referenced or embender in wiki pages. Plugin internally defines few interfaces for further extension.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for ScreenshotsPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket but read BugReporting page first, please.


Download the zipped source from [download:screenshotsplugin here].


You can check out ScreenshotsPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


You need to have PIL library installed to get plugin working. Plugin optionally depends on TracTags plugin for screenshot tagging support.


Install plugin's egg and set variables in trac.ini configuration file according to your needs. Following list shows all of them with their default values:

mainnav_title = Screenshots
metanav_title =
path = /var/lib/trac/screenshots
ext = jpg,png
formats = raw,html,jpg,png
default_format = html
default_components = none
default_versions = none

Value of mainnav_title variable sets caption of item in Trac's main navigation menu and metanav_title sets caption of meta navigation menu item. Appropriate item will be hidden if its title is empty. path is location of directory where plugin should store uploaded and generated images and ext is list of allowed file extension which can be uploaded. Using formats option you can set in wich formats can be images downloaded and default_format is format which will be returned if no format is specified in request. It must be one of formats supported by your PIL library installation. There are two meta formats: raw denotes original format of uploaded image and html is image embended in HTML page. default_components and default_versions options sets default values for component and version filter. Set these variables according your Trac setup, otherwise, you would't see any screenshots with default filter.

If you run Trac in environment which needs to enable plugins explicitly put in trac.ini these lines:

TracScreenshots.init.ScreenshotsInit = enabled
TracScreenshots.core.ScreenshotsCore = enabled
TracScreenshots.api.ScreenshotsApi = enabled = enabled
TracScreenshots.timeline.ScreenshotsTimeline = enabled # For 0.11 branch.
TracScreenshots.tags.ScreenshotsTags = enabled

If you don't have TagsPlugin installed replace last line with

tracscreenshots.tags.screenshotstags = disabled

Create directory you have specified with path config option and make sure it is accessible by Trac server. The next step is to upgrade your environment:

# trac-admin <path_to_environment> upgrade


Screenshots plugin defines three permissions. With SCREENSHOTS_VIEW permission you can browse screenshots and see screenshot uploads in timeline. SCREENSHOTS_ADMIN adds you rights to uplad screenshots and SCREENSHOTS_FILTER allows you to modify component and version filter. You can add these permissions by typing following commands from commandline or you can use WebAdminPlugin to do it for you:

# trac-admin <path_to_environment> permission add <user> SCREENSHOTS_VIEW
# trac-admin <path_to_environment> permission add <user> SCREENSHOTS_ADMIN
# trac-admin <path_to_environment> permission add <user> SCREENSHOTS_FILTER


There is a macro [screenshot:<screenshot_id>] for screenshots referencing.

For screenshot embending in wiki page use [[Screenshot(<screenshot_id>, [<attribute>=<value>, ...])]]. First mandatory argument is ID of the screenshot. Number or image attributes can be specified next. This is a list of them:

  • align - Specifies image alignment in wiki page. Possible values are: left, right and center.
  • alt - Alternative description of image.
  • border - Sets image border of specified width in pixels.
  • class - Class of image for CSS styling.
  • description - Brief description under the image. Accepts several variables (see bellow).
  • format - Format of returned image or screenshot behind link.
  • height - Height of image. Set to 0 if you want original image height.
  • id - ID of image for CSS styling.
  • longdesc - Detailed description of image.
  • title - Title of image.
  • usemap - Image map for clickable images.
  • width - Width of image. Set to 0 if you want original image width.

Attribute description displays several variables:

  • $id - ID of image.
  • $name - Name of image.
  • $author - User name who uploaded image.
  • $time - Time when image was uploaded.
  • $file - File name of image.
  • $description - Detailed description of image.
  • $width - Original width of image.
  • $height - Original height of image.


 [[Screenshot(2,width=400,height=300,description=The $name by $author: $description,align=left)]]


Previous revisions used space separated list of values in trac.ini configuration options. Now it uses comma separated list so change this to prevent inconveniences.


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Change Log

16397 by rjollos on 2017-03-25 09:37:00
Remove obsolete "0.9" code
16191 by rjollos on 2017-01-21 03:51:42
1.2dev: Adapt to Trac 1.2 API

The changes need additional testing. Please be sure to
backup your environment before upgrading, and preferably
test in a sandbox first. Report any issues to #13007.

Fixes #13007.

13303 by hasienda on 2013-06-23 13:10:27
ScreenshotsPlugin: Use own actions instead of 'WIKI_*' for tagging action permission checks, closes #10940.

Fixing the issue for the two most current branches simultaneously.

12139 by rjollos on 2012-10-10 01:54:13
Fixed incorrect source code encoding (
8987 by Blackhex on 2010-09-20 12:56:24


  • Fixing #7701 and other PosgreSQL related problems.
  • Trac 0.11.5 dependency for 0.11 branch added.


Author: Blackhex

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