Best Screenshot Software & Capture Tool for Linux
I was in search of a good screen capture tool to be used in Linux. More precisely, for Ubuntu as I use it. You can take the screenshot through ‘Print Screen’ keyboard button. But, I want some more.
I was in search of a program which could take capture any specific area of my screen. I also wanted the program to be able to edit the screenshot like adding text, arrows, ellipses, on it.
Finally, I found this software called Shutter which fulfils all my requirements. Shutter is not only available for Ubuntu but for any major GNU/Linux distribution.
Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter is free, open-source, and licensed under GPL v3.
See the screenshots: http://shutter-project.org/preview/screenshots/
Shutter is available for any major GNU/Linux distribution and can be installed using your package manager.
Installing Shutter in Ubuntu:-
1. Adding the PPA
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
2. Installing Shutter
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shutter
After installation, you will find Shutter under Applications > Accessories > Shutter.
You can find Third-Party Packages for other Linux distributions from: http://shutter-project.org/downloads/third-party-packages/
Cheers and Enjoy!