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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.

Downloads: http://shutter-project.org/downloads/

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!


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