While using Windows you may come across a useful inbuilt tool called Snipping Tool which is very useful in capturing selected screen area.
But unfortunately in Ubuntu there is no inbuilt tool to do this task.
While working with the Linux based systems, there are multiple screenshot tools available that you can choose as per your convenience.
However, the most popular screenshot tool these days on the Internet is Shutter.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Software Installation tasks on their Linux Servers.
In this context, we shall look into how to install and use Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04.
More information about Shutter in Linux ?
Shutter is a free and open-source, feature-rich screenshot tool for Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu.
Shutter allows you to take a screenshot of a specific area, window, or desktop/whole screen (or a specific workspace).
Steps to install Shutter Screenshot Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
To install the most popular screenshot tool i.e. Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04, the following steps are to be performed:
1. Add the Shutter Repository to your Ubuntu 20.04 System
To add the Shutter repository to your system, you should run the following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
2. Update your Ubuntu 20.04 System
After adding the Shutter repository to your Ubuntu 20.04 system, you need to update it by running the command shown below:
sudo apt update
3. Install Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04 System
Now we can easily install Shutter on our Ubuntu 20.04 system by running the command shown below:
sudo apt install shutter
Once the Shutter screenshot tool is installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system, you can use to take some awesome screenshots.
How to use Shutter Tool to take Screenshots on Ubuntu 20.04 ?
Before explaining to you the methods of taking screenshots with Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04, we will launch it first with the help of the following command:
The terminal will display some messages before launching Shutter.
How to Capture a Selective Region of the Screen with Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04 ?
i. To take the screenshot of a selective region in Ubuntu 20.04, you need to click on the Selection icon in Shutter.
ii. Once you will click on this icon, you will be able to select a specific region of your screen by dragging the cursor across it.
iii. After making the desired selection, you need to press Ctrl+ S and your selected region will be saved as an image and will also open with the Shutter tool .
How to Capture the Entire Desktop with Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04 ?
i. You can also capture your entire desktop with Shutter in Ubuntu 20.04 by clicking on the Desktop icon in Shutter.
ii. Clicking on this icon will immediately capture your entire desktop, will save it as an image, and open it up with the Shutter tool.
How to Capture the Entire Window with Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04 ?
i. You can even capture any specific window with Shutter in Ubuntu 20.04 by clicking on the Window icon in Shutter.
ii. Clicking on this icon will first show you the selected window.
iii. Then when you are satisfied with the selection, you can press the Ctrl+ S button.
iv. After that, your captured window will be saved as an image and will also open with the Shutter tool.
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