Shutter the ultimate linux screenshot program

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Do you know “How to take screenshots in Linux operating system”? then this article is for you! There are many tools, which are available for Linux operating systems but one of the most reputed tool for screenshots which I would recommend is Shutter. It is an open source program and is written in perl. It is designed extremely well, offering an easy way to take screenshots of the entire screen, a region of the screen, a specific window, or even a website with a click of a button.

Features of Shutter

The main attributes of the shutter tool are listed below –

  • It captures a specific area, window, menu or a tool bar

  • It captures a website using gnome-web-photo

  • Easy to add primitives (e.g. rectangles, lines etc.) to screen shot

  • Easy to crop the screen images.

  • Easy to share on forums, Wikipedia etc.

  • Easy to upload on Ubuntu one (Cloud) 

Installing Shutter

To install shutter, use the following command –

$ sudo apt-get install shutter

The sample output should be like this –

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
imagemagick libbit-vector-perl libbonobo2-0 libbonobo2-common libbonoboui2-0
libbonoboui2-common libcairo-perl libcarp-clan-perl
libclass-data-inheritable-perl libclass-method-modifiers-perl
libcrypt-openssl-bignum-perl libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl libdata-random-perl
libdate-calc-perl libdate-calc-xs-perl libextutils-depends-perl
libextutils-pkgconfig-perl libfile-which-perl libgd-perl libglade2-0
libglib-perl libgnome2-0 libgnome2-bin libgnome2-canvas-perl
libgnome2-common libgnome2-gconf-perl libgnome2-perl libgnome2-vfs-perl
libgnome2-wnck-perl libgnomecanvas2-0 libgnomecanvas2-common libgnomeui-0
libgnomeui-common libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common libgnomevfs2-extra
libgoo-canvas-perl libgoocanvas-common libgoocanvas3
.......

Opening Shutter

To open shutter, use the following command –

$ shutter

The output screen should be like this –

 To take the full-screen shot of window using command line interface, use the following command –

$ shutter --full

The sample output screen should be like this –

To take a screen shot of selected window using command line interface, use the following command –

To capture selected space in window using command line interface, use the following command –

$ shutter --selection

The sample output screen should be like this –

To see the other help option in shutter, use the following command-

$ shutter --help

the sample output should be like this –

Usage:
   shutter [options]
Options:
   Example 1
      shutter -a -p=myprofile --min_at_startup
   Example 2
      shutter -s=100,100,300,300 -e
   Example 3
      shutter --window=.*firefox.*
   Example 4
      shutter --web=http://shutter-project.org/ -e
   Capture Mode Options:
      -s, --select=[X,Y,WIDTH,HEIGHT]
         Capture an area of the screen. Providing X,Y,WIDTH,HEIGHT is optional.
      -f, --full
         Capture the entire screen.
      -w, --window=[NAME_PATTERN]
         Select a window to capture. Providing a NAME_PATTERN (Perl-style regex) ist optional.
      -a, --active
         Capture the current active window.
      --section
         Capture a section. You will be able to select any child window by moving the mouse over it.
..........

Congratulations! Now, you know “How to take screenshots in Linux operating system using shutter tool”. We’ll learn more about these types of commands in our next Linux post. Keep reading!

raja
Published on 21-Oct-2019 14:23:05
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