Screenshots are not only useful for tech bloggers to showcase cool apps, they’re also an integral component of most of the web-based tutorials. Following the ‘show don’t tell’ technique that many writers swear by, tech bloggers lean on the demonstrative power of screenshots to review the latest . Tutorial writers too use these screenshots, and sometimes, they edit them so as to point out particular details about the . Whatever be the case, taking screenshots takes time, and in many cases, it also demands a certain amount of effort from the user as you need to capture aspects of the app in action.
For Ubuntu users who are looking to take some nice snaps of their desktops, either for a blog post or for some #showyourdesktop thread, there aren’t quite a lot of dedicatedapplications. However, the ones that are available suffice almost every need of the fledgling desktop snapper. So, if you want to learn how to take screenshots on Ubuntu, you’ve come to the right place. Read on as we guide you through it.
Screenshots using the default screenshot application
Other options let you choose whether to include the pointer and/or the window border. If you want, you can also choose to include a drop shadow or a border. Finally, to take screenshots on the run, you don’t havethe application every time. Simply press the Print Scr button and you’ll get a screenshot of the whole desktop. If, however, you wanted to grab a snap of the current window, simply use the combo Alt + Print Scr and the screenshot of that window will be saved to your disk.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shutter