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Take screenshot in Linux with Shutter

Shutter is a free screenshot manager for Linux that can grab your screen, well that’s what every snapshot tool does. Exciting thing about Shutter is that it also allows you to take snapshot of specific area, a particular window or even a website. Right from that window, you can make changes to screenshot to highlight something or draw a pointer to anything you wish. Shutter is written in Perl. Its feature list also includes sending image to photo editors, uploading to websites and auto-thumbnailing.

Shutter is actually 0.7 version of a previously known screenshot manager called GScrot. This Linux only app is of great use to bloggers, technical writers and all those who like showing off their Linux desktop.

How to install Shutter?

Debian / Ubuntu based distro users can execute following command to install Shutter:

user@computer:$ sudo apt-get install shutter

And, for RHEL/Fedora/CentOS users can do it with this command:

user@computer:$ yum install shutter

Screenshot:

Shutter

 

How to start Shutter?

From GUI view, it can be started as follows:

Applications > Accessories > Shutter

Or to do it CLI way, following command will start the app and will grab the whole screen automatically.

shutter --full

To start shutter in window selection mode:

shutter --window

To start in selection mode (in which you can select the part of screen to be grabbed with your mouse):

shutter --selection

To see the help section of shutter:

shutter --help