10 Tools to Take or Capture Desktop Screenshots in Linux

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14 Responses

  1. Menard says:

    For me all these applications are shit, I don’t need the capture to be immediately processed or what, just saved in a png file or jpg file while I am immediately capturing the next image pressing the key.

    I don’t want a shit as Shutter which open a window and then must click on the right symbol to hope to get a screen capture, but which oftenly fails before 10 captures are done and which gives artifacts with videos

    Make us a real Gadwin Prinscreen Linux tool or I shall buy a MS Win 10 license – last warning

    I capture videos as well as webcams online shows

  2. Numa says:

    Spectacle is still one of the best screenshot tools. :)

  3. Henry says:

    I like deepin.
    My usage is mainly annotating (drawing rectangles, circles, arrows). It is a step up from the gnome screenshot.

  4. Wender says:

    The best is the Deepin Scrot = )

  5. Alexey Murz Korepov says:

    https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot is new app that very light and quick, allow to make screenshots, edit it and upload to imgur via single click.

  6. Wender says:

    In my opinion Deepin Scrot is the better screenshot tool.

  7. 01101001b says:

    You also have “Take a shot!” (tas) and Screeny, both of them quite useful and simple.

  8. Azeez Adigun says:

    It should be apt-get install shutter and not as stated above. The above command will result in an Invalid operation error via the terminal.

  9. Rafael Granado says:

    sudo apt-get INSTALL shutter

  10. Robert says:

    There is also an application called screencloud from here https://screencloud.net/ when you click on the application it sits in the panel and is available whenever you wish to use a screenshot tool, also it has another feature you can annotate from the window that pops up after the shot is taken.

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