If your job is to create tutorials in particular, then taking screenshots is the most frequent task that you have to carry out. 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. Therefore, today we will learn to install and use Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04.
Method of Installing the Shutter Screenshot Tool on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
For installing the most popular screenshot tool i.e. Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04, the following steps are to be performed:
Step # 1: Adding 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:linuxuprising/shutter
This command will take a few seconds to execute after which you will be able to see these messages on your terminal:
Step # 2: Updating 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
The execution completion messages of this command are shown in the following image:
Step # 3: Installing 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.
Method of Taking Screenshots with Shutter Tool 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 as shown in the image below:
The Shutter screenshot tool is shown in the following image:
Method of Capturing a Selective Region of the Screen with Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04:
To take the screenshot of a selective region in Ubuntu 20.04, you need to click on the Selection icon as highlighted in the image shown below:
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 as shown in the following image:
I have selected my entire terminal as shown in the image below:
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 as shown in the following image:
Method of Capturing the Entire Desktop with Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04:
You can also capture your entire desktop with Shutter in Ubuntu 20.04 by clicking on the Desktop icon as highlighted in the image shown below:
Clicking on this icon will immediately capture your entire desktop, will save it as an image, and open it up with the Shutter tool as shown in the following image:
Method of Capturing the Entire Window with Shutter on Ubuntu 20.04:
You can even capture any specific window with Shutter in Ubuntu 20.04 by clicking on the Window icon as highlighted in the image shown below:
Clicking on this icon will first show you the selected window as shown in the following image:
Then when you are satisfied with the selection, you can press the Ctrl+ S button. After that, your captured window will be saved as an image and will also open with the Shutter tool as shown in the image below:
In this article, we discussed with you the methods of installing and using the Shutter screenshot tool on Ubuntu 20.04. Once it is installed on your Ubuntu 20.04 system, you can conveniently use it to take the screenshots as per your requirements and can even edit them if needed.
Ayesha Sajid has secured a Bachelors degree in Computer Sciences and currently, she is doing her Masters in Information Security. She is a technical content writer by profession who has experience in working with Windows and the different flavours of Linux operating system.