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How to take screenshot in Ubuntu or any linux distro?

Hey friends,
whats going on?
I hope you are doing well and enjoying your stay here on TECHPHYLUM.COM
So recently a user asked me about taking screenshots in ubuntu or any linux distro with few better features and freedom.
So we are here to not only cover a screenshot program with basics but also with some versetile features which takes screenshotting to an another level.

We have little list of programs available.We all know the Ctrl+Print Screen works for instant screenshot but we are here to cover little more.

Screenshot(In Ubuntu):
So on ubuntu ( we are on 14.04 trusty tahr) its preinstalled and can be used for both basic and advance screenshotting.



Features coverage:
  • So handy in use.
  • We can select a specific window,complete desktop or can select a particular area using selection tool in it.
  • You can set time delay for screenshots(It really helps in taking a screenshot of submenu,subwindow or any feature what get inoperable after opening selection tool)
  • You can choose the path to save after every screenshot you take. 
  • You can choose wheather to include mouse pointer(or cursor) and you can also put border by selection.
 
Kazam:


So its a freeware screenshot program and has one extra feature i.e. screen recorder but we will cover only screenshot feature here.
Its almost same as screenshot available in ubuntu,mentioned above para.
It can be used by non-ubuntu users with all features found in Screenshot program in ubuntu.

How to install kazam?
So as always our three conventitional ways goes here too!
  
  • Using ubuntu software center:Fire up ubuntu software center and search for Kazam and install it.
  • Using Synaptic package manger: Now next way is also easy like above,just launch synaptic package manager and search for Kazam and mark it for installation and then click on 'Apply'.
  • Using Terminal:So launch Terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T and type commands like,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kazam-team/stable-series
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kazam


Shutter:


So its a cool software to take screenshots with extra features,it has more extra shortcut and extra features than any other program.

Features coverage:
  • Its also too handy and easy to use,so easy user interface.
  • Many shortcut to take screenshots like just from main window,you may take screenshot of any opened window.
  • You can take screenshot of any workspace,right from main window.
  • You are also having the 'selection' feature included in it too.
How to install?
So guys you have same process as above in 'Kazam' for ubuntu software center and synaptic package manager.
Using Terminal:Launch Terminal and enter commands below,
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
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