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A screenshot, also known as screen capture, or screen grab, is a digital image that shows the contents of a computer display. A common screenshot is created by the operating system or software running on the device. A screenshot or screen capture may also be created by taking a photo of the screen.

Built-in screenshot functionality


On KDE or GNOME, PrtScr key behavior is quite similar to Windows. In addition, the following screenshooting utilities are bundled with Linux distributions:

  • GIMP: A raster graphics editor that can take screenshots too
  • gnome-screenshot: The default screen grabbing utility in GNOME
  • ImageMagick: Has an import command-line tool that captures screenshots in a variety of formats. Type import -window root ~/screenshot.png to capture the entire screen to your home directory.
  • Spectacle: The default screen grabbing utility in KDE
  • Shutter: Screenshot utility written in Perl
  • scrot: Allows selecting arbitrary areas of the X screen and windows.
  • xwd: The screen capture utility of the X Window System
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