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What screenshot tools are available?

In windows 7 I had an easy to use "cut tool for screenshots", this one:

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For Ubuntu Ive found Shutter, but it isn't as easy and comfortable to use like the one I had in windows 7.

Are there in Ubuntu 11.10 programs like these?

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Firstly, this site works best if you ask one question at the time so I suggest you split it in two. Secondly, it would be easier to recommend a program for you if you described what features you're after. –  N.N. Nov 7 '11 at 21:33
    
Thanks,for the screenshots I only would like to cut a part of the screen and copy it to gimp, paint, whatever... The screenlets are cool...btw, is there any way to make my google calendar appear in my desktop? –  Bazikstano Nov 7 '11 at 22:58

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I don't know why you don't like Shutter. Shutter can replace all of the functions of snipping tool other than free form screenshots. Have you tried the quicklists of Shutter? They provide you a quick way to take screenshots. Install Shutter either from the software center or through the following terminal command:

sudo apt-get install shutter

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Regarding the sticky notes, you can try Screenlets as mentioned in one of the other answers. To install screenlets, either search for Screenlets in the software center or run this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get install screenlets

Search for Screenlets in the Dash and open the Screenlets manager. Click on Lipik and there, you have your sticky notes!

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For the screebshot tool, you might need to tell what exactly you are looking for. Are you aware that you can press Alt+Print to make a screenshot of only the currently focused application?

As for the notes application, you might want to look into the screenlets notes. They seem to be similar as to what you have in the screenshot.

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Thanks,for the screenshots I only would like to cut a part of the screen and copy it to gimp, paint, whatever... –  Bazikstano Nov 7 '11 at 21:33
  1. Take the screen shot with the Screenshot utility.

  2. Save it to a location.

  3. Open it with Shotwell photo manager.

  4. Choose the option to edit it.

  5. Crop it accordingly and save it.

Hope it may help.

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You can also do this with GIMP easily by loading the screenshot of your whole screen in there, selecting the Crop tool, highlighting the portion you want to keep and pressing Enter. GIMP will get rid of everything outside the selection and you can re-save the picture as just the part you want. –  Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 9 '11 at 0:15

Selective screenshot

  1. In Accessories there's a Take Screenshot program with an option called "Select area to grab". Or if in Unity access it by pressing Super, typing "Screenshot" or "Take", then opening Take Screenshot and choosing this option.
  2. Using the Print Screen key, you can take a screenshot of the whole desktop. Using Alt+Print Screen you can take a screenshot of only the active window, but in Keyboard Shortcuts under System Settings change or make a new one to do this while also asking how you want to have it. In that case, the command you need to put into the shortcut (new or existing) is gnome-screenshot --interactive.
  3. Or you can make a shortcut on the desktop or launcher by dragging to there that program's icon.

Notes

I would use that one which saves to the cloud. You can try:

  1. Firefox with the Google Notebook addon.
  2. Chromium browser with some plugin like Scratchpad or TaskFore plugin for Gmail.
  3. Tomboy notes, which can be synced with Ubuntu One.
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Also, can you provide links to the browser extensions you mentioned? –  Christopher Kyle Horton Nov 9 '11 at 0:27

You can also try to run those programs in Ubuntu using Wine (it is a software to run Windows programs under other OS). To install Wine, open a terminal and type sudo apt-get install wine. Then just install the app you want double clicking the .exe file.

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Thanks,for the screenshots I only would like to cut a part of the screen and copy it to gimp, paint, whatever... The screenlets are cool...btw, is there any way to make my google calendar appear in my desktop? –  Bazikstano Nov 7 '11 at 21:45
    
Sorry, could you be more specific? By google calendar you mean the gadget? –  Jesse Nov 9 '11 at 4:42

Tomboy Install Tomboy : Simple note taking

Tomboy is a desktop note-taking application for Linux, Unix, Windows, and Mac OS X. Simple and easy to use, but with potential to help you organize the ideas and information you deal with every day.

Features highlights

Highlighting text
Inline spelll checking
Auto-linking web & email addresses
Undo/redo
Font styling & sizing
Bulleted lists

Gnote Install Gnote desktop note taking program using Wiki style links

note taking application, including most of the add-ins (more are to come). Synchronization support is being worked on.

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the question is explicitly about a tool OTHER than tomboy –  xubuntix Nov 8 '11 at 11:27

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