Screenshot is an image taken by the computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually this is a digital image taken by the host operating system or software running on the computer

Under Ubuntu there are many methods to take a screenshot, some are detailed here:

  • Use Print Screen: Using the keyboard's Print Screen button to load a screenshot into memory
  • Use gnome-screenshot: Using the Take Screenshot utility found under Accessories
  • Use ImageMagic: Using ImageMagic's import command
  • Use GIMP: Using GIMP's 'Screenshot' option
  • Use KSnapshot: Using KDE's KSnapshot application
  • Use scrot: Using the commandline screenshot utility scrot


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