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I wish to take multiple screenshots to put into a presentation, but the Screenshot application closes after each area selection screenshot. How do I take multiple screenshots without the application closing each time?

(This feature is available in Windows 10's Snippet tool, so I expect it to exist in Ubuntu.)

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  • I thought a workaround would be 'gnome-screenshot -c -a -d 5' in terminal, but I am met with the error, "Conflicting options: --area and --delay should not be used at the same time.". I do not understand why these options are regarded as conflicting; it seemed better than using the Screenshot GUI, since I could just up-arrow, Enter to repeat ... – DBinJP Dec 1 '17 at 7:42
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There's also a list of keyboard shortcuts you can utilize:

PrtSc Save a screenshot of the entire screen
Shift + PrtSc Save a screenshot of a specific region
Alt + PrtSc Save a screenshot of the current window

Ctrl + PrtSc Copy the screenshot of the entire screen to the clipboard
Shift + Ctrl + PrtSc Copy the screenshot of a specific region to the clipboard
Ctrl + Alt + PrtSc Copy the screenshot of the current window to the clipboard

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  • these worked great for me on linuxmint. how come this doesnt have more likes? super useful – zzapper Oct 14 '19 at 15:22
  • Edit: on newer installation of linuxmint, It works great for me as well – BanAnanas Oct 14 '19 at 17:55
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It doesn't look like Screenshot can do that, but you can use shutter instead:

sudo apt-get install shutter

UPDATE 2020-08-14: In Ubuntu 20.04 Screenshot can take multiple screenshots.

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  • Unfortunately this doesn't work as of 18.10, itsfoss.com/install-shutter-ubuntu – James K May 12 '20 at 10:20
  • Ubuntu 20.04 Screenshot can take multiple screenshots How? I failed to find this option. – Tino Jun 7 at 13:34
  • @Tino After capturing, click the back button (the "<" button) on the top left corner of the Screenshot app to take a new capture. – bennylp Jun 16 at 7:14
  • @bennylp How do I keep the window open? It immediately closes. No window, no back-button. – Tino Jun 17 at 9:56
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Here is a workaround: Ctrl+Alt+T to open Terminal, man gnome-screenshot to learn about the command; gnome-screenshot -i to quickly open the Screenshot GUI; Ctrl+C (within Terminal) to terminate the process after copying the screenshot to clipboard; up arrow, Enter to quickly execute the command again for another screenshot. This saves time compared to opening Screenshot from Launcher each time.

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  • Or run infinite loop with gnome-screenshot in terminal while true; do gnome-screenshot -i; done. – ks1322 Sep 4 '19 at 11:50

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