Taking screenshots using shutter in fedora

Shutter is a feature rich, open source screenshot utility developed for GNU/Linux operating system. In addition to capturing photos of entire screen, specific window or selected area it helps to apply different effects, draw to highlights points and to upload to image hosting sites.

The Fedora Magazine has published an article on shutter screenshot utility which explains how shutter is different from other utilities and demonstrate usage of different shutter features.


Fedora Workstation ships with a simple, yet capable screenshot utility that allows the user to take quick grabs of your desktop. If you are taking many screenshots in a session or want more control of how your screenshots are taken, you will want to take a look at Shutter.

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot tool that has a bunch of useful features. Sessions let you easily take and save a group of screenshots. Advanced capture modes allow you to take screenshots of nested menus, tooltips, or specific workspaces. A built-in editor lets you tailor and tweak your screenshots.

Fedora Workstation’s built-in screenshot tool is great for taking quick, one-off screenshots. If you are working on a project that requires you to take multiple screenshots, Shutter’s session concept will improve your workflow. Each screenshot you take with Shutter will be presented in the session tab so you can take multiple screenshots and easily keep track of the ones you have taken.
Read complete article in Fedora Magazine.

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