5 of the Best Free Linux Screen Capture Tools
The phrase "A picture is worth a thousand words" refers to the
idea that a solitary still image can provide as much
information as a large amount of descriptive text.
Essentially, pictures convey information more effectively and
efficiently than words can.
A screenshot is an image captured by a computer to record the
output of a visual device. Screen capture software enable screenshots
to be taken on a computer. This type of software has a wide
range of uses. As an image can illustrate the operation of computer
software so well, screenshots play a crucial role in software
development and documentation. Alternatively, if you have a technical
problem with your computer, a screenshot allows a technical support
understand the problems you are facing. Writing
computer-related articles, documentation and tutorials is nigh on
impossible without a good tool for creating screenshots.
Linux has a good selection of versatile open source screenshot
programs, both graphical and console based. The two most popular
desktop environments, GNOME and KDE, each offer a competent screenshot
utility. However, the functionality offered by their screenshot
utilities is relatively basic. Furthermore, many Linux users prefer to
more lightweight desktop environment. For the most
feature-rich dedicated screenshot utility, look no further than Shutter
(formerly known as GScrot). This tool receives our highest
Screen capture functionality is not only provided by dedicated
applications. GIMP and ImageMagick, two programs which are
primarily image manipulation tools, also offer competent screen
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 5 screen capture tools.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wants to
demonstrate a program, or a particular problem with others.
Now, let's explore the 5 screen capture tools at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews.
|Screen Capture Tools
||Feature-rich screenshot program
GNU Image Manipulation Program
||Screen capture tool for KDE 4
capture tool for GNOME
||Software suite to create, edit, and compose bitmap
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Last Updated Saturday, March 31 2012 @ 12:25 PM EST