For me, Shutter is the best open-source screenshot program available for Linux. When I used Windows, I really liked Snagit – Shutter is a good alternative.
Installing Shutter is straight forward enough. However, before doing so, I added a couple of use flags to enable the drawing tools and afford the functionality of taking screenshots of websites. This needed if you want similar functionality to Snagit where you can easily take a screenshot and then quickly and easily edit it. Such as highlighting an area or blurring-out sensitive information.
echo "x11-misc/shutter drawing webphoto" >> /etc/portage/package.use
To install, simply type.
emerge --sync emerge --ask shutter
If you’re using XMonad and you are unable to use Shutter due to error messages similar to the one below, you’ll need to make sure your
xmonad.hs file is configured to use
EWMH Hints, which is required by Shutter.
~/.xmonad/xmonad.hs with a text editor.
We need to import the following package.
You’ll also need to define the
logHook properties as show below.
handleEventHook = ewmhDesktopsEventHook,
logHook = ewmhDesktopsLogHook,
Don’t forget to recompile XMonad by pressing the modification key (Windows key on my system) with
WinKey + q
Shutter – Screenshot Tool: Official site.
Gentoo Browse: x11-misc/shutter
Wikipedia: Extended Window Manager Hints
Github.com: ahitrin / xmonad-config
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