Similar to creating screenshots in Linux, there are several ways to take screenshots in Ubuntu: Use the [Print Screen/PrtSc] key and optionally also the [Alt] key or [Shift] key, or use certain terminal commands. Conveniently, Ubuntu has its own screenshot tool, but you can also use programs like Shutter or GIMP. We will show you how the different ways work.
Take screenshots in Ubuntu with keyboard shortcuts –
The easiest way to take screenshots in Ubuntu is with the keyboard shortcuts. While this option is easy to perform, it offers few choices. To do this, you need the [Print Screen] key, which can be found on conventional keyboards in the top row between the [F12] and [Scroll Lock] keys. It is labeled either with the word “Print” or “Print” or with “Print Screen” or “PrtSc”. The following keyboard shortcuts are available to create a screenshot in Ubuntu:
- [Print] : Use the [Print] button to create a photo of your entire screen, which is saved in the Pictures folder.
- [Print Screen] + [Alt] : With the help of this combination you take a screenshot of the currently active window in Ubuntu.
- [Print Screen] + [Shift] : This combination allows you to choose which area of your screen you want to capture. Drag and click to set the height and width of the image.
If you press the [Ctrl] key in addition to one of the above combinations, the image will not be saved, but only copied to the clipboard.
Screenshot-Tool in Ubuntu –
- Ubuntu also offers a screenshot tool that makes it easy to take screenshots yourself. You can find this in the start menu. You do this as follows:
- Click on the start menu and enter the search term “screenshot”.
- Open the screenshot tool in Ubuntu.
- Now you have the choice of what kind of screenshot you want to create. Similar to the keyboard shortcut method, your options are an image of the entire screen, an image of the active window, or an image of a crop you’ve chosen.
- You also have the option to set a delay. This gives you the time to prepare the recording area as best as possible.
- Now click ” Take Screenshot” to take a screenshot in Ubuntu according to your settings.
- Once the screenshot has been taken, specify the storage location. By default, the screenshots are saved in the Pictures folder.