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The Many Ways of Capturing the Moment With Linux

“Capturing a screen image is a basic computing task — so basic,
in fact, that almost every computer keyboard has a dedicated key to
grab a picture of what the monitor is displaying in the instant the
key is pressed.

“Three Linux apps have proven very useful to me. I use Shutter,
Gnome Screenshot and mtPaint Snapshot almost daily in documenting
Linux Picks selections and feature articles about using
computers.

“In the earliest text-based DOS (Disc Operating System) days of
the PC, the Print Screen (Prn Scrn) key was used to literally send
the image on the monitor’s display to the printer. Today, pressing
that key saves the screen image to a file. Far from being
complicated, using screen capture software for any Linux
distribution is fast and simple.”

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