Taking screenshots in Linux is as easy as pressing the "print screen" key on the keyboard. But how about taking a screenshot of a specific area such as a window, or more specifically a menu? A lot of careful cropping might be needed for the same. But with shutter, you don't have to worry much about it. Except taking screenshot of a menu, shutter provides a number of features.
Capture screens with shutter
Shutter allows you to take screenshots in a number of ways specified here. The top menu of shutter allows you to take screenshots of various things in your desktop.
Capture a rectangular area
Select the rectangular selection tool from the toolbar below the menu. Now you can select any rectangular area to be captured. As soon as you select the area to be captured, an image is stored and now you can edit it by clicking on the top 'edit' button in the toolbar.
Capturing the whole desktop
Next, you can choose to capture the whole desktop by clicking the desktop button.
Capturing a window
Similarly a window can be selected to be captured.
Capture selection of a window
You can also select a section of a window. A child window can be selected by moving the mouse over it. For example, the downloading window of the synaptic package manager.
Capturing a menu or cascading menu
A menu or a cascading menu can also be captured from any application. For example, here we have captured the GNOME main menu. You need to activate the menu for capturing. The screenshot is taken after 10 seconds.
Capturing a tooltip
Even a tooltip can be captured using shutter. Again, you are given 10 seconds to highlight the tooltip.
That’s not it; you can even capture the panels (top and bottom panel in GNOME and other Desktop Environments):
Thus using shutter, you can take screenshots of almost all the things on your desktop.