Update [  Feb 16 2009 ] - GScrot has been renamed to Shutter.

GScrot is a popular screen-shot tool for Linux. GScrot is currently at version 0.64. It runs best on GNOME and has a good feature list.

  • Capture a website, whole desktop, individual window or a custom selection.
  • Support for delayed screen-shots.
  • Plug-ins for multiple effects.
  • Support for FTP uploads and image hosting services. imageshack.us, imagebanana.com and ubuntu-pics.de.
  • Save your screen-shots in the same folder everytime and automatically name them.
  • Full intergration with GNOME desktop panel.
  • Automatically generate thumbnails
  • Built in image editing tool.

I’ll walk you through the process of installing GScrot on Ubuntu 8.10. I’m more of a command line guy so if you need a GUI version look here.

Create a new apt-repository source file. I’ll call it  gscrot.list and place it in the “/etc/apt/source.list.d/” directory.

Add the following lines to the /etc/apt/source.list.d/gscrot.list file you just created.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gscrot/ubuntu intrepid main<br /> deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gscrot/ubuntu intrepid main

Next, run “apt-get update” to update the apt-repository database.

[email protected]:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get update

Run “apt-get install gscrot” to download and install GScrot.

[email protected]:/etc/apt/sources.list.d# apt-get install gscrot

To start GScrot, go to Applications -> Accessories -> GScrot