How to take a screenshot of a portion of the screen in Ubuntu

Taking a screenshot is as simple as pressing PrintScreen button and finding it saved in ~/Pictures directory. This gets awfully tough when we have a multiple screen setup and wanted to take just a part of the image. I used to manually crop the required portion using an image editor (like Shotwell, yes you heard it right).

It was just today I discovered that there is an option to take a screenshot of just a portion of your scrreen by pressing Shift+PrintScreen combination. You may press ALT+PrintScreen for a screenshot of the current active Window. This gives us a plus cursor to highlight/choose just a portion of a screen and once done highlighting, release the cursor.. and voila! that’s it 🙂

This is one such incredible hack for those multiscreen users like me!


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