Updated on December 2020
As I told in my previous post https://medium.com/@dorukdestan/ubuntu-shortcut-for-partial-screenshot-to-clipboard-3a4018e8d3dd you can configure
gnome-screenshot to use with custom keyboard shortcut however if you are looking for a complete alternative for Windows’
snipping tool with built-in editing just after a screenshot then you need
Shutter - Feature-rich Screenshot Tool
Shutter Ubuntu / Linux app that allows you to take screenshots, edit them, apply various effects, upload them online…
For console savvy users:
$ snap install shutter
If you don’t have snap then go with the traditional way:
$ sudo apt install shutter
For console phobics:
Windows Snipping Tool Alternative
For a complete Windows Snipping Tool Alternative in Ubuntu we will make a simple configuration:
Step 1: Configure shutter to open screenshots with built-in editor so it automatically opens after a screenshot.
Step 2: Configure a keyboard shortcut
shutter -s --disable_systray
…and you are done!
Hit your shortcut then screen goes semi-dark and you can select an area on the screen.
Note that different than
gnome-screenshot you can resize selected area after drawing it. You need to hit
enter to finalize screenshot.
Then edit your screenshot…
Your edited screenshot is in the clipboard!