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How to take screenshots with Shutter
This is a tutorial for customers who wish to take screenshots using the program Shutter. This will teach you how to take a screenshot and the different types of screenshots you can take with Shutter. Shutter is a free program that you can download for free on the Synaptic Package Manager. Using the Synaptic Package Manger is covered in another tutorial.
First you need to get to Shutter. You do this by going to “Applications” menu at the top left corner of the screen. From that menu you need to go to the sub menu, “Accessories”. From there you will click Shutter to open it.
Shutter should now be running and it looks like this.
There are a variety of screenshots you can take with Shutter. It all depends on the option you select. Going left to right you have, “Selection”, “Full Screen”, “Window”, four unlabeled buttons, your “Timeout” menu, an “Edit” button, and an “Export” button. Using the “Timeout”, “Edit”, and “Export” button will be covered in another tutorial.
Each of these buttons has it's own unique snapshot it can take. If you use “Selection”, you will select only the portion of the screen you want to take the snapshot of. After you select, you will press the “Enter” button on your keyboard. If you use the “Full Screen” option it will take a snapshot of the entire screen. Selecting the “Window” option will select a window you have open; such as a word document or a media player. For the “Full Screen” or “Window” option you simply move your mouse over what you want a screenshot of and left click. The four unlabeled buttons from left to right take screenshots of; only a section of a window, a single menu/cascading menus, tooltips, and a screenshot of a website. For the single/cascading menu or tooltip options, the screenshot uses a timer to give you time to find what you want. Just wait until the timer is up and it will take the screenshot for you.
This has been a tutorial on taking various screenshots using the Shutter program and how to take them.