Top 3 best screenshot apps on Linux

Need a more versatile tool to take your screenshots? See the top 3 with the best options in the penguin system.

Some simply prefer to take a screenshot, however, other users want more. There are times when a mere illustration does not solve, and you have to draw so that the other is not in doubt. It almost sounds like that saying you want me to draw? At such times, a tool with more features is a good solution.

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Before introducing my top 3, I want to make it clear that I'm not putting in order from best to worst. In fact the 3 options look a lot alike, even if you change your way of working, the result is pretty much the same.

Flameshot

Flameshopt exudes practicality and ease of use, including a post dedicated to it. You can add arrows, geometric shapes, text, hide information, select just the desired one, change the colors of the inserted objects and much more. To install Flameshot in your distribution, access the post I mentioned earlier. Flameshot is also in most repositories. screenshot-linux-mac-windows-ksnip-flameshot-deepin-screenshot-photo-monitor-printscreen-window-appimage-deb-rpm-fedora-ubuntu-mint-arch-manjaro

If you are on Ubuntu, Mint or derived, use the command to install:

sudo apt install flameshot

Fedora Installation:

sudo dnf install flameshot

Installation on Manjaro, Arch:

sudo pacman -S flameshot

Ksnip

Ksnip's advantage over others on this list is multiplatform, so it doesn't matter if you are using Linux, Windows or macOS. Its most peculiar operating logic. Instead of applying the changes in real time during screen capture, the program first makes the screenshot and then gives the possibility of element additions. You can download Ksnip directly from your Github. For Linux there are 3 options: DEB (Debian, Ubuntu and derivatives), RPM (Fedora, openSUSE, etc) and the AppImage package. The latter with the advantage of portability, without the need for installation, besides running in various distributions. If you don't know how to perform this type of format, visit this post. screenshot-linux-mac-windows-ksnip-flameshot-deepin-screenshot-photo-monitor-printscreen-window-appimage-deb-rpm-fedora-ubuntu-mint-arch-manjaro

Deepin Screenshot

The next application on the list, I confess that after I started using it, I couldn't do without Deepin Screenshot. A simple but very complete tool. It also has features of: addition of geometric shapes, arrows, blur, text, specific area selection, etc. Deepin Screenshot comes natively in its source distribution, as expected, but the application is found in most Linux distributions. In the case of Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, Linux Mint 19 and higher, Fedora 30 and higher, for example. Search for Deepin in your system store and view the program.

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If you are on Ubuntu, Mint or derived, use the command to install:

sudo apt install deepin-screenshot

Fedora Installation:

sudo dnf install deepin-screenshot

Installation on Manjaro, Arch:

sudo pacman -S deepin-screenshot

Interestingly the 3 applications are developed in Qt, and it's up to you which one to use. Flameshot stands out for its number of options and for adding an icon to your system tray. Already Ksnip is a perfect choice for anyone using more than one system and would like the same application on both. Another point, its peculiar way of functioning. Being able to please both in the. Finally, Deepin Screenshot values ​​simplicity and has the convenience of being in most official repositories. Of course, with both tools you can create more elaborate screenshots in a practical way. The tutorials I write for the Diolinux blog are supported by Deepin Screenshot. In any maintenance or assistance, I have already used the tool.

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