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The Many Ways of Capturing the Moment With Linux

Capturing a screen image is a basic computing task -- so basic, in fact, that almost every computer keyboard has a dedicated key to grab a picture of what the monitor is displaying in the instant the key is pressed. Three Linux apps have proven very useful to me. I use Shutter, Gnome Screenshot and mtPaint Snapshot almost daily in documenting Linux Picks selections and feature articles about using computers. In the earliest text-based DOS days of the PC, the Print Screen key was used to literally send the image on the monitor's display to the printer.

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