Playing video games, surfing the web, or trying to write a tutorial?
Screen captures can be a valuable aspect of any tutorial or even for fun and games. You can use the print screen option , then manipulate the image later in Gimp, Photoshop, or whatever package you enjoy using.
I would like to introduce Shutter. Shutter is a Feature rich screenshot application. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website. You can then apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.
Inside this window you can take screen captures of what you choose to capture. You can select your desktop, an active window or even select just the portion of your screen you want to capture, by simply choosing specify, then highlighting the area with your mouse.
It then opens the screen capture for you to preview with the program. From here you can close, edit or export to your favourite application for editing images.
It makes creating guides, or how-to’s with graphical images of your screens extremely simple. Anyone can use it, and it takes less then 5 minutes to get working with it. Want to check it out, visit their official site http://shutter-project.org .