How to capture a screenshot on Linux on WordPress

A screenshot is a digital image that captures everything displayed on your computer screen.

“Image speaks louder than words”. That is the reason why screenshots could come in handy for many situations. For example, when you are trying to show Tech Support the problem that shows on your computer screen, instead of describing them at lengths, sending a screenshot of the problem will do the trick. Or perhaps there is this really cool article that you saw on the Internet that inspires you to create a blog about it, just take a screenshot of the article and use it as illustration for your content.

Screenshot is an essentials that is supported on all types of operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android phone or tablet. In this instructional writing below, you would be guided through a compact roundup with step-by-step instructions on How to capture a screenshot on Linux on WordPress.

To take a screenshot of the entire screen, follow the 4 steps below. To access more advanced features of screenshot, follow the Alternative Direction below.

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First of all, locate the Print Screen key on your keyboard. Depending on the type of keyboard you are using, the key may be marked as Print Screen or shorten to PrtScn.

After pressing this key combination, your screenshot will automatically be saved as an image file in Desktop.

Step 2: Press the Print Screen key

Get what you want to capture to display on the screen, then press the Print Screen key on your keyboard.

After pressing this key, your screenshot will automatically be copied.

Step 3: Open an image editor and paste the copied screenshot

Next, open any image editor, such as Photoshop, Paint, GIMP, GIMPshop, Irfanview, Paintshop Pro. Create a new image and paste your copied screenshot by pressing Ctrl + V.

Step 4: Save your image

The screenshot will now appear on the image editor. Save your image as a JPG, PNG, PDF, or GIF file.

Alternative Direction

Another way to take screenshots from your Linux more flexibly is to follow this instruction: Go to Applications, visit the Accessories section then go to the Take Screenshot button.

By accessing this, you could choose either to take screenshots of a whole screen, a whole window or select certain areas to take screenshot of.



After your screenshot is saved as an image file in Desktop, you could now use it as you would with any other images. For instance, you could:

  • Add it to a page or post on your blog

  • Attach it to your email

  • Upload the screenshot to your digital media library, and share the URL that links to your image

  • Upload it to a third party service like Droplr,, Imgur, or CloudApp.


Above is a quick and easy-to-follow instruction How to capture a screenshot on Linux on WordPress. Beside enhancing your blog quality, this feature could be of great help in many different context.