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Compiz embarked tools which permitted selecting a region of the screen and copying the snapshot to the clipboard. I miss that on Gnome 3. Is there any way to do so? I’ve seen that Alt+PrintScr took a screenshot of the focussed window but that’s not what I want.

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ImageMagick has a commandline program import that allows you to do that. E.g. do import screenshot.png and the cursor will change and allow you to either click to capture the selected window or select a region to capture the region and save it in screenshot.png.

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I am using Ubuntu with Gnome3 and noticed that Shift + PrntScr does the trick. I have gnome-screenshot installed, not sure if it's that providing the functionality.

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to me it is the best solution for GNOME as it elegantly capture pretty much everything of gnome-shell including transparency, effects –  Trung Lê Mar 29 '13 at 6:46
    
It is perferct for gnome user –  jilen Oct 22 at 11:40

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