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I was wondering if there is a similar alternative of Mac's Preview for Linux?

The feature I missed the most is the ability to use the select function in Mac's Preview, and save the selected area as an image. I often use this when I am reading some pdf and I would like to "crop" the image and save that somewhere so I can use it.

Any ideas?

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There are a number of ways to do that. Some PDF viewers like Okular come with an inbuilt "cropping" function. What I like to do instead is use a screenshot tool like Shutter, scrot or gnome-screenshot to simply capture an area of the PDF. These tools are more versatile and allow you to crop out and save any content on your screen as an image.

You can find more information on setting up your screenshot app and hotkeys here.

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