By Juan Matias de la Camara

Taking a Screenshot

The following article shows three different methods to take a screenshot in elementary OS Luna.

You can take a picture of your entire screen, ...
just the focused window, ...
or a selected area.
Here are the default key combinations:
  • Screen: PRINT SCREEN
  • Focused Window: ALT + PRINT SCREEN
  • Selected Area: SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN

These shortcuts will save a file with the screenshot into you Pictures folder. The same combinations with the CTRL key will copy the image to clipboard instead.

You can find these combinations and more in: System Preferences → Keyboard → Shortcuts