I am using the screenshot app that comes with elementary. Love it for its simplicity and works a treat, but I feel its missing a feature.

Namely, I would like the ability to take a screenshot based on user entered pixel dimensions.

Quite often when developing websites you may wish to have pictures of a specific dimension, usually to cut down on page load speed and avoid generating unnecessary overhead. For instance I have a need at the moment for a bunch of images at 750px x 400px. Now I can take a screenshot at 1920 x 1080 and go into gimp and edit it down but its an extra step that adds time...

Just one for the suggestion box ;)

Regards Matt

3 Answers 3


Use custom screenshot tool such as Shutter. If you look in the preferences - You can predefine multiple settings like resolution and compression ratio.

Here is how you can install it.

Add repository by typing (in the terminal):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa

Followed by:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shutter


Maybe you will like these options.

Resizer - Quickly resize images from the context menu
A simple image resizer that resizes one or more images, usable from the context menu or as a standalone app.

Image Optimizer - Simple lossless image compression


In addition to 3rd party apps being a solution, eOS has a place on their github for feature requests.

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