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Spectacle is a popular command line tool used for capturing screenshots on Linux systems. It provides a simple and efficient way to capture and annotate screenshots with ease.

  1. Spectacle is developed specifically for the KDE Plasma desktop environment but can also be used on other desktop environments.
  2. It comes preinstalled with most KDE Plasma distributions, making it easily accessible to users.
  3. The tool offers a variety of capture modes, including full screen, active window, rectangular region, and even capturing a specific window by clicking on it.
  4. Spectacle enables users to customize the screenshot capture by defining the delay time, deciding whether to include the mouse cursor, and including or excluding window decorations.
  5. It also allows users to capture multiple screenshots in succession or automatically capture screenshots at regular intervals.
  6. Once a screenshot is captured, Spectacle offers various options for adding annotations, such as text, arrows, rectangles, and pixel blurring to hide sensitive information.
  7. Users can save the screenshots in different formats, including PNG, JPEG, and BMP.
  8. It provides an intuitive user interface with clear options, making it easy for even inexperienced users to navigate and utilize its features effectively.
  9. Spectacle has a keyboard shortcut feature that allows users to quickly trigger the screenshot capture without opening the tool's interface.
  10. With its comprehensive functionality and user-friendly interface, Spectacle is a highly regarded tool widely used by Linux users for capturing and editing screenshots.

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