How to install ScreenCloud in Ubuntu?

ScreenCloud is a free and open-source tool for taking and sharing screenshots on a system. It is cross-platform and can be installed on Linux, Windows, OR macOS. Using this tool you can easily take a screenshot, it will be automatically uploaded to the cloud or on the configured server.

The functionalities of ScreenCloud can be enhanced by using plugins.

In this article, I will discuss how to install and use ScreenCloud in Ubuntu.

Features of ScreenCloud screenshot tool

The key features of Screencloud are –

  • Free and open source
  • Cross-platform
  • Fast and easy
  • Built-in screenshot editor
  • Automatic upload to cloud or configured server
  • Plugin support

How to install ScreenCloud in Ubuntu

You can install the ScreenCloud screenshot tool in your Ubuntu system by using given two ways –

Installing ScreenCloud using Snap package

The ScreenCloud is available in the snap store you can download and install it on your system by using the given command –

sudo snap install screencloud

Installing ScreenCloud AppImage

The AppImage is a universal software package format that runs on most Linux systems without installation. To download the ScreenCloud AppImage package first go to its official download page and in the Linux section click on AppImage.

download screencloud appimage

Once the AppImage package is downloaded make it executable using the given command –

sudo chmod +x Downloads/ScreenCloud-v1.5.3-x86_64.AppImage

Run the application from your terminal by using –


Using ScreenCloud in Ubuntu

Once the installation is successful you can launch the application by searching it in Ubuntu’s activities dashboard.

search screencloud

When first opens this will display ScreenCloud welcome page, here click on Next.

screencloud welcome page

In the next window, it will display some shortcuts again click on Next.

screencloud shortcuts

Now choose one or more cloud services and click on Next to enable them.

configure cloud

Finally, click on Finish to complete the setup.

To take a screenshot, use one of the key combinations –

Shift + Alt + 1 – Capture fullscreen

Shift + Alt + 2 – Select and capture a specific area on your screen

Shift + Alt + 3 – Capture current active window

Once the screenshot is captured you will see the given window to save it on your local or remote system.

save screenshot

If you want to edit the captured image then click on the image, it will now open with the built-in ScreenCloud editor.

screencloud editor

Remove ScreenCloud from Ubuntu

For any reason, if you want to remove ScreenCloud from your system then use the given command –

sudo snap remove screencloud


Ok, I hope you have successfully installed ScreenCloud on your Ubuntu system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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