Flameshot is a free and open-source screenshot utility for Linux that provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for taking screenshots. It allows you to capture the entire screen, a specific window, or a selected rectangular area. It also provides a number of editing features that you can use to mark up the screenshot before you save it.
One of the key features of Flameshot is its ability to add text, shapes, and colors to the screenshot. This can be useful for highlighting specific areas of the screenshot or adding notes or explanations. The text feature also allows to choose font size, font style and color. Flameshot also provides support for basic image editing, such as cropping, resizing, and adjusting the brightness and contrast of the screenshot.
Another interesting feature of flameshot is it’s ability to upload the screenshot directly to imgur, which is a popular image-sharing website. This allows you to quickly share the screenshot with others without having to save it to your local machine first. Flameshot is lightweight and easy to use, making it a great tool for anyone who needs to take screenshots on a regular basis, or for those who need to quickly share a screenshot with others. It’s also highly customizable, allowing to change it’s appearance and behavior to fit users needs.
flameshot Command Examples
1. Create a fullscreen screenshot:
# flameshot full
2. Create a screenshot interactively:
# flameshot gui
3. Create a screenshot and save it to a specific path:
# flameshot gui --path path/to/directory
4. Create a screenshot interactively in a simplified mode:
# flameshot launcher
5. Create a screenshot from a specific monitor:
# flameshot screen --number 2
6. Create a screenshot and print it to the standard output:
# flameshot gui --raw
7. Create a screenshot and copy it to the clipboard:
# flameshot gui --clipboard
8. Create a screenshot with a specific delay in milliseconds:
flameshot full –delay 5000