Crossplatform tool for fast making screenshots.
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version 2.0-dev

ScreenGrab - A program for fast creating screenshots, and easily publishing them on internet image hosting services. It works on Linux and Windows operating systems. ScreenGrab uses the Qt framework and thus, it is independent from any desktop environment.

Build requirements

  • Qt5 >= 5.2 (Qt 4.x support only 1.x branch)
  • CMake >= 3.1.0 (only for building ScreenGrab from sources)
  • GCC > 4.5
  • KF5WindowSystem
  • [optional] Qxt Library > 0.6 (if you want to build ScreenGrab using your system Qxt version - see the "Build options" section in this file)


To build ScreenGrab from sources, use these commands:

mkdir build
cd build
cmake [BUILD OPTIONS] ../
make install

Build options

You can use some or all of these parameters to customise your build.

  • -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX - Install prefix for Linux distro. Default setting: "/usr".
  • -DSG_XDG_CONFIG_SUPPORT - Place config files into XDGC_CONFIG_HOME directory (usually - ~/.config/${app_name) ). Default setting: ON. In previous versions the config files were stored in ~/.screengrab (Set this parameter to "OFF" to store the config files here).
  • -DSG_EXT_UPLOADS - Enable uploading screenshots to image hosting services. Default setting: ON.
  • -DSG_DBUS_NOTIFY - Enable D-Bus notifications.
  • -DSG_GLOBALSHORTCUTS - Enable global shortcuts for main actions to create screenshots. Default setting: ON.
  • -DSG_USE_SYSTEM_QXT - Use system version Qxt Library for global shortcuts. Default setting: OFF.
  • -DSG_DOCDIR - Name for the directory of user's documentation. Default setting: "screengrab".
  • -DQKSW_SHARED - Enable shared linking with qkeysequencewidget library (in src/common/qksysekwesewidget). Default setting: OFF.
  • -DDEV_VERSION - Set a dev-version here, maybe git describe $foo. Default not set.

Build notes

For Debian based Linux distributions please use the distribution build tools. One can get the source-code with

apt source screengrab # Sources for the released package
- or -
git clone

Build with the tools provided by devscripts or better with pbuilder or sbuild


Screengrab is licensed under the GPL v2. See file LICENSE in docs directory for more information


Web homepage:
Bug Tracker:


(c) 2014-2018, LXQt Team
(c) 2009-2013, Artem 'DOOMer' Galichkin

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