gscreenshot is a gtk frontend for scrot, an application for taking screenshots, written in python and pygtk. This is a fork of the original project (last updated in 2006) that updates it to use modern technologies and to provide updated functionality.
This application was originally written by matej.horvath. The original project can be found at https://code.google.com/p/gscreenshot/ while Google Code is still up and running.
gscreenshot is licensed under the GPLv2.
ArchLinux and derivatives: Available in the Archlinux User Repository
Available in your distro's repositories. Run
sudo apt-get install gscreenshot
- Download the latest version from here
- Unzip or untar the file (depending which you downloaded)
- From the command line, navigate to the unzipped files and run
sudo pip install -e .NOTE: you can install gscreenshot by running
sudo python setup.py installbut that method will not automatically handle dependencies for you.
gscreenshot takes screenshots! Run it manually or bind it to a keystroke. Both a graphical (gscreenshot) and CLI (gscreenshot-cli) interface are available.
gscreenshot-cli --help for instructions. The shell interface is
non-interactive so it is suitable for use in scripts and pre-built
- "Selection" allows you to drag-select an area to screenshot
- "Window" allows you to click a window to screenshot
- "Everything" takes a screenshot of the entire screen.
- "Save" brings up the file save dialog to save your screenshot
- Control+S opens the save dialog
- Control+C copies the screenshot to the clipboard
- Control+O opens your screenshot in your default image application
- Escape quits the application
Find a problem? Have something to add? Just think gscreenshot is super cool? gscreenshot accepts contributions!
Please base pull requests off of and open pull requests against the 'dev' branch. 'master' is reserved for stable code. You may be asked to rebase your code against the latest version of the 'dev' branch if there's been a flurry of activity before your contribution.
Pull requests may not be merged right away! Don't take offense, sometimes it just takes a little while to get to them.
Don't worry about categorizing your issue properly, it'll get taken care of on this end.
automatically installed by the setup script or your package manager
Your preference for taking screenshots. You need at least one of these.
- Imlib2_grab (the library Scrot uses)
- Python 2.7 or Python 3
- python-gobject (may be called "python-gi" or "python3-gi")
Optional, but recommended
- Slop (used for improved region and window selection)
- There are some issues with the builtin selection functionality in scrot and some others
- Xclip (for command line clipboard functionality)
- xdg-open (for opening screenshots in your image viewer)
The above, plus: