How to Install Flameshot Screenshot Tool on Linux


Flame is an open source screenshot tool available for Linux, Macand Windows. It has been created C ++ and QT5 Language. Every popular Linux distribution has a screenshot tool, but they lack little functionality flame offers.

Some popular features include.

  • Supports graphical and CLI mode.
  • Edit images immediately.
  • Uploading images to Imgur.
  • Export and import configuration.
  • Easy to use and customizable.

In this article, you will learn how to install and use Flameshot screenshot software on Linux desktop systems. For presentation, I use Linux Mint 20.04.

How to install Flameshot on Linux

Flame can be installed using package management. Before you use this method to install, be sure to check the version that came with your operating system.

$ sudo dnf install flameshot  # Rhel, Centos, Fedora
$ sudo apt install flameshot  # Debian, Ubuntu-based distro 

Another method would be download flame pack (.rpm or .deb) From GitHub based on your distribution and install it locally. I prefer this method because I can install the new version regardless of what comes with my distribution.

# Ubuntu based distribution
$ wget
$ dpkg -i flameshot-0.9.0-1.ubuntu-20.04.amd64.deb

# Rhel based distribution
$ wget
$ rpm -i flameshot-0.9.0-1.fc32.x86_64.rpm


You can also install the latest version of Flameshot rapid movement or flat.

How to use Flameshot on a Linux desktop

Flame can be started manually or we can make it start automatically when the system starts. Mene “Menu → Enter Flame → Selectflame“Launches and in the notification area. To access the system tray, make sure you have a systray installed on your operating system. Because I use Linux Mint, it has a taskbar by default.

Flameshot system platform
Flameshot system platform

Right-click the flame icon on the taskbar. This will show you several options that you can use. We will see what each option is and how to use it.

Flameshot options
Flameshot options

The press “Information“And it shows shortcuts as well as license / version information.

Flameshot keyboard shortcuts
Flameshot keyboard shortcuts

Just take a screenshot by pressing “Take a screenshot”. Select the area you want to capture and get a few options to work with, such as highlighting, drawing lines and pointers, adding text, uploading to Imgur, saving locally, etc. You can pressexit”Key to deselect or pressCome in”Key to save the image to the clipboard.

Take a Linux Desktop screenshot
Take a Linux Desktop screenshot

Click to take a full screen snapshotOpen Launcher”. Here you can choose which screen you need to take the screenshot on, and you can also set the delay time and press “Take a new screenshot”.

Take a screenshot of the entire desktop
Take a screenshot of the entire desktop

Open “Configuration“By pressing the configuration option. Alla “User interface”Tab allows you to select which buttons are displayed when you take a screenshot. You can also control the opacity of non-selected areas.

Flameshot configurations
Flameshot configurations

When you save a snapshot by default, it creates a file name in date format. You can change the name manually and save it, or there is a way to change the default name.

Default file name
Default file name

Filename EditorOn the “tab, you can set the default file name to”Edit the bar”.

Set the default file name
Set the default file name

Alla “GeneralOn the tab, you can select options such as the Show Tray icon, launch a flame image at system startup, copy the URL to Imgur after downloading, Desktop Notifications, and help messages.

General settings for Flameshot
General settings for Flameshot

All configurations are saved/mold/<käyttäjä>/.config/Dharkael/flameshot.ini”. You can import or export this file using the import and export option. It is recommended to set the parameters via the graphical user interface .ini file directly.

Flameshot configuration file
Flameshot configuration file

How to use Flameshot from the command line

So far, we have seen how to use flame In GUI mode. You can do all the things you do in GUI mode, including CLI mode. Kick off flame simply drive “flame“From the terminal.

$ flameshot &

Getting instructions:flames -h“At the terminal.

$ flameshot -h
Flameshot help
Flameshot help

Taking a screenshot typeflamed gui“Which opens the Gui space. This is the same as we have seen in the Gui section.

$ flameshot gui

To save the screenshot to a custom path, use -p flag and pass location as an argument.

$ flameshot gui -p /home/tecmint/images

Add a delay to use screenshots -d flag and add time as an argument.

$ flameshot gui -d 2000

Use to take a full screen snapshotsize“-Option.

$ flameshot full  -p /home/tecmint/images -d 1500

Copy a screenshot to the clipboard using -c ticket without saving the location.

$ flameshot full -c -p -p /home/tecmint/images

You can capture the screen where the mouse is used -r ticket.

$ flameshot -r

To open the configuration, skipconfiguration“-Option.

$ flameshot config

It is in this article. Play flame and share feedback with us.

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