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This document is a WORK IN PROGRESS.
This is just a quick personal cheat sheet: treat its contents with caution!


flameshot is a simple screenshot software.


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# apk add flameshot
# apt install flameshot
# dnf install flameshot
# emerge -a media-gfx/flameshot
# nix-env -iA nixos.flameshot
# nix-env -iA nixpkgs.flameshot
# pacman -S flameshot
# yum install flameshot
# xbps-install -S flameshot
# zypper install flameshot


  • Open the graphical configuration menu:

    $ flameshot config -h
    $ flameshot config

  • You can also edit some of the settings (like overriding the default colors) in the configuration file: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME:-${HOME/.config}}/flameshot/flameshot.ini.


  • Print help:

    $ flameshot -h

  • Capture with GUI:

    $ flameshot gui

  • Capture with GUI with custom save path:

    $ flameshot gui -p ~/myStuff/captures

  • Capture with GUI after 2 seconds delay (can be useful to take screenshots of mouse hover tooltips, etc.):

    $ flameshot gui -d 2000

  • Fullscreen capture with custom save path (no GUI) and delayed:

    $ flameshot full -p ~/myStuff/captures -d 5000

  • Fullscreen capture with custom save path copying to clipboard:

    $ flameshot full -c -p ~/myStuff/captures

  • Capture the screen containing the mouse and print the image (bytes) in PNG format:

    $ flameshot screen -r

  • Capture the screen number 1 and copy it to the clipboard:

    $ flameshot screen -n 1 -c

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