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Flameshot is a program for taking screenshots. It has an interactive GUI with controls to select the desired capture region, move and resize the capture window, make edits with common drawing tools (pencil, line, rectangle, circle, blur, undo/redo), and choose the output destination (copy to clipboard, save to disk, upload to Imgur, open with another program).


Install the flameshot package, or flameshot-gitAUR for the development version.


Sub-commands exit immediately with no output

Option 1: Use dbus-launch

Some X clients (dwm, i3, xmonad, possibly others) must be started with dbus-launch in order for Flameshot to start when using its sub-commands (e.g., flameshot gui, flameshot config).

For example, using xinit:


exec dbus-launch dwm

See dbus-launch(1) for more information.

Option 2: Run as background process

Alternatively, you can start Flameshot as a background process at any time during your X session:

$ flameshot &

See also