GNOME Screenshot

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GNOME Screenshot
Gnome-screenshot 3.38.0.png
Developer(s)The GNOME Project
Stable release40.2[1] (4 June 2021; 49 days ago (2021-06-04)) [±]
Preview release40.beta[2] (24 February 2021; 4 months ago (2021-02-24)) [±]
Repository Edit this at Wikidata
Written inC
Operating systemLinux, Unix-like
TypeScreenshot software

GNOME Screenshot is a utility used in the GNOME desktop environment for taking screenshots. It was part of the GNOME Utilities (gnome-utils) package, but was split into its own package[3] for the 3.3.1 version in 2011.[4]

It provides several options, including capturing the whole desktop or just a single window, a time delay function, and some image effects. These options are also bound to keyboard shortcuts, PrtSc for whole screen, Crtl-PrtSc for current window, and Shift-PrtSc for area of the screen, which then automatically saves the screenshot to a file in the home directory. In beginning of 2017 it is nearly the only application which works on Gnome with Wayland.[citation needed]

Similar applications include Shutter which provides more options, and Spectacle in KDE.

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  1. ^ Catanzaro, Michael (4 June 2021). "GNOME 40 released". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  2. ^ Kitouni, Abderrahim (24 February 2021). "GNOME 40.beta released!". GNOME Mail Services (Mailing list). Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  3. ^ Cecchi, Cosimo. "gnome-utils module split completed". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ Cecchi, Cosimo. "release: prepare for 3.3.1". Retrieved 6 November 2013.