How To Flameshot on Linux Mint And Ubuntu

Flameshot is an open-source tool for Linux distributions that can capture and save screenshots on your filesystem. It is a very lightweight but powerful tool to take a screenshot. You may wonder why you should get a new screenshot tool while your Ubuntu already has the GNOME Screenshot utility tool pre-installed? Well, the answer is clear. Flameshot does have some extra necessary features that are unavailable on Ubuntu’s default screenshot tool. Moreover, it is very much customizable, comfortable, handy to use Flameshot on Mint Linux and Ubuntu. I am sure that once you install the Flameshot tool on your Mint/Ubuntu desktop, you will love this quick screenshot tool.

Flameshot on Mint/Ubuntu Linux
Flameshot is built with the C ++, and the graphical user interface is developed and improved with the gt5 widget. C++ has a very vast number of library functions, and the execution time of C++ is enormously less than other languages, so no doubt that you will get zero lagging to load Flameshot on your Ubuntu Linux.

Furthermore, taking a screenshot with Flameshot is hassle-free. In this post, we will see how to install, configure, and use Flameshot on Ubuntu Linux. Some primary features of Flameshot are pointed below.

  • Run-on the System Tray
  • Launch at Startup
  • Clipboard Facilities
  • Different Formates to Save Images
  • Keyboard Shortcut
  • Select Area to Capture
  • Instant Edit
  • Preview Option
  • Cloud Upload
  • Highlight Area

Step 1: Install Flameshot on Ubuntu System

The installation process of Flameshot is super easy. It’s just a matter of few clicks to install this convenient tool on your Ubuntu system. First, get your Ubuntu system updated. Make sure you have an active internet connection. Then, run the following apt command line in the terminal command shell to install the Flameshot on your Ubuntu Linux. Here, the -y syntax is written to allow the user agreement to run and finish the task.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install flameshot

It is also available as snap package and AppImage.

For flameshot snap package installation, open the terminal app and type the below command and hit enter.

sudo snap install flameshot-app

It will install the latest flameshot on your system.

For flameshot AppImage portable package, you can download from the below link.

Download flameshot AppImage

If you need the installation help for appimage please comment here.

And finally if you think that the above installation steps are difficult to you just click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Ubuntu Software in the search box and click Ubuntu Software to open it. Now search flameshot in the Ubuntu Software and install from their.

Step 2: Configure Flameshot on Ubuntu Linux

After the installation of Flameshot is finished, you can now configure it for better performance and quick action. You can launch Flameshot at the startup, manage from the top bar, export, and import settings by configuring the Flameshot tool on your Mint/Ubuntu Linux.

To run the configuration window, you can use the following terminal command given below

flameshot config

Step 3: Capture Your First Screenshot by Flameshot

To take a screenshot by Flameshot, you need to launch the tool on your Ubuntu machine. You can add the Flameshot tool at your Favorite bar of your Ubuntu Linux so that you can access it quickly.

To capture a screenshot, select the area you want to capture then press the Enter button. Once the screen is captured, you can do the additional editing, highlighting, cloud uploading, and other kinds of stuff. Normally Flameshot stores images in the /Pictures directory in png format, but you can change and color picker by right-clicking your mouse.

Step 4: Remove Flameshot from Ubuntu

Due to a broken package issue or screen freeze problem, you may need to remove the Flameshot tool from your Ubuntu Linux machine. To uninstall the Flameshot tool from your Ubuntu system, run the command in your terminal shell given below.

sudo apt remove --autoremove flameshot

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