NAME gnome-screenshot - capture the screen, a window, or an user-defined area and save the snapshot image to a file.

SYNOPSIS gnome-screenshot [ -w ] [ -a ] [ -b ] [ -B ] [ -d SECONDS ] [ -e EFFECT ] [ -i ] [ --display DISPLAY ]

DESCRIPTION gnome-screenshot is a GNOME utility for taking screenshots of the entire screen, a window or an user-defined area of the screen, with optional beutifying border effects.

OPTIONS -w, --window Grab the current active window instead of the entire screen.

-a, --area Grab an area of the screen instead of the entire screen.

-b, --include-border Include the window border within the screenshot.

-B, --remove-border Remove the window border from the screenshot.

-d, --delay=SECONDS, Take the screenshot after the specified delay [in seconds].

-e, --effect=EFFECT, Add an effect to the outside of the screenshot border. EFFECT can be shadow (adding drop shadow), border (adding rect- angular space around the screenshot) or none (no effect). Default is none.

-i, --interactive Interactively set options in a dialog.

--display=DISPLAY X display to use.

-?, -h, --help Show a summary of the available options.

In addition, the usual GTK+ and GNOME command line options apply. See the output of --help for details.

SEE ALSO gnome-options(7), gtk-options(7)

AUTHOR This manual page was written by Christian Marillat <maril-> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Updated by Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <>, Tom Feiner <> and Cosimo Cecchi <>

June 28, 2009 GNOME-SCREENSHOT(1)