Introduction to GNOME Screenshot

The GNOME Screenshot is a utility used for taking screenshots of the entire screen, a window or a user- defined area of the screen, with optional beautifying border effects.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Screenshot Dependencies


GTK+-3.18.1 and libcanberra-0.30 (Compiled with GTK+3 support).

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Screenshot

Install GNOME Screenshot by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


In order to best run GNOME Screenshot from the command line, the --interactive option needs to be specified.


Installed Program: gnome-screenshot
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is used to capture the screen, a window, or a user-defined area and save the snapshot image to a file.

Last updated on 2015-09-27 15:40:33 -0500