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-8.2 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Screenshot Dependencies


GTK+-3.22.28 and libcanberra-0.30 (Compiled with GTK+3 support).

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Screenshot

Install GNOME Screenshot by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

sed '/^build all/s@src/org.gnome.Screenshot.metainfo.xml@@' \
    -i                          &&
cp ../src/ \
      src/org.gnome.Screenshot.metainfo.xml &&


This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


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

Command Eplanations

sed...cp...: These commands work around an issue with current itstool.


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 2018-02-26 09:06:34 -0800