GNOME Screenshot
Developer(s)GNOME Project
Stable release
40.0[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 20 March 2021; 2 years ago (20 March 2021)
Written inC
Operating systemUnix-like
TypeScreenshot software

GNOME Screenshot is a desktop environment-agnostic utility for taking screenshots. It was part of the GNOME Utilities (gnome-utils) package, but was split into its own package[2] for the 3.3.1 version in 2011.[3] It was the default screenshot software in GNOME until it was replaced by a built-in utility in GNOME Shell version 42.[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 default bound to keyboard shortcuts:

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

See also


  1. ^ "Version 40.0".
  2. ^ Cecchi, Cosimo. "gnome-utils module split completed". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  3. ^ Cecchi, Cosimo. "release: prepare for 3.3.1". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ "GNOME Release Notes". GNOME Release Notes. Retrieved 2023-09-18.