Command line screen capture utility
  4 reviews

Scrot (SCReen shOT) is a simple command line screen capture utility that uses imlib2 to grab and save images. Multiple image formats are supported through imlib2's dynamic saver modules.

Some features of the scrot:
- support to multiple image formats (JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.).
- optimization of the screen shots image quality.
- capture a specific window or a rectangular area on the
screen with the help of switch.
scrot also can be used to monitor a desktop PC in admin absent and register unwanted activities.
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jasont 2 months ago

Bound to keyboard shortcuts and it works great. For example, I bound Alt-PrtSc to capture the active window using "scrot '/tmp/%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h_scrot.png' --focused --exec 'pinta $f'" -- saving the file to /tmp and launching the image in Pinta for tweaking.

SADIK 1 year ago

nice job

KutWrite 2 years ago

No idea how to start it. Typing "scrot" into a terminal does nothing. Scrot is not listed among installed software in the menu.

phlux 7 years ago

Best screenshot tool available for Linux!