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How To Take Screenshots On The Raspberry Pi

Taking screenshots on the Raspberry Pi is a relatively easy thing to do, once you know how. In this tutorial we will show you how to take screenshots on your Raspberry Pi. To do this we'll be using a free application called "scrot". We're going to assume that you're running the Raspbian operating system for this guide.


Installation Installation is simple, make sure you're connected to the internet and run the following commands

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install scrot

How To Use Once installed, to take a screenshot simply open up LXTerminal from the GUI and type the following. This will create your screenshot in your default user directory (usually /home/pi/)


If you want to add a delay before the screenshot is taken (for example if you want to close some windows, use the command below

scrot -d 10

If you want the screenshot to be saved in a different location, with a different name or in a different extension you can simply add the path, file name and extension to the command

scrot /home/pi/myscreen.png

Advanced Options Below is a list of advanced options available for scrot.


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