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-8.4 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Screenshot Dependencies


GTK+-3.24.5 and libcanberra-0.30 (Compiled with GTK+3 support).

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Screenshot



There is a build problem caused by a file installed by gettext in LFS. If gettext was installed with instructions before the April 11, 2018 version of LFS, run the following as the root user:

sed -e '/AppData/N;N;p;s/\.appdata\./.metainfo./' \
    -i /usr/share/gettext-0.19.8/its/appdata.loc

Install GNOME Screenshot by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

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.


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 2019-02-22 05:31:06 -0800