Flameshot is simple but in the same time very powerful tool with many additional features for taking and editing images. With the help of a graphical user interface it offers you many options for adding text, drawing arrows, lines, rectangles, circles, and other interactive elements. Moreover, cropping, pinning, highlighting as far as a blurring text parts and manually creating different shapes are also available in Flameshot. Screenshots can be easily saved to a local file or copied to clipboard for pasting in other programs. It also includes features to customize appearance, has support for both CLI and GUI, and provides integration with Imgur via Flameshot Dbus interface. Many additional configuration options like hiding icons or changing the colors will make your images more interactive. Capturing of website pages and software menus are also available in Flameshot.
Flameshot is a lightweight free open source software that means that skilled developers can enhance the program. It works on many Linux distros such as Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, Linux Mint, Debian GNU/Linux, Bodhi Linux, Gentoo, Mandriva, Mageia, openSUSE, PCLinuxOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Slackware and more.
Key features that stand flameshot from the other programs are possibility to highlight elements and add text to just created screenshot with no need to save and open it in image editor. These features were implemented in the sixth edition of the program and therefore the choice of this particular version seems most relevant to use.
- Free, no need to pay money;
- Easy to use;
- Just created images can be edited and pasted without saving;
- Wide options for screenshot editing;
- Uploading images to Imgur;
- Many customization options;
- Support for Dbus interface;
- Keyboard shortcuts.
Flameshot installation process
- Download flameshot_0.6.0+git20191001-2_arm64.deb package;
- Install DEB package with dpkg command:
sudo dpkg -i flameshot_0.6.0+git20191001-2_arm64.deb
- Resolve needed dependencies:
sudo apt install -f
- or install it with all the needed dependencies automatically with apt command:
sudo apt install ./flameshot_0.6.0+git20191001-2_arm64.deb