flameshot - Man Page

Powerful yet simple-to-use screenshot software

Examples (TL;DR)


flameshot [arguments] [flameshot-options]
flameshot gui [gui options]
flameshot launcher
flameshot full [fullscreen capture options]
flameshot screen [screen-options]
flameshot config [config options]


This manual page documents briefly the flameshot command as provided by flameshot package.

flameshot is a screenshot tool that aims to be powerful yet simple-to-use. Its notable features include customizable appearance, in-app screenshot editing, D-Bus interface, tray icon support, experimental GNOME/KDE Wayland support, integration with Imgur and support for both GUI and CLI interface.

Besides the brief information about flameshot here, The detailed usage of flameshot is documented in the README.md file distributed alongside this software. Typically you may find this file under /usr/share/doc/flameshot/ directory.

GUI Usage

This section lists some of the most common usage of flameshot via command line.


Start flameshot and have it running in background. If enabled, an icon will appear in the tray area of current desktop environment.

flameshot gui

Capture with GUI.

flameshot gui -p /path/to/captures

Capture with GUI and custom save path.

flameshot gui -d 2000

Open GUI with a delay of 2 seconds.

flameshot launcher

Open a launcher dialog for advanced screenshot, such as custom time delay, etc.

flameshot full --help

Shows help for flameshot full subcommand.

flameshot full -p /path/to/captures -d 5000

Fullscreen capture with custom save path (no GUI) and time delay.

flameshot full -c -p /path/to/captures

Fullscreen capture with custom savepath copying to clipboard.

flameshot screen --number <screen number>

Define the screen to capture. Will capture the screen containing the cursor by default.

flameshot screen --help

Shows help for flameshot screen subcommand.

CLI Configuration

You may use the graphical menu to configure flameshot. Alternatively, you can also use terminal or scripts to do so.

flameshot config

Open the configuration menu (GUI).

flameshot config -h

Use the help flag to show more information about the available options.

See Also

The program is further documented in the README.md as typically provided under /usr/share/doc/flameshot/ directory. You may also find more detailed online documentation on upstream project homepage.

Upstream project homepage: <https://flameshot.org/>.


flameshot was initially written by lupoDharkael.

This manual page is written by Boyuan Yang for the Debian Project (but may be used by others).