An overview of Flameshot.

Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software.

  • Customizable appearance.
  • Easy to use.
  • In-app screenshot edition.
  • DBus interface.
  • Upload to Imgur.


  • Experimentally Gnome Wayland and Plasma Wayland support.
  • If you are using Gnome you need to install the TopIcons extension in order to see the systemtray icon.
  • In order to speed up the first launch of Flameshot (DBus init of the app can be slow), consider starting the application automatically on boot.
  • Press Ctrl + C when you are in a capture mode and you don't have an active selection and the whole desktop will be copied to your clipboard! Pressing Ctrl + S will save your capture in a file! Check the Shortcuts for more information.
  • Execute the command flameshot without parameters or use the "Launch Flameshot" desktop entry to launch a running instance of the program without taking actions.


  • The main code is licensed under GPLv3
  • The logo of Flameshot is licensed under Free Art License v1.3
  • The button icons are licensed under Apache License 2.0. See: https://github.com/google/material-design-icons
  • The code at capture/capturewidget.cpp is based on https://github.com/ckaiser/Lightscreen/blob/master/dialogs/areadialog.cpp (GPLv2)
  • The code at capture/capturewidget.h is based on https://github.com/ckaiser/Lightscreen/blob/master/dialogs/areadialog.h (GPLv2)
  • Copied a few lines of code from KSnapshot regiongrabber.cpp revision 796531 (LGPL)
  • Qt-Color-Widgets taken and modified from https://github.com/mbasaglia/Qt-Color-Widgets (see their license and exceptions in the project) (LGPL/GPL)

Info: If I take code from your project and that implies a relicense to GPLv3, you can reuse my changes with the original previous license of your project applied.