I have created a game that only runs on a pi and I want to upload to the Pi Store, but I need to take a screenshot of the game. Anyone know some good software for taking screenshots on a pi?


There are several programs to take screenshots. One that I have used is ImageMagick. Install by running the command:

sudo apt-get install imagemagick

To grab the whole desktop:

import -window root screen.png

Another one that I use is scrot, a useful, simple command line utility. To install:

sudo apt-get install scrot

Then run scrot -s and click on the window you want a screenshot of. You will get a timestamp-based .png in the working directory of your terminal. See man scrot for more options.


You can use >Scrot<


sudo apt-get install scrot

To take a screenshot press >Print Scr< as in Windows, and go to filemanager to see your screenshot.

To display the list of scrot command:

sudo scrot -h

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    the page you gave url to is not 100k piece of text with plenty of embedded pictures, therefore it might be much more helpful, if you copy-paste the contents to save hundreds of people about 10 seconds when clicking the link and waiting for the content to appear. also it will keep your answer relevant when the original web page will disappear. – lenik Aug 11 '13 at 4:34
  • Okay, i changed it to something that can be useful, and that was not mentioned in other answer for not delet my answer or leave it as a thing that can't help neither a little. – Edilson Aug 11 '13 at 5:47

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