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How to take a screenshot on Raspberry Pi

Grab a screenshot of your RPi undertaking documentation.

If you're running on a Raspberry Pi venture and wish to take a screenshot for documentation and sharing, you'll be able to have to apply a few necessary steps. Make positive your Rasperry Pi is hooked up to the Internet, both thru ethernet or Wi-Fi, as a result of you'll be able to want to obtain a command line software referred to as "Scrot."

If you have not arrange your Raspberry Pi but, follow our guide to getting started. Once you're arrange and in a position, apply the directions beneath.

How to obtain and set up Scrot

Scrot is a monitor shooting software that makes it imaginable for you to take screenshots by way of getting into a command into Terminal on Raspberry Pi. You can obtain and set up it in Raspbian with a unmarried line of command.

  1. Select Terminal to open a command window. It is the icon within the higher left nook of the monitor that appears like a pc display.
  2. When Terminal opens, sort the next command: sudo apt-get set up scrot
  3. Press Enter on the keyboard.

    Scrot will set up routinely. You will realize whether or not it labored while Terminal returns the road scrot is put in. If not anything occurs, double-test that you simply entered the command appropriately (together with areas and dashes) and take a look at once more.

How to take a screenshot

Once put in, taking a screenshot is so easy and best calls for one command.

  1. Select Terminal to open a command window. It is the icon within the higher left nook of the monitor that appears like a pc screen.
  2. When Terminal opens, sort the next command: scrot
  3. Press Enter on the keyboard.

    You more than likely would possibly not even understand that it labored. There isn't any choosing sound or visible help to help you recognize that you've got taken a screenshot. The symbol routinely routes into your /house/pi folder.

  4. Select File Manager to see in case your screenshot labored. It is the icon within the higher left nook of the monitor that appears like a submitting cupboard.

  5. Select the folder on the left titled Pi.
  6. Scroll down to the ground of the folder's contents to determine the screenshots.

Screenshots might be arranged chronologically through date and time within the /house/pi folder.

How to take a behind schedule screenshot

Of path, the issue with simply grabbing an automated screenshot is that the Terminal window is up and most probably in the best way of one thing you have been hoping to take a image of. You can prolong the shutter by way of a certain amount of seconds so as to get your monitor so as.

  1. Select Terminal to open a command window. It is the icon within the higher left nook of the monitor that appears like a pc screen.
  2. When Terminal opens, sort the next command: scrot -d 10 (the place 10 equals the choice of seconds you would like to extend the shutter).
  3. Press Enter on the keyboard.

After the targeted choice of seconds, Scrot will take the screenshot and it's going to course into the /house/pi folder.

How to reroute the place the screenshot finally ends up

If you would relatively ship the screenshots to a particular folder as an alternative of getting them land within the /house/pi folder, you'll be able to upload directions for the place to reroute the pictures to.

  1. Select Terminal to open a command window. It is the icon within the higher left nook of the display that appears like a pc screen.
  2. When Terminal opens, sort the next command: scrot /house/pi/footage/identify.png (the place footage is the folder to ship the screenshot to and identify is the identify you provide the screenshot).

    You too can reroute it to the Desktop or Documents folder. The finish region is up to you.

  3. Press Enter on the keyboard.

    [NOTE] You will have to come with a identify for the screenshot and .png on the finish or it's going to fail.

The screenshot will routinely seem within the new region that you simply unique.

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