How to Take a Raspberry Pi Screenshot

After you get a Raspberry Pi up and running, you may want to take a few screenshots so you can share the experience with others. Here’s how.

Install Scrot

First, install the screenshot utility, scrot. Open up the LXTerminal and type the following at the prompt:

$ sudo apt-get install scrot

Use Scrot

To take a screenshot of the whole screen:

$ sudo scrot

By default, the screenshot will be stored in the current directory in a file named for the numerical date and time with a .png extension.

To take a screenshot after a 10-second delay:

$ sudo scrot -d10

Learn More About Scrot

To display a list of Scrot commands:

$ sudo scrot -h

That’s it!