|grimshot(1)||General Commands Manual||grimshot(1)|
NAME¶grimshot - a helper for screenshots within sway
SYNOPSIS¶grimshot [--notify] (copy|save) [TARGET] [FILE]
Show notifications to the user that a screenshot has been taken.
Save the screenshot into a regular file. Grimshot will write images files to XDG_SCREENSHOTS_DIR if this is set (or defined in user-dirs.dir), or otherwise fall back to XDG_PICTURES_DIR. Set FILE to '-' to pipe the output to STDOUT.
Copy the screenshot data (as image/png) into the clipboard.
DESCRIPTION¶Grimshot is an easy-to-use screenshot utility for sway. It provides a convenient interface over grim, slurp and jq, and supports storing the screenshot either directly to the clipboard using wl-copy or to a file.
EXAMPLES¶An example usage pattern is to add these bindings to your sway config:
# Screenshots: # Super+P: Current window # Super+Shift+p: Select area # Super+Alt+p Current output # Super+Ctrl+p Select a window bindsym Mod4+p exec grimshot save active bindsym Mod4+Shift+p exec grimshot save area bindsym Mod4+Mod1+p exec grimshot save output bindsym Mod4+Ctrl+p exec grimshot save window
TARGETS¶grimshot can capture the following named targets:
Captures the currently active window.
Captures the entire screen. This includes all visible outputs.
Allows manually selecting a rectangular region, and captures that.
Allows manually selecting a single window (by clicking on it), and captures it.
Captures the currently active output.
OUTPUT¶Grimshot will print the filename of the captured screenshot to stdout if called with the save subcommand.