Installing the best screenshot tool on Fedora 38: Flameshot

Installing the best screenshot tool on Fedora 38: Flameshot


Flameshot is an open-source screenshot tool for Linux-based operating systems and Windows. It allows you to capture screenshots of your desktop, specific windows, or custom regions, and it provides various annotation and editing features to enhance your screenshots.

Flameshot is a popular choice among Linux users for taking and editing screenshots, and it provides a user-friendly interface for those who need basic screenshot capture and editing capabilities.

Let's get down to business

shall we?

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Check your OS (optional)

This step is just to ensure you have Fedora 38 Linux installed. You can pick up one command or you can use them all.


cat /etc/os-release




When you run hostnamectl without any options, it provides detailed information about the system's hostname, operating system, kernel, and other system-related settings.


lsb_release -a


lsb_release is a command-line utility commonly found in Linux distributions that adhere to the Linux Standard Base (LSB). The LSB is a standardization initiative that aims to increase compatibility between different Linux distributions by defining a common set of libraries and conventions.


uname -a


The uname -a command is used to display detailed system information about the Linux operating system. It provides information about the system's kernel and other system-related details.

Install Flameshot

sudo dnf install flameshot -y


Check installation

Program's binary

which flameshot


[elitebughunter@192 ~]$ which flameshot

The which command is used to locate the executable file associated with a given command or program. When you run which followed by a program's name, it will display the path to the executable file of that program, if it is found in your system's PATH.

For example, when you run which flameshot, it searches for the "flameshot" command in the directories listed in your PATH environment variable and tells you the full path to the Flameshot executable.

This is useful for confirming the location of a program's binary if you want to ensure you are running the intended version or if you need to work with the program's files directly.


flameshot --version


[elitebughunter@192 ~]$ flameshot --version
Flameshot v12.1.0 (-)
Compiled with Qt 5.15.8

Running the program --version command is a way to check the version of the program that is installed on your system.

When you run this command, the program will display information about its version, which can include details like the version number, build information, and other relevant version-specific details.

Open Flameshot

flameshot gui





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