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flameshot: FOSS tool for screenshotting

Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

One thing I love about courses is that you usually come across some software you haven’t known before.

I recently enrolled in the HTB Academy course and in the learning module, they mention flameshot – a tool for screenshotting.

Great, another one? What’s so special about it? In MacOS, command+shift+4 usually works pretty well so what else do you need?

Ah, flameshot has included capabilities to add highlight areas, circle areas, add text etc. This can save you a lot of time because you will not have to save the file, then edit it again with some other tool. Directly edit the screenshot in flameshot, annotate it and paste it into your documentation tool (Joplin, cherrytree or even OneNote if you must).

On Kali Linux, flameshot can be installed via ‘sudo apt-get install flameshot’

The software’s homepage contains some useful Q&A if you run into distro-specific problems:
https://flameshot.org/