Install Flameshot in Ubuntu 20.04 - Step by Step Process ?

This article covers the method of installing Flameshot on a Ubuntu 20.04 system.

Also, we also shared with you the method of removing this screenshot tool from your Ubuntu 20.04 system. Flameshot is a powerful yet simple to use screenshot software for Linux.

Main Features of Flameshot:

1. Customizable appearance.
2. Easy to use.
3. In-app screenshot edition.
4. DBus interface.
5. Upload to Imgur.

To Install Flameshot on Ubuntu:
Flameshot is installed on Ubuntu from apt repository by running the following command:

# sudo apt install flameshot

You can also build from source, but you need to install build tools prior to packaging flameshot.

# sudo apt install g++ build-essential qt5-default qt5-qmake qttools5-dev-tools
sudo apt install libqt5dbus5 libqt5network5 libqt5core5a libqt5widgets5 libqt5gui5 libqt5svg5-dev
sudo apt install git openssl ca-certificates
git clone https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot.git
cd flameshot
mkdir build
cd build
qmake ../
sudo make
sudo make install

The preferred method is installation from the apt repository as it is easy to update package to the latest release.

To Install Flameshot on Arch Linux / Manjaro:
For Arch Linux and its derivatives like Manjaro, Antergos e.t.c. The package is available from the upstream repository.

# sudo pacman -S flameshot

To remove Flameshot from Ubuntu 20.04:
1. When you no longer want to use this screenshot tool on your Ubuntu 20.04 system, you can remove it by executing the command shown below:

$ sudo apt-get purge flameshot

2. Finally, you can also remove all those packages and dependencies that are not needed any longer by executing the following command:

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

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