Wednesday, June 8, 2011

HOWTO: Easily Take Screenshots in the Enlightenment Desktop

Something I have had Enlightenment users ask about a few times now is how to take a screen shot. There are GUI tools such as Shutter or CLI tools such as emprint you can install, but you no longer have to! If you are using a current SVN revision of Enlightenment (built within the last week) you now have a super easy way to take and share screen shots of your Enlightenment desktop!

Enlightenment now has a built in "Shot" module that allows you to quickly take and save/upload screen shots. To utilize it first load the module from Settings->Modules:

After loading the module you will get an entry in your main menu for taking screen shots:

After taking a screen shot you are asked what you want to do with it:

You can save it:

Or upload it:

You can also set a key binding to take screen shots in Settings->All->Input->Keys:

Finally - remember that if you get some interesting screen shots you should be submitting them for the Bodhi desktop of the week contest!

~Jeff Hoogland


  1. Wow.. This is exactly what I was planning to post in my blog (in Korean) :)
    Great to see it here.

  2. @Daniel Feel free to repost a translation.

  3. Hello Jeff, I cannot access to Bodhilinux forums now, thus i post here. After the last update this module give me an error when saving the file. It says that the type is not recognized ( not .png or jpg )