Taking a screenshot isn’t enabled by default of the raspberry pi, so here is how you do it.
1. Open LXTerminal
First open up LXTerminal on your desktop.
2. Install Scrot
Now you need to download and install Scrot, a tiny screen shot utility. Open up LXTerminal and type the following command:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo apt-get install scrot
dont type – pi@raspberrypi ~ $ – just the stuff after it!!!!! Here’s what the above does:
Sudo ( Super user do – give yourself special permission because you are installing software)
apt-get ( this is a program called Aptitude that goes and fetches most Linux software from the internet for you)
install (when we have got the software we want to install it)
scrot (The name of the software)
3. Take a screenshot.
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ scrot
or a 5 second delay before taking a screenshot:
pi@raspberrypi ~ $ scrot -d 5
4. View a screenshot.
Your screen shots will be saved in your Pi home folder. To find this folder click on the Start menu – Accessories – File Manager and you should be able to see your screen shots in here.
Here is a screen shot I saved