Provided by: maim_5.5.2-1_amd64 bug

NAME

       maim - make image

SYNOPSIS

       maim [OPTIONS] [FILEPATH]

DESCRIPTION

       maim (make image) is an utility that takes a screenshot of your desktop, and encodes a png
       or jpg image of it. By default it outputs the encoded  image  data  directly  to  standard
       output.

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
              Print help and exit.

       -v, --version
              Print version and exit.

       -x, --xdisplay=hostname:number.screen_number
              Sets the xdisplay to use.

       -f, --format=STRING
              Sets  the  desired  output  format,  by  default maim will attempt to determine the
              desired output format automatically from the output file. If that fails it defaults
              to a lossless png format. Currently only supports `png` or `jpg`.

       -i, --window=WINDOW
              Sets  the  desired  window  to  capture, defaults to the root window. Allows for an
              integer, hex, or `root` for input.

       -g, --geometry=GEOMETRY
              Sets the region to capture, uses  local  coordinates  from  the  given  window.  So
              -g10x30-5+0  would represent the rectangle wxh+x+y where w=10, h=30, x=-5, and y=0.
              x and y are the upper left location of this rectangle.

       -w, --parent=WINDOW
              By default, maim assumes the --geometry values  are  in  respect  to  the  provided
              --window  (or  root  if  not  provided).  This parameter overrides this behavior by
              making the geometry be in respect to  whatever  window  you  provide  to  --parent.
              Allows for an integer, hex, or `root` for input.

       -d, --delay=FLOAT
              Sets  the  time  in  seconds  to  wait  before taking a screenshot. Prints a simple
              message to show how many seconds are left before a screenshot is taken. See --quiet
              for muting this message.

       -u, --hidecursor
              By  default  maim  super-imposes  the  cursor  onto the image, you can disable that
              behavior with this flag.

       -m, --quality
              An integer from 1 to 10 that determines the compression quality. 1 is  the  highest
              (and lossiest) compression available for the provided format. For example a setting
              of `1` with png (a lossless format) would increase filesize and  decrease  decoding
              time. While a setting of `1` on a jpeg would create a pixel mush.

       -s, --select
              Enables  an  interactive  selection mode where you may select the desired region or
              window before a screenshot is captured. Uses the settings below  to  determine  the
              visuals and settings of slop.

SLOP OPTIONS

       -b, --bordersize=FLOAT
              Sets the selection rectangle's thickness.

       -p, --padding=FLOAT
              Sets the padding size for the selection, this can be negative.

       -t, --tolerance=FLOAT
              How  far  in  pixels  the mouse can move after clicking, and still be detected as a
              normal click instead of a click-and-drag. Setting this to  0  will  disable  window
              selections. Alternatively setting it to 9999999 would force a window selection.

       -c, --color=FLOAT,FLOAT,FLOAT,FLOAT
              Sets  the selection rectangle's color. Supports RGB or RGBA input. Depending on the
              system's window manager/OpenGL support, the opacity may be ignored.

       -r, --shader=STRING
              This sets the vertex shader, and fragment shader combo  to  use  when  drawing  the
              final  framebuffer to the screen. This obviously only works when OpenGL is enabled.
              The shaders are loaded from ~/.config/maim.  See  https://github.com/naelstrof/slop
              for more information on how to create your own shaders.

       -n, --nodecorations=INT
              Sets  the  level of aggressiveness when trying to remove window decorations. `0' is
              off, `1' will try lightly to remove decorations, and `2' will  recursively  descend
              into  the  root  tree  until  it gets the deepest available visible child under the
              mouse. Defaults to `0'.

       -l, --highlight
              Instead of  outlining  a  selection,  maim  will  highlight  it  instead.  This  is
              particularly useful if the color is set to an opacity lower than 1.

       -q, --quiet
              Disable any unnecessary cerr output. Any warnings or info simply won't print.

       -k, --nokeyboard
              Disables the ability to cancel selections with the keyboard.

       -o, --noopengl
              Disables graphics hardware acceleration.

EXAMPLES

       Screenshot the active window and save it to the clipboard for quick pasting.

              maim -i $(xdotool getactivewindow) | xclip -selection clipboard -t image/png

       Save a desktop screenshot with a unique ordered timestamp in the Pictures folder.

              maim ~/Pictures/$(date +%s).png

       Prompt for a region to screenshot. Add a fancy shadow to it, then save it to shadow.png.

              maim -s | convert - \( +clone -background black -shadow 80x3+5+5 \) +swap -background none -layers merge +repage shadow.png

SEE ALSO

       slop(1)

BUGS

       No known bugs.

AUTHOR

       Dalton Nell (naelstrof@gmail.com)