A Screenshot module that supports modification during taking the screenshot

A screenshot module writen in python with pyQt5.

It supports:

Flag Description
pyqt_screenshot.constant.RECT tool for drawing rectangle
pyqt_screenshot.constant.ELLIPSE tool for drawing ellipse
pyqt_screenshot.constant.LINE tool for drawing line
pyqt_screenshot.constant.FREEPEN tool for drawing freely
pyqt_screenshot.constant.TEXT tool for adding text
pyqt_screenshot.constant.ARROW tool for drawing arrow
pyqt_screenshot.constant.CLIPBOARD tool for saving to clipboard
pyqt_screenshot.constant.SAVE_TO_FILE tool for saving to file

You can take some simple changes after taking a screenshot without opening an image editor.

Save image as png or jpg file, or cpoy to clipboard


from pyqt_screenshot.screenshot import Screenshot, constant

img = Screenshot.take_screenshot(constant.CLIPBOARD)  # QImage or None

None will be returned if canceled.

import sys

from PyQt5.QtGui import QPixmap
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication, QLabel
from pyqt_screenshot.screenshot import Screenshot, constant

if __name__ == "__main__":
    qtApp = QApplication(sys.argv)

    main_window = QLabel()
    img = Screenshot.take_screenshot(constant.CLIPBOARD | constant.LINE)
    if img is not None:


Before starting, you should make sure you have python and pyqt5 installed.

  1. git clone https://github.com/SeptemberHX/screenshot.git
  2. cd ./screenshot
  3. python ./main.py


Rectangle image

Ellipse image

Arrow image

Line and Pen image

Text image


Can't save screenshot to clipboard on Linux because the clipboard on Linux only stores the reference to the picture object, which means the clipboard can't hold the screenshot after closing the screenshot.