Additional Features

Snapshot Delay

The Snapshot delay box allows you to enter an arbitrary time delay, in seconds, between the time that you press the Take a New Snapshot button and the time that the snapshot is taken.

When a delay time has been set, you do not have to click the mouse button to capture a screenshot. This enables you to open a drop down menu, and take a picture of it.

Exclude Window decorations

Include window decorations is enabled by default in Window Under Cursor mode.

When you only want to capture the application itself without the surrounding window decoration, disable this option and take a new snapshot.

Include mouse pointer

Include mouse pointer is disabled by default. This setting is not available in Rectangular Region and Freehand Region modes.

When you want to include the mouse pointer in your snapshot, enable this option and take a new snapshot.


There are four buttons located at the bottom of the KSnapshot window. Their function is described below.


Gives you a menu where you can open the KSnapshot Handbook, report a bug, switch the language for KSnapshot or get some more information About KSnapshot and About KDE.

Send To...

This will allow to directly open the snapshot with all programs that are associated with your PNG (Portable Network Graphics) MIME type. Depending on what programs are installed, you will be able to open and edit the snapshot in your graphics applications or viewers.

Furthermore, if you have the KIPI plugins installed you will be able to print your snapshots, e-mail them and export directly to some social networks and websites, as shown on the screenshot below.

KSnapshot Send To... menu with kipi-plugins installed

When you want to edit your snapshot in a graphics application without saving the snapshot, just click Copy (Ctrl+C) and insert the image into a viewer or graphics application.

Save As...

Saves the screenshot to a file in the selected format.

Drag and Drop

A captured image can be dragged to another application or document. If the application is able to handle images, a copy of the full image is inserted there.

If you drag a screenshot into a file manager window, a dialog pops up where you can edit the filename and select the image format and the file will be inserted into the actual folder.

If you drag the screenshot to a text box, the path to the temporary saved file is inserted. This is useful for example to upload a screenshot through web forms or to attach screenshots into bug reports on the KDE bugtracker.

This works with all clients that do not pick up the image data, but only look for a URL in the dragged mimedata.