Is there a program that can take an .svg screenshot?

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Try gtk-vector-screenshot. According to it's specs it can only make screenshots of GTK3 applications but maybe you are lucky. I used it some time ago and it was fine.

You can install it by:

sudo apt-get install gtk-vector-screenshot

and run it by:


Some sources also say you have to logout and login again before you can use it.

  • How do we use it? I installed it but can't find it in dash, neither does terminal finds the command by its name.
    – Aditya
    Jan 26, 2013 at 14:26
  • are there any other tools? Aug 11, 2020 at 14:29
  • Unfortunately, this tool embeds the captured screenshot from png to svg format. Tool does not really captures any svg paths. Aug 11, 2020 at 14:36
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    @AviMehenwal I would argue that there are no SVG paths to directly capture since a screen is alway pixel matrix. If the taken PNG is pixel perfect and than converted to SVG, it should make no difference. Aug 12, 2020 at 7:14

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