I am working on a Linux OS and need to print a screenshot in a book and therefore I need a software, which takes higher resolution screenshots (at least 300 DPI) than for example GIMP screenshot or Gnome Screenshot (both take them at 93 DPI). Are there alternatives or solutions? Thank you in advance!

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If you use the -q (quality) flag with scrot, you will get an image with the full resolution of the screen. The print resolution depends on the size at which you print the image.

  • Thanks! I think I need some software, that takes higher resolutions images than the resolution of the screen (maybe my monitor is too small?).
    – dia
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 17:09
  • The only way to get a screenshot image with higher resolution than the screen is for the software to invent data--e.g, by interpolating. A variety of graphic processing tools will do this, but I daresay you won't find it in any screenshot tool. (Or, as you say, get a higher-resolution screen.)
    – rd_nielsen
    Commented Jul 19, 2019 at 17:17

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