Shutter 0.88 released and PPA installation instructions included

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Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter is free, open-source, and licensed under GPL v3.

What is new shutter 0.88

This release improves Shutter’s upload mechanism, adds new features and fixes bugs.
Improved Uploading

Due to the rewrite of major parts of the code it was never easier to write an upload plugin for Shutter. Hence we added a bunch of new image hosting services.

Improved CLI-Interface

Is is now possible to specify the filename when using Shutter via command line. Here is an excerpt from Shutter’s manual page:

-o, --output=FILENAME
Specify a filename to save the screenshot to (overwrites any profile-related

Supported image formats: You can save to any popular image format (e.g. jpeg, png,
gif, bmp). Additionally it is possible to save to pdf, ps or svg.

Please note: There are several wildcards available, like

%Y = year
%m = month
%d = day
%T = time
$w = width
$h = height
$name = multi-purpose (e.g. window title)
$nb_name = like $name but without blanks in resulting strings
$profile = name of current profile
$R = random char (e.g. $RRRR = ag4r)
%NN = counter

The string is interpretted by strftime. See "man strftime" for more examples.

As an example: shutter -f -e -o ‘./%y-%m-%d_$w_$h.png' would create a file named
'11-10-28_1280_800.png' in the current directory.

Particularly interesting is the possibility to export directly to PDF without any further processing.

Install shutter 0.88 on ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shutter


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