Shutter – Featureful Screenshot Tool

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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 used to be called GScrot.
Shutter Features

take a screenshot of your complete desktop, a rectangular area or capture a website
take screenshot directly or with a specified delay time
save the screenshots to a specified directory and name them in a convenient way(using special wild-cards)
Shutter is fully integrated into the Gnome Desktop (TrayIcon etc.)
generate thumbnails directly when you are taking a screenshot and set a size level in %
Shutter session collection
keep track of all screenshots during session
copy screeners to clipboard
print screenshots
delete screenshots
rename your file
upload your files directly to Image-Hosters , retrieve all the needed links and share them with others
edit your screenshots directly using the embedded drawing tool

Install Shutter in ubuntu

edit your sources.list file using the following command

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add one of the following lines

For Jaunty Jackalope Users

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

For Intrepid Ibex Users

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For Hardy Heron Users

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

save and exit the file

Now add the PPA’s key using the following commnd

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add --

Update source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install shutter using the following command

sudo apt-get install shutter

This will complete the installation.

Using shutter

If you want to open shutter go to Applications--->Accessories--->Shutter -- Screenshot Tool

shutter launch

shutter launch

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen

Shutter Preferences screen

Sample screenshot taken using shutter

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3 Responses

  1. foxoman says:

    Thanks , I wrote about this application in Arabic and used the application it self to illustrate it’s window

    see it here

    it is a very useful application in Linux , it do the work of snag-it in windows .

  2. Vadim P. says:

    @foxoman, you’re welcome to help translate it:

  3. foxoman says:

    Sorry Vadim , i did not see your comments , I will join now .

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