shutterlogoIt’s been a while I blogged because few things have kept me busy. I plan to get back to blogging on a regular basis. Up untill now I was using ksnapshot for screenshots in Ubuntu and I was pretty satisfied with it. Because it’s a KDE based application I was not too happy using it on my Gnome desktop.

There’s been some talk about shutter offlate and I gave it a try myself. My honest opinion, it’s a great tool and has a great potential.

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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.

I am quite glad that the name’s been changed!


The installation is pretty easy. Either you can add PPA to your repository list, or you can do it easy way by downloading the deb file and double clicking it.

Go to GetDeb and download the two files namely libgoo-canvas-perl and shutter. Install both the files by double clicking them.


This will install shutter on your Ubuntu distro. Following is a snapshot of shutter itself taken using shutter!


Recommended features for upcoming versions

Image editor for editing the screenshot taken. Should be unobstrusive like snagit for windows.