How to install Shutter screenshot software on Ubuntu Linux

Shutter is a free screenshot software for Linux and it is released under GNU GPL v3 and Creative Commons licence. Using Shutter you can take a screenshot of a whole desktop screen, specific application window in your desktop, specific area selected by you or even of a website in your browser. You can also take screenshot of a menu or a tooltip from any application. After taking screenshots you can edit the screenshot like apply different effects to it, draw on it or highlight on it. It also supports directly uploading the image to an image hosting site from shutter.

Install Shutter screenshot software on Ubuntu:

You can install shutter via official shutter PPA and snap in Ubuntu.

Install Shutter via Snap:

In the terminal app (ctrl+alt+t) run this shutter screenshot tool snap installation command.

sudo snap install shutter

That’s it. You can open it from application menu list or via below command.


Install Shutter via Official PPA:

Official latest PPA currently available for Ubuntu 20.04 and 21.04 and with limited feature for wayland.

Open your terminal software application (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands one by one. It will install latest version of updated shutter screenshot application on your Ubuntu system.

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

After the installation of Shutter screenshot software, click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type Shutter in the search box and click Shutter to open it.

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