How to install Shutter screenshot software on Ubuntu

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.

From Ubuntu 18.10, Shutter is no longer available in Ubuntu Software because of some old gnome libraries. But you can install Shutter via 3rd-party PPA.

Install Shutter screenshot software on Ubuntu:

Open your terminal app in Ubuntu and type the below command and hit the enter key to add shutter PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

Then type your Ubuntu Password and hit enter. After that press the [ENTER] key to add the PPA on your system. then run the below command in the terminal.

sudo apt update

Then run the below command in the terminal to install the Shutter screenshot software on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install shutter

During the installation press the Y key and then the enter key to confirm the installation of Shutter screenshot software. 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. For Unity you can search Shutter from Ubuntu dash.

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