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Shutter – free and open source, multifunctional program for creating and editing screenshots


It is possible to create screenshots:

  • Capture a specific area (select a rectangular area on the screen with the mouse);
  • Capture full screen;
  • Capture a window (use the mouse to select a window);
  • Capture a menu or tooltip (choose your option and the countdown starts, select the element you need, Shutter will recognize and capture it);
  • Capture a website (Shutter uses gnome-web-photo to capture a website without opening a browser window).

Editing screenshots:

  • Available tools: pencil, marker, lines, arrows, rectangle, ellipse, text. Every shape can be customized by changing the color, fonts and/or the line width;
  • Censor/Pixelize to hide private data. Shutter gives you two simple but effective tools to hide this data;
  • To add to the screenshots of the oval with auto numbering;
  • There is a screenshot cropping tool. Simply select a region with your mouse or enter the desired dimensions into the input fields;
  • Support for undo/redo actions;
  • It is possible to export the editing results.

  • You can apply various effects to the screenshot;
  • Tab support;
  • You can set a delay of n seconds before taking a screenshot;
  • There is a possibility to enable/disable the capture of the cursor when taking a screenshot;
  • You can send a screenshot by Email or share it on: Minus, Imgur, ToileLibre, ITmages, Dropbox or upload to FTP;
  • You can save the created screenshot in the following formats: ani, bmp, gif, icns, ico, jpg, png, pnm, qtif, tga, tiff, xbm, xpm;
  • Export to PDF and PostScript;
  • Integration with the system tray;
  • Import images from clipboard;
  • Support for dragging images to Shutter;
  • You can choose where to save the screenshot and customize its name;
  • Print support;
  • Plugin support;
  • Full-screen mode support;
  • Support for keyboard shortcuts.

Screenshots Software


The software Shutter is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

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

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install shutter

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.94.3
Developer:Mario Kemper
Programming language:Perl
License:GPL v3

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