Install Shutter in Ubuntu

Shutter is one of the most popular programs for creating screen shots in Linux, despite the existence of other more interesting analogues. With Shutter you can not only capture screenshots, but also edit them by adding arrows, text, and change the image size.

Another very useful feature of Shutter is the support of snapshots with a delay, so it is possible to capture the context menu or some popup notification. Despite all the advantages, the development of Shutter seems suspended, even simple bugs are not being fixed from the developer for several years there is no news.

Perhaps this was the main reason why the new version of Ubuntu utility has been removed. Since Ubuntu 18.04 more the program comes in the official repositories. But Shutter is a great tool and you can still find it in PPA. In this article we will look how to install Shutter in Ubuntu 18.04 of the PPA.

To install Shutter on Ubuntu 18.04

To add the PPA to the system, open a terminal and run:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

No more need to update the package lists, repositories are updated automatically when you add a new PPA. Then run the following command to install the program:

sudo apt install shutter

It’s all coming Shutter installation will complete and you will be able to use software for creating screen shots. You can find it in the main menu.

How to remove Shutter

To remove the Shutter from the system, use the command:

sudo apt remove shutter

Then remove the PPA from your system:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

Shutter is a great tool and many people would like to see it actively developed. Hopefully the developer will find the time to do a program or someone will make a fork and continue to make the program better.


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