How to install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu – A Best Screenshot Tool For Linux

In this article, we’ll learn How to install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu – The Best Screenshot Tool For Linux. The shutter is an open source application available for Linux-related operating systems used to capture a snapshot of any specific area or full screen on the operating system. The output image quality captured by the shutter application is very good compared to other screen capture applications. Snapshots captured using these applications can be saved in different image formats, such as jpeg, png, gif, etc.

Follow the below steps to Install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu – The Best Screenshot Tool For Linux:

Before starting the installation, update the packages and the Ubuntu operating system repositories using the command below.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for mangesh: 
Ign:1 stable InRelease
Ign:2 bionic InRelease 
Hit:3 bionic-security InRelease 
Hit:4 bionic InRelease 
Err:5 bionic Release 
404 Not Found [IP: 80]
Hit:6 stable Release 
Hit:7 bionic-updates InRelease 
Hit:9 bionic-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
E: The repository ' bionic Release' does not have a Release file.
N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

The shutter screenshot tool is available in Ubuntu’s default repository, so we will not need to install any third-party PPA for it. So let’s go ahead and install the shutter using the command below.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo apt-get install shutter
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree 
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
catdoc digikam-data digikam-private-libs ffmpegthumbs gdal-data
kactivities-bin kactivitymanagerd kinit kio kpackagelauncherqml
Suggested packages:
gconf-defaults-service libbonobo2-bin desktop-base libswitch-perl | perl
gnome-icon-theme libgnomevfs2-bin gamin | fam gnome-mime-data
libgtk2-perl-doc imagemagick-doc libmojolicious-perl gnome-web-photo
libimage-exiftool-perl libnet-dbus-glib-perl
Recommended packages:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 59 newly installed, 0 to remove and 515 not upgraded.
Need to get 7,705 kB of archives.
After this operation, 51.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 bionic/universe amd64 libbonobo2-common all 2.32.1-3 [34.7 kB]
Get:2 bionic/universe amd64 liborbit-2-0 amd64 1:2.14.19-4 [140 kB]
Get:3 bionic/universe amd64 libbonobo2-0 amd64 2.32.1-3 [211 kB]
Get:4 bionic/universe amd64 libglade2-0 amd64 1:2.6.4-2 [44.6 kB]
Get:5 bionic/universe amd64 libgnome-keyring-common all 3.12.0-1build1 [5,792 B]
Get:6 bionic/universe amd64 libgnome-keyring0 amd64 3.12.0-1build1 [56.1 kB]
Get:7 bionic-updates/main amd64 imagemagick-6-common all 8: [60.9 kB]
Get:8 bionic-updates/universe amd64 libimage-magick-q16-perl amd64 8: [97.3 kB]
Get:9 bionic-updates/universe amd64 libimage-magick-perl all 8: [52.9 kB]
Get:10 bionic/universe amd64 gconf2-common all 3.2.6-4ubuntu1 [700 kB]

We have successfully installed the shutter screenshot tool. To confirm the same you can refer to the command below.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -l shutter
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
ii shutter 0.94-1 all feature-rich screenshot program

To open the Shutter screenshot tool, type only the shutter on the command prompt. See the command below.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ shutter
How to install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Screenshot Tool For Linux
Shutter Screenshot Tool

You can also open a shutter screenshot application graphically through the Package Manager. See the snapshot below.

How to install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Screenshot Tool For Linux
Shutter Screenshot Tool

Also Read – How to Install Latest GIMP 2.10 in Ubuntu

How To Uninstall Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Shutter Screenshot Tool and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following command.

mangesh@itsmarttricks:~$ sudo dpkg -r shutter
[sudo] password for mangesh: 
(Reading database ... 126466 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing shutter (0.94-1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

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