Shutter – Featureful Screenshot Tool

I was searching for a good screenshot tool on linux for a while now in replacement for irfanview which I used on Windows and Shutter is close to perfect…

here what they have to say about themselfs:

What is Shutter?

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.


take a screenshot of your complete desktop, a rectangular area or capture a website
take screenshot directly or with a specified delay time
save the screenshots to a specified directory and name them in a convenient way
(using special wild-cards)
Shutter is fully integrated into the Gnome Desktop (TrayIcon etc.)
generate thumbnails directly when you are taking a screenshot and set a size level in %
Shutter session collection
keep track of all screenshots during session
copy screeners to clipboard
print screenshots
delete screenshots
rename your file
upload your files directly to Image-Hosters (e.g., retrieve all the needed links and share them with others
edit your screenshots directly using the embedded drawing tool

Shutter is an open-source program, licensed under GPL v3.

From this I would like to highlight “edit your screenshots directly using the embedded drawing tool” which allows for things like Selection_010

in seconds…. This helps a lot in case you need to create documentation, or similar…

The website is :
Ubuntu 9.10 and variants might already have is in the repo so just
apt-get install shutter
if not heres the Launchpad link

and the Karmik repos
deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

and lets not forget to add the ppa key
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Thanks to @YosefKaro for twitting me this..

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