Shutter Best Screenshot Tool for Linux, Lighshot Alternative - Linux Software

May 13, 2020

Shutter Best Screenshot Tool for Linux, Lighshot Alternative

Shutter Best ScreenShot Tool for Linux With Editor. Shutter is the best screen capture linux with image editing capabilities so that you can add text, annotate, even edit the captured image! Because of this we can say that Shutter is better than Lightshot which run only on Mac and Win. Okay buddy, this article will inform how to install Shutter on Linux and its review.

Shutter is the best tool which It's a really handy screen capture application with easy to use plug-ins to give a nice touch to your screenshot and as many other to easily share the files.

This article tested on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Shutter Best ScreenShot Tool for Linux With Editor

It offers in-house image editing and special effects (via plug-ins) to enhance the quality of your screenshot. You can access this options via the menu, or the toolbar. Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program for Linux based operating systems such as Linux Mint.

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. Shutter is free, open-source, and licensed under GPL v3.

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.

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How to Install Shutter in Linux

Shutter available in linux repository and will work perfectly if you also install Shutter plugin. Execute these command in Terminal:
sudo apt-get install shutter
sudo apt-get install gnome-web-photo
sudo apt-get install libgoo-canvas-perl
sudo apt-get install libnet-dbus-glib-perl
sudo apt-get install libimage-exiftool-perl
sudo apt-get install libgtk2-appindicator-perl
sudo apt-get install libgtk2-trayicon-perl
 
After installation completed, now you can open Shutter after install by clicking Start/Menu >> Accessories >> Shutter


Install Shutter on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Shutter no longer on Ubuntu repository since 18.04, we can install Shutter on Linux Mint using PPA in Terminal:

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

You are done!.

Shutter Review as The Best Screenshot Tool in Linux

Shutter is a free linux program which allow you to capture window, whole screen or partial screen then you can edit your image capture within Shutter such as giving arrow, text watermark, shapes, incremental number, cropping and more.

With Shutter, you can also take a picture from single website page completely (tall webpage). To quit Shutter you need to hit Ctrl + Q. Closing Shutter main window will close the program but it still run on your system tray or panel.

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