How to Install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 19.04

April 1, 2019 — 1 Comment

shutter screenshot

For those still sticking to the popular screenshot tool, Shutter is available to install in Ubuntu 19.04 via a third-party PPA.

Shutter is no longer available in Ubuntu Software since Ubuntu 18.10, because some old Gnome libraries required by the screenshot tool have been removed from Ubuntu universe repositories.

If you’re just looking for an alternative, I would recommend Flameshot which can be installed from Ubuntu Software.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut, or from application launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then install Shutter either via Synaptic package manager or by running command in terminal:

sudo apt install shutter

Once installed, launch it from gnome software menu and enjoy!

Uninstall Shutter:

To remove shutter, simply open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove shutter

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software.

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One response to How to Install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 19.04

  1. Doesn’t seem to work.

    Can’t load ‘/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.28/auto/Gnome2/Canvas/’ for module Gnome2::Canvas: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl/5.28/ line 187.
    at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.28/ line 10.
    Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.28/ line 10.
    BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/perl5/5.28/ line 10.
    Compilation failed in require at /usr/bin/shutter line 37.
    BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at /usr/bin/shutter line 37.

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