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shutter screenshot

Shutter, a feature-rich screenshot tool, got a new release recently after 2 years and 9 months since the last.

Shutter 0.94 is a bug-fix release with following fixes:

  • A crash issue when launching a second instance of Shutter
  • Shutter screenshots uploaded to Dropbox expires
  • Imgur uploaded links dialog shows links in random order on every upload
  • “Send by email” (ctrl+shft+E) error.
  • Insecure use of system() allows arbitrary code execution via “Show in Folder”
  • ‘Window’ does not show non-latin characters
  • imgur upload plugin no longer works due to now unsupported API 1 and 2
  • Linux software store metadata

shutter 0.94

How to install Shutter 0.94 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04:

Shutter has an official PPA repository, but it does not update the new 0.94 packages at the moment of writing, though it has been released for more than 2 weeks.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.04, you can upgrade to Shutter 0.94 via following steps using the unofficial PPA:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run commands to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade the screenshot tool via Software Updater:

or simply run commands to check updates and install shutter:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shutter

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package directly from HERE.

How to Remove:

To downgrade Shutter to previous 0.93.1, purge the PPA repository via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

To just remove the unofficial PPA and keep Shutter 0.94, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

screencloud

ScreenCloud is an open-source screenshot sharing application consists of a cross-platform client and a sharing website.

With plugins, the app also supports uploading to other online services, e.g., FTP server, Imgur, and Dropbox.

ScreenCloud Features:

  • Open Source and cross-platform(Windows, Mac & Linux)
  • Fast and easy: Snap a photo, paste the link, done!
  • Plugin support, save to Dropbox, Imgur, etc.
  • Built in screenshot editor.

ScreenCloud Applet

How to Install ScreenCloud Client in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and do following steps to install the ScreenCloud client.

1. Run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/olav-st/xUbuntu_16.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/screencloud.list"

Change xUbuntu_16.04 in the code to xUbuntu_14.04, xUbuntu_17.04, etc depends on your system edition.

2. Download and install the repository key:

wget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:olav-st/xUbuntu_16.04/Release.key && sudo apt-key add Release.key

Also change xUbuntu_16.04 in the code to which matches you os edition.

3. Finally install screencloud via either Synaptic Package Manager or commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install screencloud

Once installed, launch the software from Unity Dash, Gnome launcher or other app launcher, setup your account and plugins and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove the Screencloud repository, go to Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove the screenshot sharing software, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove screencloud