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Shutter, the popular Linux screenshot tool, is finally removed from the final release of Ubuntu 18.10 repository.

For those who want to install Shutter in Ubuntu 18.10. This unofficial PPA offers the latest packages that include:

  • Shutter 0.94.2 released a month ago with Gyazo uploads and some bug-fixes.
  • libgoo-canvas-perl and its dependencies to make ‘Edit’ option work.
  • libgtk2-appindicator-perl for system tray app indicator working.

Install Shutter in Ubuntu 18.10:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/shutter

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to add the PPA.

2. Then install shutter via command:

sudo apt install --install-recommends shutter

--install-recommends is required for application indicator. And you can add --install-suggests flag in the command for more functions.

Once installed, open shutter from software launcher and enjoy!

Uninstall:

To remove shutter screenshot tool, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove shutter

And go to Software & Updates -> Other Software to remove third-party PPA repositories.

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Shutter screenshot tool got a maintenance release a day ago with some bugs fixed. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

Shutter 0.94.2 includes following changes since the 0.94 release:

  • Remove ITmages, Minus, TwitPic upload plugins since the services down.
  • Fix error in vygme plugin
  • Add support for Gyazo uploads
  • Fix insecure perl system calls
  • Use reverse-DNS style AppStream ID
  • Convert all JSON modules to JSON::MaybeXS instead of discouraged JSON modules
  • Fix the issue that right click > “show in folder” results in “There was an error executing xdg-open”

How to Install Shutter 0.94.2 in Ubuntu:

It seems the official Shutter PPA won’t update for the new release packages. So I uploaded the packages into an unofficial PPA with support for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/shutter

Type your password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade Shutter via Software Updater utility:

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the tool:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shutter

For Ubuntu 18.04, the PPA also includes libgoo-canvas-perl to fix the ‘Edit’ option. And for system tray icon, run command:

sudo apt install libappindicator-dev && sudo cpan -i Gtk2::AppIndicator

Unintall

For any issue, you can revert back to Ubuntu build of Shutter by purging the PPA via command:

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

Flameshot is a simple yet powerful screenshot tool with annotation feature. Other than Shutter, it’s another of my favorite screen capturing tools for Ubuntu desktop so far.

Flameshot is written by C++ with Qt5 framework. It offers a system tray icon with ‘Take Screenshot’ and ‘Configuration’ menu options.

While selecting a screen area to capture, many editing tool buttons appear at the bottom. And you can press right-click to show color picker, and Space to open the side panel.

Other software features include:

  • Customizable appearance.
  • DBus interface.
  • Upload to Imgur.

How to Install Flameshot in Ubuntu:

The software is available in Ubuntu Software for Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, however, Canonical won’t provide regular update for the package.

For the latest release, grab the .deb package for Ubuntu 18.04 bionic or Ubuntu 16.04 xenial from the link below:

Flameshot releases

then right-click the .deb package -> Open with Other Application -> Gdebi package installer. (install gdebi via command sudo apt install gdebi in terminal).

Uninstall:

To uninstall the tool, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key or from software launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove flameshot