Shutter – Powerful Screen Capture Tool for Ubuntu/Linux

Here is a free and feature-rich screenshot tool for Linux/Ubuntu, just like what Snagit is for Windows. Shutter is a powerful and featured screenshot capture program for Linux. It lets you take screenshots of a specific area, window, whole screen, or even of a website. One can also capture a Menu or Tooltip using the countdown option in it.

shutter_screenshot tool

Built in editor – Shutter comes with its own built-in editor, so you don’t need to use the external graphics editor like GIMP. The editor comes handy when you want to edit the images or screenshots for use in tutorials or manuals. Using editor, you can easily apply different effects, draw on it to highlight points, upload to an image hosting site, etc.

shutter_image editor

  • Add Text, Arrows, Rectangles, Ellipses
  • Censor / Pixelize to Hide Private Data
  • Auto-Increment Shape
  • Crop

Download Shutter for Ubuntu

You can also install Shutter directly – Just go to Applications > Ubuntu Software Center and search for “Shutter”. Install it.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

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