Shutter 0.86.4 is out! New features & New plugins

Shutter 0.86.4 is released, this new version comes with many new features and new plugins, now you can capture all workspaces as one image, shutterautomaticaly add a border, Launch DrawingTool directly after capture, and more.

Capture all workspaces as one image

If you ever wanted to capture your whole desktop – including all workspaces – this feature is for you.

Capture all workspaces

After clicking on the menu entry above Shutter will automatically cycle through all of your workspaces, capture every single one and composes them into one large image (preserving the original layout).

Automatically add a border

Sometimes it is useful to add a border to screenshots, e.g. to separate the white portion of the screenshot and the white background of a document.

This functionality is now built-in. Got to Shutter’s preferences to activate it:

Choose border width and color

This is how a screenshot with auto-border looks like:


New plugins

The hard shadow-plugin is now configurable and allows you to change the direction and the color of the shadow:


Choose direction and color

Autocrop is a completely new plugin. It uses ImageMagick’s convert -trim option to remove empty borders from a screenshot. Grabbing a picture out of a PDF is a good use-case.


Here is an example:

Original image

Using the autocrop-plugin

Advanced Selection Tool: New shortcuts

On a large display it is sometimes tricky to get start points and end points perfect. Due to that it is now possible to use the keyboard (cursor keys) for grain movement. To start the selection you can now simply hold down Ctrl-Key. Otherwise it could be possible to move the mouse cursor when attempting to left click once the starting point has been positioned exactly with the keyboard.

Launch DrawingTool directly after capture

You can now configure Shutter to use launch the DrawingTool (Edit-Button) directly after taking a screenshot. You simply need to go to Shutter’s preferences and activate this option.

Installation in Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick meerkat

  1. first add  PPA to your system  Open a terminal and enter:
  2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
  3. Now, as a one-off, you should tell your system to pull down the latest list of software from each archive it knows about, including the PPA you just added:
  4. sudo apt-get update
  5. Install Shutter
  6. sudo apt-get install shutter

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