How to install Shutter Screenshot Tool and assign as the default in Linux Mint

Shutter is an amazing screenshot taker and annotator.

To install it successfully, you have to install two packages:

sudo apt-get install shutter libgoo-canvas-perl

Note: That second package is to allow editing and annotation

You are done with the installation now.

Next, you need to assign the shortcuts to the keyboard (like PrintScrn for example):

  • Open Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts
  • Add custom shortcut (we will add 2):
    1. For full screen screenshots, give it any name, e.g. “shutter” and make the command “shutter -f”. Then double click on keyboard bindings to assign a keyboard shortcut of your choice (in my case I used PrntScrn)
    2. For Active Window screenshots, give it any name, e.g. “shutter-window” and make the command “shutter -a”. Then double click on keyboard bindings to assign a keyboard shortcut of your choice (in my case I used Shift+PrntScrn)
  • Enjoy!

 

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