How to Install Shutter Screenshot and Markup Tool on Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

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Yesterday we publish an article in which we explained three different ways to take screenshots in Linux: with keyboard shortcuts, with the terminal and with third-party applications. One of the favorite tools of many users for many years was Shutter, a tool to take and edit screenshots that was withdrawn from the official Ubuntu repositories, it is said that due to a security flaw in a dependency. There are alternatives, such as ksnip, but if you want install Shutter on Ubuntu 19.04, we can do it via repository.

When Canonical stopped offering Shutter in their repositories, a third-party PPA was enabled so that Shutter could be installed along with all its dependencies. The repository was that of UbuntuHandBook, but that repo has stopped working. Now have migrated to the Linux Uprising repository, from where we can install this capture and marking tool without any problem. Here are the steps to follow.

Install Shutter on Ubuntu 19.04 via PPA

If you have installed software from a third-party repository, the process will sound familiar. The only new thing is the repository to add. The commands to add the repository, refresh them and install the program with its dependencies will be the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter
sudo apt update
sudo apt install shutter

If for whatever reason you want to completely uninstall the app, just follow these steps:

  1. We open a terminal.
  2. We write the following and press enter:
]sudo apt remove shutter
sudo apt autoremove
  • "Autoremove" will remove all unnecessary dependencies. If we want to delete only Shutter and its dependencies, the command would be: sudo apt remove --auto-remove shutter
  1. Finally, we delete the repository by going to Software and Updates / Other software, clicking on the repo that says Linux Uprising, then on «Remove» and then on «Close». When it asks us if we want to refresh the repositories, it is best to say yes.

I have gotten used to doing my markings in GIMP, the program I use to edit images, but I understand that Shutter is better if we just want to mark some things. Is it your case?

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