Shutter 0.80.1 out, with an improved editor and bugfixes

Shutter 0.80.1 is a bugfix release concentrating on 8 annoyances reported by our users, but there are some interesting improvements as well.

If you’ve added the Shutter Ubuntu repository, you’ll be notified about an update automatically – otherwise, see our downloads page.

New icons and cursors in the editor

In order to improve the usability and to help you creating more precise drawings we added a set of new cursors (inpired / borrowed from the inkscape project). Additionally we changed some of the old tool-icons to achieve a much more professional look.

New 'rectangle' cursor

New 'freehand' cursor

Insert cursors, hundreds of tango graphics and explore your current icon theme

If you are using icons and images to highlight parts of your screenshots as much as I do you’ll like the following changes.

It is now possible to import all possible tango icons (separated by categories), cursors and even icons of your current icon theme.

Insert tango icons

Insert cursors

We hope you enjoy this release!

Detailed changelog is available here.


  1. @Christian I. Ionescu
    `shutter –full` starts Shutter with the last saved settings and takes a full screen screenshot to the directory you’ve configured in the Shutter’s preferences.
    This command could be easily used in a shell script for example – with a `sleep` command to get the desired delay working.
    But, to be honest, I don’t know if Shutter is the best application to do this. You could also use import or scrot in shell scripts.

  2. Christian I. Ionescu


    Firstly, thank you for this great application that could be used in infinite ways.

    Secondly, I have a question: how could I make it take a regular screenshot and save it in a certain folder. I would like to make it take a screenshot of the full screen at each 10 minutes and save it in a certain folder.

    God bless us all!

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