Shutter 0.90 released

This release fixes bugs and removes some error prone (or unused) features.

Code removal

  • Application

In order to keep Shutter’s codebase easier to maintain we’ve decided to remove some of the error prone features. In fact, we’ve removed the keybinding code (code needs to be written for every single desktop environment) and the Simple Selection Tool (superseeded by the Advanced Selection Tool). I you still want to launch Shutter via hotkey (e.g. Print) we have prepared detailed instructions for the most popular DEs.

  • Plugins

Due to licensing issues it was necessary to remove three plugins (3Dreflection, 3Drotate, bordereffects). The plugins are based on scripts written by Fred Weinhaus and he asked me to remove them from our distribution. If you agree to the license you can still use the plugins. We are preparing a step-by-step-guide.

Improved AppIndicator

This releases adds a new option to show the main window (useful when running Unity).

Show main window

Show main window

You are a package maintainer?

Please have a look at our list of dependencies to check if your current package does fulfill the needs of the new version. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. This release removes the following dependency:

  • libgnome2-gconf-perl (Gnome2::GConf)

How to install?

If you’ve subscribed to the Ubuntu repository, you’ll be prompted about an update being available automatically – otherwise, check the downloads page for individual packages. Updates for other distributions will be available soon. Changelog:

  * Fixed bugs / minor improvements
    -- LP: #1035259
       [No way to activate the main window when using the appindicator]
    -- LP: #1081917
       [Quicklist no more working]
    -- LP: #1083033
       [Needs a high contrast app icon]
    -- LP: #1083586
       [Remove keybinding code]
    -- LP: #1083588
       [Remove Simple Selection Tool]
    -- LP: #1087367
       [File extension .png]
    -- LP: #1092054
       [desktop-file-validate complains again]
  * updated translations

Enjoy this release!


  1. Is there fix for operate in virtual environment with Xubuntu 13.04 or Ubuntu 13.04 guest? All screen capture are black. Only capture work corectly is web capture.

    This is best capture tool for use in Linux! I not want have to switch to another.

  2. hi, on the previous version I used Shutter Xubuntu11.04 had the opportunity to use the right click to choose the size of the shot. After the installation of ver. Xubuntu12.04 Shutter seems to have some problems.. one of them the right click does not work and after trying, it also blocks manually moving and resizing.

  3. Nishikant is not available on fedora 18?? Am I missing something.

    • We have removed the imageshack plugin because it was very unstable and broke every now and then.

  4. Getting a segmentation fault returend when trying to use the “web” screenshot function.

    System: Linux Mint 12 x86_64 (based on Ubuntu Oneiric).

    cu, w0lf.

    ps: the CAPTCHAs are sometimes brutally UNreadable.

  5. Hi all,

    How come the “keyboard” tab doesn’t show. I’ve just installed ver. 0.90.


  6. Hi! May I ask you to develop export tools for other sites like

    Also, you should add support for bitcoin donations!

  7. i hope on next version shutter have plugin save for web like on gimp, so i didn’t need gimp after tak screenshot 😀

    Set Shutter as default Ubuntu

  8. Is this good or bad news?


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