Shutter is available for any major GNU/Linux distribution and can be installed using your package manager. If you want to upgrade to the latest release, you can find installation instructions in our download section.

Ubuntu PPA repository (recommended):

We are using Launchpad to distribute the different versions of Shutter. If you’re on Ubuntu, you can install it by clicking below:

Download for Ubuntu button

Alternatively, add our PPA – and you’ll be automatically notified of available updates.

A detailed guide on installing from the PPA is available here, though you can also install using these directions:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shutter

Unstable versions can be found here (Please note: the software in this archive may still have critical bugs):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter-testing-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shutter

We also have a PPA with daily builds (Please note: the software in this archive may still have critical bugs and may not run properly on your system):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter-testing-team/dailybuilds
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install shutter

Ubuntu packages:

If you don’t want to add the repository but install from packages, here they are.

Third-Party Packages (Other Distributions) and Source Code:

If you are not using Ubuntu, you can find distribution-specific installation instructions (as well as the source code) below:


  1. Hey ! I can’t find this screenshot for ubuntu 14.04

    how can I do it?

  2. This is simply the best screenshot tool available for Linux, and I’m sure beats a lot of tools for other OS’s too. I use it extensively for a lot educational documents and tutorials I create. Keep up the good work, and thanks for such a nice program.

  3. Hi,

    one of the best screenshot tool i ever seen.

    Thanks a lot.



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