Shutter 0.70 released!

Version 0.70 of Shutter is now available! Get it before the server overloads ;)

This is the first release of Shutter as it is – we’ve just renamed it from GScrot. So you’ll now find it called Shutter inder ApplicationsAccessories, along with a nicer new logo (thanks to Pascal Grochol for the design).

The software has been improved and streamlined, as well as the name – we think “shutter” more accurately relates to what you’ll be doing alongside the software itself. The new software can be downloaded pretty quickly, so if you’re on an o2 broadband line you’ll be fine. Feel free to give us any feedback – there’s a lot of new things happening in this version, which we’ll explain more about now.

Major updates in this release are printing support, support for a whole lot of formats to save pictures in, support for watching changes to files (open the screenshot externally in gimp, save it – and shutter updates its copy), integration with GVFS (you can upload sites that you’ve connected to via Places ▸ Connect), better recognition for programs that can open a picture, faster thumbnail creation, and improved dialogs!

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Shutter 0.70!

Shutter 0.70!

As if that weren’t enough, here is the full changelog detailing every item updated:

  * General changes
    -- Rebranding from GScrot to Shutter
    -- Exports to and opens all file formats supported by gdk-pixbuf
    -- Added native printing support (instead of gtklp)
    -- Watch opened files via GnomeVFS File Monitor to monitor changes
    -- Integration of GNOME Virtual File System and
       GNOME authentication manager (LP: #310780)
    -- Respect non-rectangular windows (XSHAPE)
       when using metacity (LP: #260771)
    -- Use themeable icons wherever its is possible
    -- Use systemwide MIME Information instead of config file
    -- Move screenshots to trash instead of deleting them (LP: #313003)
    -- Faster thumbail creation and caching
       (improves gui startup when a lot of files are in last session)
    -- Improved Dialogs (e.g. Settings Dialog)
    -- Show context menu for each file in session tab (right click)
  * Gui improvements
    Show current profile in statusbar (LP: #279271)
    Second toolbar removed (LP: #311626)
    Progress bars (LP: #310299)
    -- LP: #311627
    -- LP: #312966
    -- LP: #313346
    -- LP: #326758
  * Drawing Tool
    Scale uniformly (LP: #310708)
    Added standard actions (copy, cut, paste, delete) (LP: #313343)
    Added censor tool to hide private data (LP: #317659)
    -- LP: #310717
    -- LP: #310721
    -- LP: #311574
    -- LP: #311576
    -- LP: #311577
    -- LP: #311580
  * Miscellaneous
    Shutter shows up in GNOME add/remove (LP: #322388)
    Repository is not signed (thanks to the LP Team) (LP: #312681)
  * Plugins
    New hard shadow plugin (thanks to Tualatrix) (LP: #331914)
  * Fixed bugs
    -- LP: #303090
    -- LP: #313761
    -- LP: #316917
    -- LP: #336120
    -- LP: #336126
    -- LP: #336121
    -- LP: #336118
    -- LP: #336133
    -- LP: #336124
  * updated translations

About Shutter:

Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program. You can take a screenshot
of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website -
apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then
upload to an image hosting site, all within one window.



  1. Bradley Jarvis

    @Christopher Thomas
    No ones “forcing” you to use any application, if you don’t like it don’t use it.

  2. Vadim P.

    David Ryder :
    Just a couple friendly suggestions:

    2) Maybe release a fork of this app that only does screenshot/upload. The script I wrote uses scrot/imagemagick/zenity to send a Windowed/Full Screen/Selection screenshot to imageshack or FTP and puts the resultant URL in your clipboard. If you are interested in any help with this I would be more than happy to help. I have been wanting to port this script to an app for quite some time!!

    We don’t have time for this right now, so we wouldn’t be looking into this – but if you’d like to do it, you’re welcome to. Mario said perhaps a nautilus script with context actions for screenshots to upload them that utilizes the shutter api would work.

  3. Vadim P.

    @Dread Knight

    Getting into Gnome would be good (but the forced infrastructure move doesn’t strike me fancy).

  4. I wonder if this will get into gnome or at least replace the other tool currently in gnome linux distros.

    Congrats for the project and new release :)

  5. Vadim P. :
    What if the location of the images on the ftp server is different than the displayed path? It simply wouldn’t work then.
    I wouldn’t consider it a “usability problem” at all.

    It should be provided in settings – look at JING from techsmith… There is no such problem there…

    • Doesn’t run on Linux, and I can’t be bothered to tinker with Wine for it, sorry. I guess we can provide a regex search & replace for the people who’d want it but again, I don’t see the “usability problem” here still – and by that I imply an unusable interface.

  6. Randall Schwartz

    Im impressed that a free software project has actually gotten rid of a name which sounds like scrotum to one which actually makes sense and indicates what the software does.

    Now if we can get the Gimp, Jokosher and a few other idiotic one to follow suit….

    And since it doesnt need any Mono to run, Ill give it a run through,…

  7. Thanks Vadim!

  8. Love the desktop image. Is it available for download? :)

  9. Vadim P.


    What if the location of the images on the ftp server is different than the displayed path? It simply wouldn’t work then.

    I wouldn’t consider it a “usability problem” at all.


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