Shutter - Feature-rich Screenshot Tool


shutter [options] [file ...]


Shutter is Copyright (C) by Mario Kemper and Shutter Team


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.

=head1 OPTIONS
Example 1

shutter -a -p=myprofile --min_at_startup

Example 2

shutter -s=100,100,300,300 -e

Example 3

shutter --window=.*firefox.*

Example 4

shutter --web=/ -e


-s, --select=[X,Y,WIDTH,HEIGHT]

Capture an area of the screen. Providing X,Y,WIDTH,HEIGHT is optional.

-f, --full

Capture the entire screen.

-w, --window=[NAME_PATTERN]

Select a window to capture. Providing a NAME_PATTERN (Perl-style regex) ist optional.

-a, --active

Capture the current active window.


Capture a section. You will be able to select any child window by moving the mouse over it.

-m, --menu

Capture a menu.

-t, --tooltip

Capture a tooltip.


Capture a webpage. Providing an URL ist optional.

-r, --redo

Redo last screenshot.


-p, --profile=NAME

Load a specific profile on startup.


-h, --help

Prints a brief help message and exits.


Prints the manual page and exits.

-v, --version

Prints version information.

-d, --debug

Prints a lot of debugging information to STDOUT.


Clears cache, e.g. installed plugins, at startup.


Starts Shutter minimized to tray.


Disables systray icon.

-e, --exit_after_capture

Exit after the first capture has been made. This is useful when using Shutter in scripts.


If you find a bug in Shutter, you should report it. But first, you should make sure that it really is a bug, and that it appears in the latest version of Shutter.

The latest version is always available from:

Once you have determined that a bug actually exists, please report it at launchpad: