Shutter 0.94 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 16.04

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Shutter, a feature-rich screenshot tool, got a new release recently after 2 years and 9 months since the last.

Shutter 0.94 is a bug-fix release with following fixes:

  • A crash issue when launching a second instance of Shutter
  • Shutter screenshots uploaded to Dropbox expires
  • Imgur uploaded links dialog shows links in random order on every upload
  • “Send by email” (ctrl+shft+E) error.
  • Insecure use of system() allows arbitrary code execution via “Show in Folder”
  • ‘Window’ does not show non-latin characters
  • imgur upload plugin no longer works due to now unsupported API 1 and 2
  • Linux software store metadata

shutter 0.94

How to install Shutter 0.94 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04:

Shutter has an official PPA repository, but it does not update the new 0.94 packages at the moment of writing, though it has been released for more than 2 weeks.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.04, you can upgrade to Shutter 0.94 via following steps using the unofficial PPA:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher. When it opens, run commands to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then upgrade the screenshot tool via Software Updater:

or simply run commands to check updates and install shutter:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shutter

For those who don’t want to add PPA, grab the .deb package directly from HERE.

How to Remove:

To downgrade Shutter to previous 0.93.1, purge the PPA repository via command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

To just remove the unofficial PPA and keep Shutter 0.94, launch “Software & Updates” utility and navigate to Other Software tab.