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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.


  • take a screenshot of your complete desktop, a rectangular area or capture a website
  • take screenshot directly or with a specified delay time
  • save the screenshots to a specified directory and name them in a convenient way (using special wild-cards)
  • Shutter is fully integrated into the GNOME Desktop (tray icon etc.)
  • generate thumbnails directly when you are taking a screenshot and set a size level in %
  • Shutter session collection
  • keep track of all screenshots during session
  • copy screeners to clipboard
  • print screenshots
  • delete screenshots
  • rename your file
  • upload your files directly to image hosters, retrieve all the needed links and share them with others
  • edit your screenshots directly using the embedded drawing tool

Help and assistance

Integration of shutter into KDE4

You have to go to "Systemsettings (KDE)", then choose General Settings/Shortcuts. There you go to Own Shortcuts/Preferences/Print Screen. On the second tab you can see which Key is defined (in this case 'Print Screen'), and you go to "Action". There you can see "Command/Adress", and on this place you can write "shutter --full" instead of KSnapshot.