How to Install Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu 20.04

This quick tutorial shows how to install Shutter, one of the most popular screenshot applications for Linux desktop, in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Shutter is removed from the main Ubuntu repositories since Ubuntu 18.10, along with some old Gnome libraries required by the screenshot tool. It is however can be easily installed via the community maintained PPA repository in Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04.

How to Install Shutter in Ubuntu 20.04:

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then install the screenshot tool via command:

sudo apt install shutter

For Ubuntu derivatives, you may need to run sudo apt update first to refresh system package cache.

Uninstall Shutter:

To remove Shutter screenshot tool, open terminal and run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove shutter

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab, then the repository line.

About ml

ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.


  1. Seems It cannot work in WAYLAND X

  2. Works great. Thanks for the instructions.

  3. Shutter is a must have. It should be integrated with the OS. I’m ready to pay for that 😉

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