How to enable Image Editor in Shutter in Manjaro, Arch Linux

Shutter is a free Screen Capturing program for Linux

Shutter is a great screen capturing utility for Linux users, and often it is referred as the free Snagit alternative for the Linux world. If you haven’t tried it yet on Manjaro Linux, I suggest to try it out! It is feature-rich and can do basic image editing tasks like Crop, blur, resize, dress-up, etc.

Installing Shutter in Manjaro

Shutter is available from the Software Center. Launch ‘Add/Remove Software’ and then look for ‘Shutter’.

Shutter installation from AUR
Shutter installation from AUR

Enabling Image Editor in Shutter

When you start using Shutter, you will see that the ‘Edit’ feature in the right-click context menu on a image capture is grayed out. In this article, I will show you how to enable it.

STEP 1: Launch the Software Center.

Launch Software Center
Launch Software Center

STEP 2: In the search box, look for perl-goo-canvas and install it.

Install perl-goo-canvas
Install perl-goo-canvas

STEP 3: You will have to enter root password to complete installation.

STEP 4: Restart ‘Shutter’ application to see ‘Edit’ enabled!

Kiran Kumar
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