Install Shutter in elementary OS Loki

Shutter is a great free print screen capture utility that comes closer to Snag-it, a immensely popular application for Windows. Shutter can let you capture screenshot by region, window, menu, workspace, and it can even take a screenshot of a tool tip. It also has a powerful editor that comes in handy for editing the captured screenshot from within the Shutter. You can crop, add balloon text, color, and so on and so forth.

But since Loki doesn’t directly let you install applications from PPA, the optional editor doesn’t come packaged in Shutter installed via AppCenter of elementary OS. In this article, I will show you how to install those additional libraries to make Shutter working as before.

Tip: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shutter/ppa command won’t work with Loki as eOS team has decided to stay away from installing PPAs.

Install Shutter from AppCenter

STEP 1: Launch AppCenter.

STEP 2: Search for Shutter in the search box and install it.

This process will only install Shutter application. The program will work, except for the editor icon on the top right corner of the Shutter windows is grayed out. It will show tool tip that libgoo-canvas-perl need to be installed.

Shutter Editor Not Installed
Shutter Editor Not Installed

Install libgoo-canvas-perl dependency (Shutter’s Image Editor)

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ from ‘Applications’ menu.

STEP 2: Type the following command and hit enter to install the libgoo-canvas-perl dependency.

sudo apt-get install libgoo-canvas-perl

STEP 3: Logout and login again for Shutter to recognize the new dependency installation. The editor icon should now work!

Kiran Kumar
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