Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot program for Linux based operating systems such as Ubuntu. 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. Shutter is free, open-source, and licensed under GPL v3.

Official website: http://shutter-project.org/

I have made a simple plugin using shell scripting for Shutter to add a simple 1 pixel black border on the image.

Install shutter

Open terminal and run the following command one by one.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install shutter

It should install shutter in your ubuntu.

Now from Dashboard search “shutter” and confirm that it has installed.

Configure Shutter

Open shutter and press Alt+P or go to Preferences from menu.

Now click Action tab from left and make the following changes:

  • Check Open wiht Built-in Editor
  • Check Border and make it 1 pixels and color black.

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Now click on Behaviour tab and confirm the settings are same as the bellow image:

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Now Close the Preferences.

Keyboard Short-cut Settings for Shutter

In Ubuntu dashboard type keyboard and press enter or go to Keyboard settings manually.

After opening Keyboard settings window click “Shortcuts” tab then click “+” icon bellow.

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A pop-up will appear type “Shutter” in the Name field and “shutter -s” in Command field then click Apply.

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A warning pop-up will appear click Reassign.

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Now add another short-cut by clicking “+” icon.

Here the Name should “Shutter full” and Command should “shutter -f”.

Now Apply and click Reassign.

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Now close the Keyboard setting.

Now Pressing the Print Screen button on keyboard will appear the screen capture window
with selection area option.

And Cltr+Print Screen button will capture the full screen.

Adding border after editing

If after editing any image the pre-selected border got cut off you can add another using Simple Border Plugin. Simple Border plugin Download.

Please see the Readme.txt file for detail instruction.

Now Quit shutter and run it again.

Now open any image in shutter, press Cltr+Shift+P or right click on the image and click “Run a Plugin”,

select ”Plain Border” and Run.

It will add a border on the image.

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