I am looking for a tool that can be used to screenshot and edit. I found this application called shutter I have installed it, but it does not edit. I have tried to fix the problem with no success.

Do you know any tool that with these two features (screenshot and edit)?



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Very useful and light screenshot app for Linux is Flameshot - it provide easy and quick interface for making and editing screenshot, save it, copy to clipboard and upload to imgur.com via single click or hotkeys.

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    This is nice except that it doesn't allow the addition of text. Apr 1, 2020 at 6:25
  • I'm going to notice that this application doesn't install on ubuntu 16.04, in fact, it runs on 18.04+. However, by this post you can compile it on the earlier versions of ubuntu and use it well. Aug 29, 2020 at 15:39
  • @yogesnsamy, addition of text is allowed. i.imgur.com/UDOYAG5.png
    – hafiz031
    Feb 25, 2021 at 6:24
  • The best tool I've ever seen. Everything is in its place. Free and open source. Oct 20, 2021 at 19:37
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    For ubuntu: sudo apt install flameshot. github.com/flameshot-org/flameshot#installation
    – WesternGun
    Nov 8, 2021 at 16:56

You can directly take Screenshot by below shortcut for the different purpose

print Take a Screenshot

Alt+Print Take a Screenshot of window

Shift+Print Take a Screenshot of an area

Ctrl+Print Copy a Screenshot to the clipboard

Ctrl+Alt+Print Copy a Screenshot of a window to the clipboard

Shift+Alt+Print Copy a Screenshot of an area to the clipboard

I suggest gimp to edit image in ubuntu. it is more powerful compare to kolourpaint. to install gimp you have to run below command in terminal. you no more need to add ppa for installing gimp. you can look more details at https://www.gimp.org/

sudo apt-get install gimp

I am using Kolourpaint and its great one!

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install kolourpaint

  • I am taking screenshot with prt sc button, paste is to kolourpaint and edit. I hope my solution will help you.
    – F.Rahamim
    Apr 20, 2018 at 8:33
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    O_o seriously? new 139 packages, "147 MB of additional disk space will be used"!
    – radistao
    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:28

Very useful and simple screenshot utility is deepin-screenshot

sudo apt install deepin-screenshot

It is much alike as Lightshot app on Mac and Windows you can freely select and edit screenshot area.

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  • This is nice! Thank you for sharing Apr 1, 2020 at 6:24
  • Is this project still in support? Because I've had really hard time trying to install it + github repo is now archieved Aug 23 at 12:50

Shutter is great!

But the "edit" option is somehow disable after installing. To re-enable it, follow the quick solution here: https://askubuntu.com/a/1119283/323310


I have found ksnip - very good screenshot tool with edit and annotate features, that available on Linux/Windows/MacOS! It have classic user interface, based on Qt, and all modern features, such as editing, cropping, annotate with arrows and text (with allow to drag/edit later), upload to imgur.com, etc. ksnip screenshot


For a long time, SHUTTER has been a grest screenshot editor+ in LINUX.

But, PhotoScape (3.7) installed in wine, is much better than SHUTTER in many functions.

Who once experenced PhotoScape (3.7) should never use again SHUTTER.

I strongly recommend to replace SHUTTER with PhotoScape (3.7).installed in wine.

To download PhotoScape (3.7) go to http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php

Refer to https://blog.naver.com/limnyh/221488646884

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