Screenshots with Shutter

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You save the screenshots using File | Save as… . Shutter stores them by default in the PNG file format. However, if you click File Type in the dialog, a drop-down menu shows all the additional file types that Shutter supports, including TIFF, JPEG, JPEG2000, and GIF.

Alternatively, the software lets you export the screenshots as PDF or PostScript documents. To do so, in File choose the corresponding option and enter the file name and path in a subsequent save dialog. Because Shutter saves the current screenshot in the clipboard, you can easily open it in an external application.


Shutter stands out because, unlike the standard programs of the various desktop environments, it considers even exotic needs and places great emphasis on practicality. Bloggers and authors can benefit from its excellent editing functions – particularly the possibility of editing screenshots.

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