Shutter is a feature-packed screen-grabbing application. You can use it to take screen-shots of your desktop, a specific window, a user-defined selection or even a website!
Then you can edit it: crop it, apply annotations to it, highlight parts, use a “eraser” tool to cover up sensitive information and even apply a ton of transformation effects to it ranging from creating reflections and polaroid style frames to manipulating it in 3D space, adding watermarks and literally a gazillion others effects. That’s not all either, you can then upload it directly to an image-hosting site – all of this from the one window! Genius!
That’s the hard-sell over with as this post isn’t actually about why Shutter is awesome but rather how to set it as your default screenshot tool.
Gnome-screenshot is the default screengrab tool in Ubuntu. When you press PRT SCRN it automatically opens ready to take a screenshot.
Setting Shutter As Default
To employ shutter as your default tool and thus to use it when pressing PRNT SCRN you simply need to tell Shutter to do so!
- Open Shutter
- Go to Preferences > Behaviour
- Enable both “Capture” and “Capture with selection” by check their check-boxes.
- Press PRNT SCRN and witness Shutter now as you default.