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Shutter Screenshot Tool PPA Updated For Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla

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I have updated the Shutter (screenshot tool) Ubuntu PPA I maintain to support the latest Ubuntu 20.10 Groovy Gorilla, which will be released later this month. The PPA already supported Ubuntu 20.04 and 18.04.

Due to some packages being removed from the Ubuntu 20.10 repositories, I couldn’t build the last Shutter stable version for Ubuntu 20.10, so I used the latest Shutter from Git, which removes some dependencies. This Shutter from Git continues to use the old Gtk2 (though a work in progress branch for Gtk3 exists, but it still needs work), but it has enough changes to get it to run on Ubuntu 20.10. However, don’t expect it to make it back to the official repositories just yet, because I had to build quite a few of its dependencies in the PPA, due to them no longer being in the Ubuntu repositories.

Shutter editing screenshots
The Shutter screenshot editor / annotator

I even managed to get webkitgtk to build for Ubuntu 20.10, required by the gnome-web-photo package, which means that if you install this gnome-web-photo, you can use Shutter to take full website screenshots (take a screenshot of the complete website, from top to bottom, even if it’s much longer than the screen). I also built gnome-web-photo for Ubuntu 20.04, which was missing until now (thanks to Evgeny S Maksimov’s PPA packaging which got it to work for Ubuntu 20.04).

In case you want to try some Shutter screenshot tool alternatives, see:

Install Shutter on Ubuntu 20.10 (or Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 / Linux Mint 20 or 19.x), as well as Linux distributions based on Ubuntu, such as Pop!_OS using the following commands in a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/shutter
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install shutter

To take full website screenshots, also install gnome-web-photo:

sudo apt install gnome-web-photo

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