Shutter is the alternative for the Windows 7 Snipping tool. I have used it under Ubuntu and I was quite impressed about it.
The latest version available is Shutter 0.94.2, which has been released a while ago, coming with the below changes:
- Remove ITmages, Minus, TwitPic upload plugins since the services down.
- Fix error in vygme plugin
- Add support for Gyazo uploads
- Fix insecure perl system calls
- Use reverse-DNS style AppStream ID
- Convert all JSON modules to JSON::MaybeXS instead of discouraged JSON modules
- Fix the issue that right click > “show in folder” results in “There was an error executing xdg-open”
Due to the fact that it is available via PPA, installing shutter on Ubuntu systems is easy. All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the shutter package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/shutter
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install shutter
The below instructions are available via PPA for Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint and other Ubuntu derivative systems.