Screenshots are screenshots, right? If whacking the “Print Screen” button doesn’t offer enough refinement, then surely firing up The Gimp, gnome-screenshot or knsapshot would give you what you need, wouldn’t it?
The team behind Shutter would disagree. I was interested to know what would motivate someone to develop a new screenshot app, so I asked Mario Kemper why he began work on Shutter.
Mario: Well, I am a computer science student working as QA person in my freetime. When i started to do the QA work I was looking for a neat screenshot application because we are doing a lot of documentation for the developers as well.
There were some apps like ksnapshot, gnome-screenshot etc. but they all focus on a single screenshot; no editing features, no session, no nice effects etc. So i started to develop Shutter (formerly gscrot) with these features and goals in mind.
There is another big point, though: we all spend much of our time in forums, wikis, chats etc. From time to time we need to do some screenshots and upload them so we can share them with other people so i wanted to have a built-in function to upload your screenshot with nice link-formatting so you can post the generated link directly in the forum, wiki etc.
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