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Shutter on Ubuntu: is this the mother of all free software Screenshot Utilities?

Apr 15, 2009, 01:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gary Richmond)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"And Scrot begot Gscrot (GtkScreenShot), a point and click GUI for that command line and still the word was not good. I could never quite say it without imagining that it killed most of my ancestors in the great Scrot plague of 1392 by attacking parts of their anatomy that cannot be mentioned in polite society. Finally, in their wisdom, Gscrot became Shutter and the developers saw that it was good. At last, a name that reflected what it might actually do and you could mention it in front of your maiden Aunt too. A good start and it only gets better. Much better.

"Giving your software a good name however will not guarantee that it’s any damn good. A Citroen 2CV is still a minger even with a rampant Ferrari horse on the bonnet but with that rebadging the developers of Shutter do not flatter to deceive. It is the real McCoy, the goods. By the end of this article I hope you will agree that calling Shutter a mere screenshot utility is like calling the QE2 a rowing boat."

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