A while ago, I re-installed the Shutter application. After reinstalling the Shutter app, I noticed that the edit option is disabled. Since the edit feature is not working, I couldn't do editing functions such as adding text, drawing lines on the picture. I thought it was a bug. Fortunately it wasn't a bug. After a quick Google search, I found a solution and wanted to share it here with our readers. For those wondering, Shutter is a feature-rich screenshot application for Unix-like operating systems.
Enable "Edit" Option In Shutter Application In Linux
After uninstalling Shutter application, the dependencies are gone. Then few days later, I installed it again. This time the required dependencies are not installed. I have no idea why. The edit feature is disabled after reinstalling the shutter app.
Look at the following image.
As you see in the above screenshot, the edit option is disabled. Luckily, I found that a package named "libgoo-canvas-perl" is required for enabling edit feature in Shutter application. We need to install this package in order to enable editing opting in Shutter.
yaourt -S perl-goo-canvas
packer -S perl-goo-canvas
In Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, run the following command to install libgoo-canvas-perl package.
sudo apt-get install libgoo-canvas-perl
Restart the Shutter application. Now, we have the edit feature back. You can now use the edit feature in Shutter application.
And, that's all for now folks. Hope this helps. I will be soon here with another useful article. Till then, stay tuned with OSTechNix.