automatically run plugin

Bug #365368 reported by Craig73 on 2009-04-23
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Mario Kemper (Romario)

Bug Description

Shutter allows profiles. Allow me to specify a plugin or plugins to automatically run when the profile is executed so I can automate documentation tasks (ie - if I always apply invert to terminal screenshots, I'd like to do it automatically)

Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) wrote :

Yes, I have found the need for this too.

Perhaps we should have a separate tab where you can do programmable actions - ie post-capture, apply this plugin or maybe run this certain terminal command for something custom.

Do need to decide what other automation should be possible though.

Changed in shutter:
status: New → Confirmed

Separate tab makes sense.

The easy way might be drag and drop canned actions into the order you want
them to run. The canned actions would have GUI modifiable parameters. One
canned action would be calling a shell script.

The hard way might be to use GTK introspection to expose program and editor
functions, and perhaps plugin methods. Then use python or javascript or
whatever as a scripting language.

I'm still quite a newbie to the Linux world; I would think there must (or
should) be an GUI automation interface and framework for programs to easily
add on friendly yet powerful automation without having to re-invent the

Likely method one is the best approach - a quick way to build basic scripts
that can be expanded as new ideas come up - and then over time as use cases
expand, re-write with a more powerful framework.

Changed in shutter:
milestone: none → 0.89
assignee: nobody → Mario Kemper (Romario) (mario-kemper)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Mark Luther (abyx01) wrote :

So... what about plugins autorun?

Craig73 (funrun73) wrote :

So... Mark are you suggesting the requested functionality is now there? Your comment isn't clear. [This request was logged 4 years ago, and I've long since moved on]

Elijah Lynn (elijah-lynn) wrote :

No, this isn't implemented yet, at least in latest stable.

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