HotShots 2.0 released with new features, Install in Ubuntu via PPA

December 9, 2013

HotShots

 

HotShots, a Qt screenshot tool with some editing features now is at version 2.0.0 with many new features added and bug fixes. I’ve create a PPA and you can easily install it in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 via 3 commands in terminal.

What’s New in HotShots 2.0.0:

Features:

  • Autostart on linux
  • Add Portuguese translation. Thanks to Vinícius “A. Jorge”.
  • Add German translation. Thanks to dbr.
  • Change default location of translation file on linux (“/share/hotshots/locale” instead of “/share/locale”)
  • Change some icons (best visual consistency)
  • Add launch editor action in systray menu
  • Editor: ability to set background color for some item type (rectangle, ellipse, text)
  • Editor: add a palette of last used of foreground/background color pair
  • Editor: add last saved/loaded file
  • Editor: add “bring to top/bottom” for selected elements
  • Editor: add “autorepeat” on font size buttons
  • Add MacOSX target

Bugs:

  • Editor: add margin to render pixmap (incorrect crop)
  • Editor: correct layout problem on font preview
  • Editor: correct focus problem on text item
  • Editor: correct saved shadow state on some items
  • Editor: correct invalid proposed name for “save as” function
  • Editor: correct text cursor move with keyboard if text item is selected
  • correct a problem with automatic naming of exported image

hotshots 2.0 in ubuntu 13.10

Install HotShots via PPA:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to add the PPA and install the tool:

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install hotshots

Once installed, open it from Dash or Menu.

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