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Hotshots is a screenshot tool with some editing features. It is particularly suitable for writing documentation (as used in the following chapters) but you can use it to highlight some details on a map image or what ever you want. Because HotShots is written with Qt, it runs on Windows and Linux (MacOSX isn’t tested yet).

Current features:

  • Grab current screen, all monitors (in case of multi-monitors configuration), current window or a part of the desktop.
  • Save the screenshot in multiple formats (PNG, JPG, BMP, …).
  • Automatically save the screenshot to clipboard, disk or launch the editor tool.
  • Automatically scale the screenshot to a given size.
  • Use “system” shortcuts to take a screenshot.
  • Add automatically some “post-effects” to the screenshot (drop shadow, rotation, border, …).
  • Can be minimized to system tray and work in background.
  • Can be launch at system start-up (Windows).
  • Export edited image in multiple formats (PNG, JPG, BMP …).
  • Save/Restore edited image in proprietary format.
  • Send image directly to printer.
  • Install Hotshots via PPA:

    Hotshots is available in a launchpad ppa for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13 Maya, 15 Olivia, 14 Nadia , 16 Petra and other Ubuntu derivatives.

    To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

    After that, update package lists and install the tool:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hotshots

    hotshots ubuntu 13.10

    The HotShots screenshot tool 1.2.0 has been released. This simple tutorial shows you how to install or upgrade to this version on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise and 12.10 Quantal.

    hotshot screenshot tool

    HotShots is an application for capturing screens and saving them in a variety of image formats as well as adding annotations and graphical data (arrows, lines, texts, …). Because HotShots is written with Qt, it runs on Windows and Linux

    The new release has some layout changes. The editor has multi-selection, the ability to select shadows on each item, the ability to edit some items (polygon, polyline, and curve) more easily, and the ability to add post-effects to the image background. The uploader adds a user field to define the output template for FTP uploader. The ability to send a document directly to the printer has been added. Slovak, Turkish, Russian, Sinhala, Serbian, Czech, Vietnamese, Basque, Spanish, and Chinese translations have been added.

    hotshots snapshot editor

    Install HotShots:

    A PPA repository has been created to make it easy to install for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users. So far it supports Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtal, 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin.

    Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to add the ppa:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

    After that, update package lists and install HotShots screenshot tool via below command:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hotshots

    Once installed, you can open it from the Unity Dash.

    hotshots-unity-dash