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HotShots

HotShots is a Qt based screen capture software available for Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. It allows to capture screens and save them in a variety of image formats as well as add annotations and graphical data (arrows, lines, texts, …).

It is kinda similar to Shutter, but HotShots has few dependencies and takes small memory usage. The current release 2.0.1 brings below changes:

Features:

  • Enhanced shortcut editor
  • Add portable settings support (–portable option)
  • Add valid debian package files

Bugs:

  • Correct invalid freehand and region grabbing on linux (multi monitor)

hotshots 2.0.1 in ubuntu 13.10

Install:

If you would like to try this screen capture tool, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install hotshots

Works for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04. Download the .deb from launchpad page if you don’t like PPAs.

Uninstall:

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove hotshots

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 (MacOSX isn’t tested yet).

HotShots

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.

Install HotShots Screen Capture on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and Linux Mint:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, copy and paste below commands and run one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/myway

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install hotshots

Enjoy!