Hotshots – Screenshot tool with some editing features

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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.

Current Supported Platforms

Windows XP, Vista, Seven (with provided installer)
Linux (with recompilation).

Install hotshots in ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dhor/myway
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hotshots



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2 Responses

  1. xbee says:

    The next release will be available very soon with more features (uploading, new effects, …) and fex bugs !

  2. 3arn0wl says:


    I’ve been trying to install Hotshots on Ubuntu 14.04 beta (32 bit). I get the message:
    “Failed to fetch 404 Not Found

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.”

    What do I need to do to get this excellent app?


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