Install Hotshots 2.1.0 in Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Ubuntu

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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,…). You can also upload your creations to the web (FTP/some web services).

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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.

- Add annotation items (text, arrows, rectable,…) to the snapshot.

- Can be minimized to the system tray and work in the background.

- Export edited image in multiple formats (PNG, JPG, BMP…).

- Save/Restore edited image in proprietary format.

- Send image directly to the printer or to a web service.

Installing Hotshots 2.1.0

Open Terminal and run the following commands.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install hotshots

Using Hotshots

It can be launched from the Dash or the Terminal.

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You can also take screenshots from the drop down indicator menu on the menu bar.

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See more about hotshot and its uses here.