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).



– 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.



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


See more about hotshot and its uses here.