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HotShots 2.0.1


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, Linux and Mac OS X.

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, …).
  • Add annotation items (text, arrows, rectangle, …) to the snapshot.
  • 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 or to web service.

What’s new in this version:

  • 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)

Download: HotShots 2.0.1 | 10.0 MB (Open Source)
View: HotShots Home Page