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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, text, etc.).

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Recent releases

  •  15 Feb 2014 20:42

    Release Notes: This release speeds launch time, adds an option for a mouse cursor in snapshots, adds a user-defined action to the click/double-click tray icon, adds group alignment (vertical/horizontal) for the editor, adds a rescale background image panel for the editor, changes window grabbing code on Windows platforms, and correct invalid save/restore positions for text items in the editor.

    •  25 Jan 2014 11:47

      Release Notes: This release adds an enhanced shortcut editor, portable settings support (the --portable option), and valid Debian package files. It fixes invalid freehand and region grabbing on Linux (multi monitor).

      •  08 Dec 2013 18:45

        Release Notes: Autostart on Linux. Adds some translations (Portuguese,German, Ukranian, etc.). Changes some icons (best visual consistency). Editor: the ability to set the background color for some item types (rectangle, ellipse, and text). Editor: a palette has been added of the last used of the foreground/background color pair. Editor: adds last saved/loaded file. A Mac OS X target. Adds a margin to render pixmap (incorrect crop). Corrects saved shadow state on some items. Corrects text cursor move with keyboard if a text item is selected. Corrects a problem with automatic naming of exported images.

        •  29 Aug 2013 19:38

          Release Notes: An option to keep window manager settings in some cases was added. A Romanian translation was added. In the editor, the ESC key now forces select mode and +/- keys can be used for zooming. The ability to directly load a file (.hot/image) in the editor from the command line was added. On Linux, searching for translation files was fixed along with incorrect display of the splash screen. Incorrect display on multiple screen configurations was also fixed. The auto close function is now disabled by a user action.

          •  23 Jul 2013 19:57

            Release Notes: Some layout changes. The editor has multi-selection, the ability to select shadows on each item, the ability to edit some items (polygon, polyline, and curve) more easily, and the ability to add post-effects to the image background. The uploader adds a user field to define the output template for FTP uploader. The ability to send a document directly to the printer has been added. Slovak, Turkish, Russian, Sinhala, Serbian, Czech, Vietnamese, Basque, Spanish, and Chinese translations have been added.


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