HotShots is a screenshot application written in Qt. It is particularly designed for writing documentations, but it can also be used as a stand-alone screenshot tool.

Among HotShots features are:

  • Multi-monitor support 
  • Built-in image editor
  • Online services (e.g. upload screenshots to Imgur, ImageShack ...)
  • Advanced selection methods (i.e. freehand selection)
  • Clipboard support (e.g. directly send the image to the clipboard)


#Built-In Image Editor

#Online Services

#Upload Dialog


To install HotShots on Ubuntu, simply add the following PPA to your software sources:

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