How To Install HotShots 2.2.0 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may already know, HotShots is a lightweight screenshot tool with editing options. It has the same features as Shutter despite the fact that it is lighter. Also worth mentioning, it has image editing features (resize, crop, etc) and allows the users to easily upload their screenshots to FTP,, and

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The latest version available is Hotshots 2.2.0, which has been released recently,coming with a a few changes only:

  • Restore last selection in region and freehand grabbing
  • Add options to display or not dialog before/after download

In this article I will show you how to install HotShots 2.20 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu 14.04 derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Hotshots 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the repo to the system, update the local repo index and install the hotshots package:

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

Optional, to remove hotshots, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove hotshots

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