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Free Freeware
The Hive
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Sep 10, 2014
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HotShots Review

Sven Sorensen
Takes screen captures offering minor editing abilities
A review of HotShots by Sven Sørensen

HotShots is a screen capture utility which offers several additional tools for editing your screenshots and adding annotations.

The program is currently being developed as an open source project and provides the option of capturing certain areas of your screen such as the entire screen, active window, rectangular areas or by freehand.

HotShots can capture screens by use of a hotkey which is customizable. It can been saved to either your hard drive or to your clipboard, making it paste-able into image editing software like PhotoShop. If you don't have a suitable image editor installed, you can also use HotShots' built-in image editing tools.

The image editing tools provided allow you to draw shapes, straight lines, add text, arrows and annotations, among other tools.

In conclusion, HotShots is a totally free and useful screen capture program offering many features you may expect to find in more expensive, commercial solutions.

HotShots features and highlights:
  • 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, rectable, ...) 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

HotShots is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from screen capture software without restrictions. HotShots 2.2.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This screen capture software is filed under:
  • HotShots Download
  • Freeware Screen Capture Software
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: HotShots 2.2

Compatibility with this screen capture software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of HotShots may be available from The Hive.

HotShots has been picked by our editors as very good.
HotShots has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested HotShots 2.2.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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