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Introducing Fogshot: FogBugz plugin for Greenshot

I was bored yesterday and haven’t had the time to write much code recently, the result is Fogshot – a FogBugz plugin for Greenshot. Greenshot is an awesome screenshot tool which allows you to annotate, highlight and obfuscate your screenshots. It’s open source and free.

From what I can tell, the latest builds of Greenshot don’t seem to stem from code in the live SVN repo for the project. With no documentation on how to develop a plugin I relied heavily on ILSpy to get the job done. In addition, I used Fiddler to reverse engineer how FogCreek’s screen capture utility uploads screenshots to new and existing cases. FUN!


There is a configuration screen for your FogBugz account settings which you can get to by clicking Edit > Preferences > Plugins. Don’t stress, your password is encrypted in the Greenshot INI file. The screen looks like this:


Take a screenshot (hit PrintScreen):


Click File > Upload to FogBugz:


Choose whether to generate a new case or attach to an existing case:


Manage the case in FogBugz!


And that’s all there is to it. I’ve uploaded the source code to GitHub ( if you’re interested in adding new functionality or developing your own Greenshot plugin.

You can grab the latest version to install from here: To install, simply extract the archive into your Greenshot installation directory.


I’ve only tested this plugin with the following versions of Greenshot

  • Greenshot-RC7-INSTALLER-

Which you can grab from here:

Hope this is useful.