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Getting Started for First Time Users  
ScreenHunter is designed so that it is always on standby, ready for you to take action.

Screenhunter has five main tabs:
The Capture tab is for assigning how you want to capture for both images and videos. The Save Image tab lets you change image capture settings and the Save Video tab allows you to change the settings for how videos are recorded.
The Options tab provides customization methods and the Tools tab provides other useful tools.

The following two examples are quick guides that show how to capture a rectangular area image and record a video. You can mix and match settings and features to suit your capture needs.

Example #1: Capture Image

Step #1: Download & Install
Download and save the setup package, then run to install. To run, you can press Windows + E to open Windows Explorer, then locate the downloaded file and double-click on it.

After installing, run ScreenHunter 7 Pro from the Windows Start menu, or the icon on your desktop.


Step #2: Using the capture tab
Basically, you can press the Capture Now button at the top to capture an image, if you don't want to change settings on the tabs.

Pick a hotkey to start
A hotkey is a keyboard shortcut that you press on your keyboard to start capturing.
F6 is ScreenHunter’s default image capture hotkey; however, you can choose any key combination or a single key as your hotkey.

You can always click the Capture Now button to capture.
Pick what you want on tabs
In this example, we selected the Rectangular area in the Screen group.
In the Add group, select Cursor.


Step #3: Choose Where to Save Your Capture: "Save Image"
In this example, on the Save Image tab, select Editor so we can edit the capture directly after, and select Clipboard to copy the capture to the Windows Clipboard.

In the Image Files group, select PNG to save as a PNG file.

Select Automatic for the filenames to be created automatically. To change the format, click the filename button to the right.


Step #4: Capture
To capture, click Capture Now, which is the camera button at the top
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Press your hotkey on your keyboard, F6 in this case, to capture immediately.

Click and hold down the mouse button, then drag to select an area on screen. Release the mouse button to capture.

If you have selected the Adjust feature on the Rectangular Area Settings dialog, the selected area is then highlighted. You can use your mouse or arrow keys to adjust the size of the area and click the camera button to capture an image. Also, you can press Enter on your keyboard to finish.


Click here for the details on how to skip this step.

Step #5: Get Your Screenshot
Find your capture. In this case, it is in the ScreenHunter folder on your Desktop.
If you used another location to save your captures, open Windows Explorer (press Windows + E). Go to your file folder assigned in Step #3 to pick up your file.
The capture is also copied to your clipboard so that you can paste to another program, such as MS Word by using Ctrl+V or paste.


To Cancel
Press the Esc key or right-click the mouse button to cancel at any time.

Click here for more of how to use keys.

Example #2: Record Video
Recording a video uses many similar settings and operations as capturing an image.
Step #1 & #2 are the same as capturing an image.
Step #3: Choose Where to Save: "Save Video”
In this example, on the Save Video tab, check Sound to record audio in your video, and choose a Quality and your specific Frame rate.

In the Video File group, check MP4 to save as an MPEG-4 file.

Select Automatic for the filename and click the filename button to the right if you want to change the format.


Step #4: Record
Click Record Now to record, which is the video button at the top.
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Press your hotkey on your keyboard, F8 by default, to start recording.

Same way as capturing an image to select an area, and adjust it.
click the video button to start recording.



To Stop
When recording has started, the Record Now button will be changed to a Stop button.
You can click it to stop, or you can press the stop hotkey to stop.
When recording, the flashing indicator can be shown and you may click the Stop button at the bottom to stop.

Step #5 is the same as Capture Image.

Note:
These are a couple of very basic ways to use ScreenHunter, but we have developed ScreenHunter to adapt to whatever your needs may be. Click here for details on how to get the most out of ScreenHunter.

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