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Capture Tab  

The Capture tab is for what you want to capture an image or record a video.

Hotkeys

Use hotkeys

Check to use keyboard shortcuts. Click the Settings button on the right to assign and change keyboard hotkeys to capture and record.

Hotkey Settings Dialog


ScreenDraw is used to draw on the screen without magnifying. ScreenZoom is used to magnify the screen and draw.


Screen
Group
What you want to capture.

Rectangular area
Capture an image or record a video in a rectangular area. The Magnifier and Highlight colors may be customized on the Options tab.

Rectangular Area Settings Dialog

Any size
    You may capture any area.

Adjust
Make the rectangular area adjustable when capturing so you can further adjust the area using the mouse and keyboard.

Lock the aspect ratio
 Locks the area’s aspect ratio.


Fixed size
    Set a fixed rectangular area in pixels. The max size is full screen.

Fixed area
Capture a fixed area on the screen and click the button on the right to preview and set. When selected, more timer features are unlocked in the Timer group.

The area can be defined by clicking the fixed area size button on the right. Use the mouse and keyboard to adjust the area. You can also press Enter or Space to set.
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This feature is useful for monitoring and capturing something that changes constantly, such as stock prices.

Window
Capture an entire window or an object on a window, even if it is covered or hidden. Highlight colors may be customized on the Options tab. Additional options are available by clicking the settings button on the right.

Window Capture Settings Dialog

Any window, button, menu, etc.
Capture an entire window or an object on a window.

 Multiple
Check to capture more than one object, such as cascading menu blocks, buttons and windows.

When capturing multiple objects, click the left mouse button to add an object, and then press Enter or Space bar on your keyboard to finish.

Active window (press hotkey to capture)
Capture a currently active window when you press your hotkey. The active window is the window that is currently in focus and with which you are interacting. When selected, additional timer features are unlocked in the Timer group.

Specific window
Capture a specific window, even if it is minimized or covered.

Click to refresh and show available windows.
This list may change when a window on your machine is closed or updated.


Full screen

Capture the full screen. When selected, additional timer features are unlocked in the Timer group.




In the recording, depending on your PC power, you might want to choose an individual monitor, not 'All monitors'


Shape
Capture a non-rectangular area.

This is for image only.

Shape Capture Settings Dialog
Additional options are available by clicking the settings button on the right



Background color refers to the color that the negative space will be shaded in.


Auto-scroll

ScreenHunter scrolls down windows or webpages while capturing.
Scrolling is application dependent, so auto-scroll may not work with all applications, such as windows that have constantly changing content.

Speed
                Choose the scrolling speed that works for your machine and scrolling window content.


Add
Group
What you want to add to the image capture or recorded video.

Cursor

Add the mouse pointer.

Cursor Effect Settings (video only) Dialog
This is for video only and has no effects while capturing an image.


Check Highlight cursor when you need to highlight the cursor in a recorded video.

Size: Assign the cirle size comparing to the current cursor size.

Color: Choose from a color panel.


Check Show click effect when you need to show where cursor clicks occur in a recorded video. You can choose one of the following shapes.

Circle
Select Solid if you want the circle to be filled.

Square   

Focus
  
Color: Choose from a color panel.


Caption
Select to add a text annotation.

Caption Settings Dialog

Caption Text
Check to include the text you want to add. A date and time format can be selected from the dropdown list.

Order
Highlight an item in the box and click the up
 or down  buttons on the right to change the sequence.

Visual Options

You can choose the text font, color, background color, and transparency percent of the caption and the position of the caption.

Watermark
Check to add a watermark.

Watermark Settings Dialog

Image File
Click the folder icon
on the right to choose an image file to use as the watermark.

Visual Options
Choose a different scale and transparency options for the watermark.

Position
Choose a position for the watermark to appear in the image or video.

Downsize
Check to downscale down the capture.
       
               
Choose a scale from the dropdown list on the right.

                 


Timer
Group
Check only if you need to use timed features.

Delay
Check to set a delay from the moment the hotkey is pressed to the time the image gets captured or the recording is started. The maximum delay time is 100 seconds.

In delayed capture/recording, when the CaptureNow/RecordNow button is clicked, it shows the count-down timer too, the same as a hotkey is pressed. Click the button again to capture right away.

Schedule
Check to capture according to a schedule. It will be enabled when Fixed area, Active window or Specific window is selected in Window, or Full screen is selected in the Screen group.

Scheduled Capture Settings Dialog


Type
Capture an image or record a video.

Start at
Set the starting time for the recurrence.

Click the drop-down to select the date. Type or press the up and down arrows to set the hour, minute, and second.

Schedule
Choose from the following options,

Once - Only capture or record once.
Every day - Capture or record every day.
Weekly – Check the days you want.
Monthly - Choose a day in the month and month intervals.

End
Choose how your scheduled captures will finish.

Forever - No end date.
End at –
End at a specific date and time.


For scheduled video recordings, you can set the video length on the
Save Video tab:


The text on the button will show the main information of your selection on the Scheduled Capture Settings dialog, in this format: (type) (date-time) (schedule).

type): i - image; v – video
(date time): month-day hour : minute 
(schedule): o - Once; e – Every day; w – Weekly; m - Monthly

 For example, this translates to capturing an image, starting at July 1st at 9:30, and every day afterwards.


If you want to capture or record immediately when ScreenHunter is launched, select Start at at a date-time earlier than the ScreenHunter launch time.


Auto-capture
(for image only)
Automatically capture images at given intervals. Available when Fixed area, Active window or Specific window in Window, or Full screen is selected in the Screen group.

Choose your interval time and unit for auto-capture and assign a duration of capture.


To stop auto-capturing after it's started
Press the Capture Now button again. The button will have indication when auto-capturing.
  -Or-
Press the image capture hotkey again if hotkeys are used

If the interval is set to no more than 10 seconds, no messages will be displayed after each capture.


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