File Formats


You can save your capture in any of the main file formats. You can also read other image files in Image Editor.

Displaying the File Extensions

For Windows Vista and Windows 7 & 8

1. Click Start
2. Type folder options. Click the line Folder Options that appears at the top of the Start menu.
3. Click the View tab at the top of the Folder Options dialog.
4. In the Advanced settings group, click to uncheck Hide extensions for known file types.
5. Click OK.

        For Windows 10

1. Click Start.
2. Type folder options. Click the line File Explorer Options that appears at the top of the Start menu.

The rest is the same.

Main File Format


File Format


ScreenHunter File
An SHF file is a graphics file created by ScreenHunter. It keeps all graphics objects, such as arrows, labels and text boxes editable.

SHF files created with ScreenHunter 6 can be read and modified in ScreenHunter 7.


JPEG is a commonly used graphic file format.

JPG uses lossy compression. Lossy means that some image quality is lost when the JPG data is compressed and saved, and this quality can never be recovered. You can choose 1-100% for the quality factor, with 100 being the least loss possible.


PNG, or Portable Network Graphic, is designed to be both a lossless and royalty-free web graphic format.

ScreenHunter 7 creates small size PNG files.


GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, is a popular web graphic format. GIFs contain a maximum of 256 colors. 

ScreenHunter 7 creates high quality GIF images.

You can use another our product, MotionGIF, to create animated GIF files.


PDF, Portable Document format is a common format to use to view and print. To view a file in PDF format, you need Adobe Reader, a free application by Adobe Systems.


Windows Bitmap, the Microsoft Windows graphic file format, is a common file format used to display bitmap images.

BMP format is the fastest in saving to your hard drive.

Other Image Files Supported to Read


File Format


Windows Icon


Windows Cursor


Animated Cursor or Animated GIF


Microsoft Device Independent Bitmap


Microsoft Run Length Encoding

Video Files Format


File Format


MP4 is the most commonly used in newer video cameras, TV hardware and internet videos.
It is supported by all HTML5 browsers and Flash Players. MP4 is recommended by YouTube.


Flash format developed by Macromedia.