ScreenHunter can capture or record a covered window, even if it's minimized or covered by another program. This is useful when you need to capture a specific window periodically, and it's sometimes minimized or covered so that you may work on other things.
Choose Window in the Screen group on the Capture tab.
Click the button on the right to show the Windows Capture Settings dialog. Choose Specific window.
Click the refresh button to show the list of windows.
You can now capture or record this window.
This is application-dependent, so not all windows can be captured this way. Please make sure to use Aero Themes
When choosing Specific window capture, on Windows 7, the mouse pointer cannot be added to the captured image or recorded video.
ScreenHunter 7 can capture multiple windows, buttons on a window and menu blocks. Here are the steps:
Select Window in the Screen group and click the button on the right to show the Windows Capture Settings
dialog. Choose Any window, button, menu, etc. and check Multiple to capture more than one object.
Press your hotkey on your keyboard or click Capture Now to capture. When capturing multiple objects,
click the left mouse button to add an object, and press Enter on your keyboard to finish.
E.g. to capture three objects on the Windows Explorer as shown below:
You can use a transparent PNG file as your watermark. ScreenHunter 7 will automatically set the background transparent for a transparent PNG file.
Make sure your image file is a transparent PNG file, either created by an image editor such as Photoshop, Fireworks, or downloaded from the web.
Click the Watermark settings button to show the Watermark Settings dialog. Then click the file locator at the top to find and load your PNG file.
If the PNG file has a transparent background, it will be done automatically.
Choose Visual Options to further define how your image will be shown as a watermark on your captures or recorded videos.
This is an example of your watermark shows transparently on your screen capture.
"I want to auto-scroll and capture a long web page, for example, IE showing "Google News" (IE 11 on Windows 7)"
On the Capture tab, choose F6 as the Capture image hotkey and select Auto scroll in the
Start with the default Speed, Medium. The speed is the time to
allow the scrolled part to appear properly after each scroll. The scrolling speed also depends on the machine and content of the window.
On the Save Image tab, check Editor.
Make sure the web page is showing in IE and pause any moving objects like videos, etc., and wait for any animation to finish.
Now, press my hotkey, F6, and move the mouse to find a scrollable window.
Press the left mouse button to start auto-scrolling. You may need to change the Speed to a slower one.
Controlled Scroll/Cancellation Right-click the mouse button to stop auto-scrolling and capture the scrolled part so far. You can use
this to control where to start and finish in order to capture a specific part of a large scrollable window.
For web pages, if one browser doesn't scroll well, you may need to change the browser, say Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and IE.
For a Word or Excel file, you can save the file in the HTML format. And then use Chrome or IE to load the HTML file to be auto-scrolled.
ScreenHunter can schedule any date and time to capture or record your screen in the future or periodically.
It is available when Fixed area, Window (Active or Specific window), or Full screen is selected in the
"I need to record an area of my screen every morning starting at 9:30 am for 30 minutes."
On the Capture tab, select Fixed area in the Screen group.
Click the button on the right to set up the area on the screen that you want to record.
Check Schedule in the Timer group.
And click the button on the right to show the Scheduled Capture Settings dialog.
Choose Video in the Type group to record a video. In the Start at group click the drop-down to select the date and time. Type or press the up and down arrows to set the hour, minute, and second.
Because this is a video, on the Save Video tab, check Stop after in the Video Length group and enter 30 min.
That’s it. ScreenHunter will record at the set time.
You can use ScreenHunter to capture full screen games. Here are the steps:
On the Capture tab, check Use hotkeys in the Hotkeys group, and click the Settings… button on
the right to choose your Capture image hotkey, say, F6.
It's recommended to use a simple function key to capture game screens.
On the Save Image tab, check Editor. (It's not necessary to have any files checked at the
same time. If you want a file at the same time, choose the BMP format, that's the fastest.)
It's now ready, and you can run your full screen game.
When running the game, press your hotkey, F6, on your keyboard to capture a full-screen game. The images will be sent to the Editor.
League of Legends
In Windows 7, some games require you to turn off Aero. You can turn off Aero and run your game again in the Windows 7 Basic theme.
ScreenHunter can send your capture directly to the default email outbox without human intervention.
Say, for example, you want to monitor your PC activities every 10 minutes, you can use auto-capture to capture a screen every 10 minutes and email it automatically. This way, you can monitor your PC activities anywhere in the world.
"I have Outlook on my machine as my regular email. I want to send captures automatically."
In Outlook, set to Send/Receive messages every 10 minutes.
Check Capture every in the Timer group on the Capture tab. Set to capture every 10 minutes.
Check Email on the Save Image tab to send a captured image as an attachment, and choose an image file format in the Image Files group.
On the Email Settings dialog, choose Send automatically. Enter recipients’ email addresses in the To and CC field. Enter a subject and message.
You can send a test email to see if it works with your settings. Clicking Send a Test Email will check and send an email with a sample attachment to your email outbox.
The setup is finished. Now, press your hotkey to capture a screen.
After capturing, an email with your captured image attachment should be sent to the Outlook outbox. Since you have set Outlook to send an email every 10 minutes, the email will be sent automatically.
The automatic file naming feature is used to save captured images and videos with automatically generated file names,
so you don't have to stop each time you capture.
"I would like to press a hotkey and have ScreenHunter automatically capture what is in the active window, build it to
a file and automatically create the file name without me being interrupted by having to select the window.
This way, I can walk through an entire application process in order and later go back and gather the screens."
On the Capture tab, check Use hotkeys in the Hotkeys group, and click the Settings… button on the right to
choose your Capture image hotkey, say, F6.
In the Screen group, choose Window, and click the button on the right to choose Active window on the Window
Capture Settings dialog.
On the Save Image tab, in the Image Files group, check JPG (in this case) to save. (It's not required to
check Editor or Clipboard at the same time.)
Choose Automatic for Filename.
Click the button on the right to show the Automatic Filenaming Settings dialog.
Check Number of digits and choose 2 if you want to have a fixed number of digits, 01, 02, etc.
Highlight an item in the Order list box and click the up and down buttons on the right to change the text sequence.
The text can be set in any sequence, e.g. Note can be in the middle and User name can be in the front.
Select Never overwrite so that when a newly generated filename already exists in the current folder it always generates a new filename automatically.
In the Folder area on the Save Image tab, click the folder button on the right and choose, such as the Desktop as your captured image location.
On the Options tab, in the After Capture group, uncheck Bring Image Editor to front.
It's now ready, and you can minimize ScreenHunter if you like.
Make sure your target window is active and has the focus. Then press your hotkey, F6, on your keyboard to capture.
ScreenDraw enables you to draw and write on your screen freely before capturing the screen.
To draw on the screen without zooming
Click the ScreenDraw button at top, or press your ScreenDraw hotkey to enter the mode.
ScreenDraw & ScreenZoom hotkeys are set here:
You can press the following keys to change the color and pen size when drawing.
To cancel ScreenDraw or ScreenZoom mode
Press one of the following to cancel:
Right-click the mouse
The Esc key
ScreenZoom magnifies your screen and you may draw and write on your screen before capturing.
On Windows 10, unlike the Windows zoom feature, ScreenZoom can enlarge and draw directly on-screen that you can capture right away.
To enlarge the screen, press the ScreenZoom hotkey
Press your ScreenZoom hotkey to enlarge, and you can then draw or highlight it on screen.
* All the videos are taken by using ScreenHunter 7 Pro only
MotionStudio and MotionGIF have similar ways of operations. Here we take MotionGIF for example.
MotionGIF is a user-friendly yet feature-rich animated GIF file creator for your Web pages. Here is a 5 step example to create an animated GIF file.
Create a new MotionGIF file
Create a new file by clicking the New MotionGIF File button on the toolbar
or choosing New... from the File menu. On the New MotionGIF File dialog, choose a frame size of
the animation and repeat times when played (you can change later). The new file is created with one frame.
Add objects and images
Use the tools in the toolbox to draw and add text, etc. Double-click an object to show the Property Sheet and modify it.
Use the image tool to import or create images. Double-click any image to edit in Image Editor.
Add new frames
Click the Add New Frame button on the toolbar or menu to add a new frame. Or, simply duplicate a frame by clicking the Duplicate Frames button.
Add frame transition
You can add frame transition as a visual effect by clicking the Insert Frame Transition button on
the toolbar or choose from the Animation menu.
Preview and publish
To view the animation, click the Preview button on the toolbar or choose from the Go menu.
You can play it in a web browser by clicking the Preview in Internet Explorer button on the toolbar.
To save the animation to an animated GIF file, choose Save as GIF File from the File menu.
Adding an animated GIF file to a web page is no different than adding any image.
Here is an example of showing an animated GIF file, ani.gif. The HTML code will be something like,
< img src="ani.gif" >
MotionStudio and MotionGIF have similar ways of operations. Here we take MotionGIF for example.
A library file can contain objects that you can use in any MotionGIF file just a matter of drag & drop.
Open/Create a library File
Choose Open Library... from the Tools menu to open a .MGL (MotionGIF Library) file.
To add an object to a library
Make sure the Library window is visible. Select your objects (hold down Ctrl for multi-selection).
Hold down Alt and drag the selected objects onto the library window and drop.
A new object icon will be created in the library. You may change the name by clicking the name below the icon.
To add a library object to a frame
Drag the library object from the library and add to any frame