Snapture How-To

Basic Features

Method 1 - Hot Keys

  • Press the CTRL+PRINT SCREEN buttons on your keyboard

Method 2 - Task Bar Icon

  • Click on the Snapture icon in the lower right corner of your primary monitor

Troubleshooting – When Method 1 & 2 Don’t Work

If the snipping screen does not show up using methods 1 or 2, restart the application using the steps below:

  • In the search bar at the bottom of your screen, begin typing in SNAPTURE
  • Once the Snapture icon appears in the upper right of your menu bar, you can click to start the application
  • In the search bar at the bottom of your screen, begin typing in SNAPTURE
  • Once the application has opened, you will notice your cursor change to a crosshair and a zoom box in the bottom left corner of your screen. At this point you are ready to take a snip of your screen.
  • To begin capturing your screen, place the crosshair in the top left corner of the area you would like to capture
  • Press and hold the left side of your mouse and drag the crosshair down and right until you have captured the full area you desire. The area outside your capture region will dim, and the area being captured will show up in full color.
  • Once your entire capture area is within the highlighted area, release the mouse button. Your capture region will show up with a thin border.
  • If you wish to save the area you have just snipped, right click on the snip to open the options menu.
  • From here you have 3 options:
    • Option 1 – If you need the pin to stay on your screen and ensure it is not accidentally closed, choose PIN. This will keep the captured region from closing, but still allow it to be moved around the screen.
    • Option 2 – To copy the image to your clipboard and paste into another application, choose COPY.
    • Option 3 – SAVE will allow you to save your captured region as a .PNG file on your computer for future use.
  • To close the snip you took, simply click on the picture using the left side of your mouse.
  • Note, that if you have previously “pinned” the snip, you will need to unpin it to be able to close.
  • If you have accidentally closed a capture, or need a previous capture for any reason there are a few options.
  • To begin, right click on the Snapture icon in the lower right corner of your primary monitor. This will open the application menu. Choose RESTORE from the menu. This will offer 3 restore options:
  • Option 1 – LAST – Choosing this will restore only your latest snip.
  • Option 2 – ALL – Choosing this option will restore all of your most recent clips.
  • Option 3 – SPECIFIC – This option allows you to choose which snip to restore from the current cache. A small thumbnail and a timestamp will show for each snip.
  • How to License the Snapture Application
  • When in settings, click on the Licensing tab.
  • If you do not have a license key, please click the Purchase license key button.
  • If you already have a key, please click the Enter new license key button and paste your key in the pop-up box then click Ok.

Advanced Features

  • Prior to moving your clip from the original capture area, you can resize your clip. In the below example, the entire logo was not captured. Hovering over the border for your clip will reveal the resize tool. Click and drag your border until the correct area has been captured.
  • As a reminder, this feature can only be used BEFORE the capture window is moved.
  • The default setting for screen captures in Snapture, is freeform. You are in control of the size of your capture. However, the application does offer two other options if your capture region needs to fit more specific parameters.
    • Option 1 – Fixed Size – This option will allow you to limit the size of your capture region to fit within specific pixel size parameters. By right clicking on the icon in your task bar, you can choose “Fixed” from the “Capture Region” menu and set your parameters.
    • Option 2 – ASPECT – This option will allow you to set an aspect ratio for the size of your clip. Once you have set this aspect ratio, the capture region will always adhere to those parameters.
  • If you need to view the screen behind your clip but do not want to close or move the snip, you can engage the clip fade feature.
  • By pressing down on your left mouse button while over your clip, the captured region will slowly fade out, revealing the screen behind your capture.
  • To engage this feature, be sure not to move your mouse as this will cause the fade to cancel.
  • To end the fade, simply release your mouse button.
  • When you need to capture multiple clips or would like all of your clips in one place, you can use the “auto-snap” feature.
  • Once you have multiple clips, you can drag them toward one another. Once they are close, they will automatically “snap” together, forming a brick structure of snaps.
  • You are able to hide the border surrounding your snip by simply right clicking on captured region and choosing HIDE BORDER. This feature can only be engaged AFTER the clip has been moved to a new part of the screen.