Please note: version
8 upgrade is
free for users who bought v.7 license on or after Aug. 1, 2013. Otherwise
there is a $19.50 upgrade fee.
You may check your
You may download and install HyperSnap 8 anyway - it does not delete the older
versions from your computer, and it either detects your valid older license or
you may use it as a free evaluation for 20 days, if you don't qualify for the
free update. The older
HyperSnap is available all the time on your computer, then either buy the
upgrade license of safely uninstall version 8.
As you can see, HyperSnap receives continual attention
as we listen to users' comments and suggestions to make it the best screen
capture utility for Windows possible.
You may download the latest version at HyperSnap
2016.10.06 HyperSnap 8.12.02
Fix for opening some type of EMF files
The default "View and Shape Selection" mode fix:
automatic switch to area selection will happen only if the entire image
is visible in HyperSnap window. Otherwise moving mouse with left button
down will just "pan" the view as it used to do in versions before 8.12.
2016.07.22 HyperSnap 8.12.01
2016.06.01 HyperSnap 8.12.00
The default "View and Shape Selection" mode is now
enhanced: if you press the left mouse button while in this mode, and
move the mouse more than 8 pixels in any direction, it automatically
switches into "Rectangular Selection" mode, to either select part of
underlying image for copy/move, or select shapes while holding Ctrl key.
If you want to return to the default view and shape selection, just
click the right mouse button.
The eraser tool on the ribbon has now also 1 and 2
pixels sizes available.
2016.04.14 HyperSnap 8.11.03
Fix: in some drawing modes (e.g. pencil, spray can,
eraser) clicking on the color picker tool and picking color from the
image would inadvertently draw extra lines, change pixel colors etc.
2016.03.31 HyperSnap 8.11.02
Fix: repeat last capture function was not working
correctly after the Window Capture was used
Quick Save function file name macros %date% and %time%,
that are replaced in the file name with the current date and time, are
now extended and support optional notification %date#date format% and
example, the following file name specification on the "Quick Save" tab
of Capture Settings:
produce names like:
2016.03.28 HyperSnap 8.11.00
Fix for vertically oriented monitors.
Additional option in Quick Crop function, to skip
cropping if the capture operation was "Region Capture"
Small change to -print:af command line option, if the
captured image width is larger than height, landscape page orientation
is selected automatically.
2016.03.12 HyperSnap 8.10.00
2015.12.30 HyperSnap 8.06.04
Small bug fix - with image tabs, and HyperSnap 8 window
not being the system active window, a click on a tab would not activate
HyperSnap and e.g. pressing command keys like Ctrl+C to copy the image
just shown would not work, until the window was clicked again.
2015.12.16 HyperSnap 8.06.03
2015.10.28 HyperSnap 8.06.02
2015.09.27 HyperSnap 8.06.01
2015.09.27 HyperSnap 8.06.00
2015.09.15 HyperSnap 8.05.03 and 7.29.09
2015.08.12 HyperSnap 8.05.02 and 7.29.08
2015.04.09 HyperSnap 8.05.01
Fix: transparent background color setting on the Edit
ribbon tab was not remembered when switching between images, if the
drawing toolbar was not visible at the same time (which is the default
Fix: Color substitution was not remembering transparency
(alpha) and not applying it when doing auto-replacement on each capture.
2015.03.20 HyperSnap 8.05.00
New option under Image - Color Substitution, to replace
pixel color if the original color does not match the source
color. This would let you e.g. to convert all but red pixels on an image
to white (or whatever you want)
Correction - copying an image of irregular shape or with
transparent areas would turn into solid background color on the target
2015.03.13 HyperSnap 8.04.08 and 7.29.07
2015.03.05 HyperSnap 8.04.07
Fix: incorrect paste of 24 bit images (was pasted with
transparent white color)
Fix: pasting to the left, right, top or bottom of
current selection did not work correctly.
2015.02.06 HyperSnap 8.04.06
2015.02.02 HyperSnap 8.04.05
2015.01.30 HyperSnap 8.04.04
2015.01.13 HyperSnap 8.04.03 and 7.29.06
2015.01.14 HyperSnap 8.04.02
Several interpolation modes and an extra parameter added
to Image/Scale function
Bug fix - crash when saving configuration to existing
.ini file in a folder where the current user has no write permission
Updated and expanded online manual in the German edition
of HyperSnap 8
2014.10.28 HyperSnap 8.03.00 released
Auto-paste image - New feature: define custom keys for image paste
operation, which lets you insert extra Return characters, text before
and after the image (with macro expansion for date, time, image name,
user name etc.) and even activate additional windows and paste the image
in one operation into several documents.
Loading next/previous file with page up/down keys now takes into
account any changes, like file deleted, added or renamed in the folder.
It now also rotates through all graphics files, instead of only one type
of files like .jpg or .png.
2014.10.15 HyperSnap 8.02.04 released
Fix: images wider (or higher) than 32767 pixels were not
Small change to the behavior of "Delete file" function
on File menu (ribbon interface only), now if will load the next file
from the same directory, if available. The "next" in the sense of
alphabetic sequence of image file names.
2014.10.13 HyperSnap 8.02.03 released
Another fix to Firefox add-on. Was malfunctioning
particularly on Windows 8.
Added -copy command line argument, to copy to clipboard
the image opened or captured from the command line
2014.10.11 HyperSnap 8.02.02 released
2014.10.08 HyperSnap 8.02.01 released
2014.10.07 HyperSnap 8.02.00 released
Added "Delete and close" function on File menu (ribbon
only), to both close an image/document and delete its file
Added "Close and delete files" function to the
right-click menu on a thumbnails, when one or more thumbnials are
Fixed "Extended active window capture" - previously
worked only in 32-bit version of HyperSnap 8, and only for 32-bit
windows. Now both 64 and 32 bit windows are handled correctly from both
versions of HyperSnap 8.
Fixed "Email selected" on thumbs right-click menu,
previously did not work on Windows 8 and/or for MS Outlook 2013.
Fixed thumbnail reordering with drag-drop, previously
displayed an error if the "image tabs" at the bottom were hidden.
2014.09.26 HyperSnap 8.01.01 released
Fix for running only a single instance of HyperSnap 8
64-bit by default, when clicking on its shortcut or opening image files
with a double-click.
Added option to prefer either PNG or JPEG file format,
when dragging out images from the Thumbnails bar to any folder or other
app accepting image file drop - see under Customize - Tabs.
2014.09.22 HyperSnap 8.01.00 released
- 64-bit version, allowing the use of the full potential of modern
64-bit computers. Capture and edit much bigger images, fit in memory
more captures simultaneously opened in HyperSnap window for editing and
processing. A 32-bit version is also available for use on 32-bit
- Thumbnails list - select all or several of captured images and
right-click - Save Selected - Each image to its own file: now prompts
you for the folder and image format to save in, instead of as in v.7
automatically saving to the last used folder and file.
- Thumbnails list - select all or several of captured images and
right-click: added new function "Email selected", which will attach
multiple images in selected file format to an empty email message.
- The order of thumbnails in the thumbnail bar may now be re-arranged
with drag and drop operation. This is important e.g. if you want to save
some or all of images into one PDF file, and the order in which they are
saved is important.
- You may now drag out one image thumb, or several of them if marked
with check-marks, to Windows desktop or Explorer folders. Upon dropping
the thumbnails there, the images will be saved in that folder as PNG or
JPEG files. You may also drag-drop them to other targets that accept
files, e.g. MS Word, email, web file upload forms etc.
- Wider lines when drawing shapes possible - under the "Line Style"
tool, click "Wider Lines" menu item and type the new width in
pixels.More "skins" under Setup ribbon tab - "Skin" button, including
Office 2013 themesOther possible enhancements will be added to version
8, depending on your feedback.
2014.08.29 HyperSnap 7.29.03 released
2014.07.10 HyperSnap 7.29.02 released
Fix: paste each capture on current image did not work,
if no "Extend..." was selected, and "Copy each capture to clipboard" was
Remembering the last used tile size for the Image/Mosaic
function between program restarts
2014.07.01 HyperSnap 7.29.01 released
2014.05.27 HyperSnap 7.29.00 released
2014.04.28 HyperSnap 7.28.05 released
2014.04.07 HyperSnap 7.28.04 released
2014.03.20 HyperSnap 7.28.03 released
2014.02.14 HyperSnap 7.28.02 released
2014.02.12 HyperSnap 7.28.01 released
2014.02.09 HyperSnap 7.28.00 released
Added ability to paste images from HTML clipboard
format, that MS Word and other programs put sometimes into the
Removed ImageShack upload functions, as ImageShack now
changed their servise terms and handles only paid accounts.
2014.01.14 HyperSnap 7.27.02 released
2013.12.14 HyperSnap 7.27.01 released
Fixed crash when using Image/Tile function end manually
entering a large value into the tile size edit field.
Image/Sharpen or Blurr function, increased the blurr
side of the slider range to -250, to let more blurring
When using Quick Save feature and a file path is entered
for a directory that dies not exist (or was deleted), it will now try to
re-create the directory.
2013.11.21 HyperSnap 7.27.00 released
When in screen capture mode, outlining a region,
selecting a windows etc., one can right-click to show a menu and change
the mode. Now, the same letters you see on the right of that menu, work
also if you press them on the keyboard to switch the mode, without a
right-click to show the menu.
2013.10.21 HyperSnap 7.26.02 released
2013.09.24 HyperSnap 7.26.01 released
2013.08.12 HyperSnap 7.25.04 released
2013.08.09 HyperSnap 7.25.03 released
2013.08.01 HyperSnap 7.25.02 released
2013.07.24 HyperSnap 7.25.01 released
2013.06.27 HyperSnap 7.24.01 released
2013.06.05 HyperSnap 7.24.00 released
2013.04.23 HyperSnap 7.23.03 released
Fix: The saturation slider on "Color Correction" did not
work quite right.
F12 cannot be used as a hotkey under Windows, so blocked
its entry in the Hot Keys dialog box.
2013.02.05 HyperSnap 7.23.02 released
Fix: Alt-key combinations to access ribbon functions
were not working correctly when the mouse was inside of HyperSnap 7
Fix: Image rename function within thumbnails list was
interrupted, if the muose was moved into the drawing area.
Fix: Highlight with the currrent foreground or
background color in "draw directly on image" mode was not working
correctly (drawing only black rectangles).
2013.01.15 HyperSnap 7.23.01 released
2013.01.15 HyperSnap 7.23.00 released
Firefox Add-on had to be updated for the changes in the
latest versions of Firefox - otherwise Capture Entire Page and Visible
Part won't work. After upgrading HyperSnap 7 to this version, click also
"Setup" ribbon tab, "FF Add-on" button to fix the issue (or "Options"
menu, "Install Firefox Add-on" if using menu interface)
2013.01.02 HyperSnap 7.22.00 released
Fix for Windows 8 filetype registration for opening
graphics files etc. The "Register File Types" item is no longer shown in
HyperSnap 7 ribbon or menu when running on Windows 8, but right-click
any supported graphics file in Explorer and choose to open with
HyperSnap 7 or set HyperSnap 7 as the default app there, all should work
Fix for the blurry text in callout shapes - this time it
Fix for line width selection from the old style drawing
toolbar, was not working right after adding more line widths to the
2012.11.29 HyperSnap 7.21.00 released
Fix for Windows 8 - starting a capture with hot-keys in
"Metro" interface no longer requires Alt+Tab to switch to desktop mode
to view and finish the capture - switches automatically when needed.
Fixed frames missing one pixel in top left corner.
Improved blurry text in callouts when background color
is totally opaque (Alpha 255).
2012.10.24 HyperSnap 7.20.04 released
2012.10.24 HyperSnap 7.20.03 released
2012.10.21 HyperSnap 7.20.02 released
Fixed crash when trying to create a text box when
running on Windows XP (maybe some other systems as well)
Added keyboard shortcuts in text editing box of toggle
of bold (Ctrl+B), italics (Ctrl+I), underline (Ctrl+U), left align
(Ctrl+L), center (Ctrl+E) and right align (Ctrl+R) commands.
2012.10.19 HyperSnap 7.20.01 released
2012.10.17 HyperSnap 7.20.00 released
Added hot/cold button state selection to button capture
tab of "Caputre settings". Hot state is when the mouse cursor is over a
button, cold otherwise.
Added easier font face and size selection to text
editing box (for stamps, text items and callouts)
Added "Resize to contain text" option to text editing
box, for text items and callouts.
Added Align - Center horizontally and vertically
commands, and changed the way align commands work - now they align
relatively to the common bounding box, instead of asking user to drag a
Changed stamps list to multi-select (hold Ctrl or Shift
to select more than 1 stamps), valid for Insert and Delete operations.
Fixed TextSnap to work again with Internet Explorer 9 in
2012.09.22 HyperSnap 7.19.01 released
2012.09.20 HyperSnap 7.19.00 released
Modified again the way copy/paste of image area works.
Now again preserves the original position, unless the pasted fragment
would fall entirely outside of the target image - in that case it goes
to (0,0) of current selection.
Added "Align" command for shapes to the "Edit" ribbon tab, and
modified the way align works - it now shows and lets the user move a
vertical or horizontal line to which the shapes should be aligned.
Renaming an image from the thumbnails list (click the thumbnail, then
click again the name below it to edit it) now also renames the file
belonging to this image.
2012.09.06 HyperSnap 7.18.00 released
Strip command on Image menu now has also insert
commands, in addition to cut-out
Resize button has drop down menu with "Contain shapes"
Split button added to Image ribbon tab, to split images
horizontally, vertically or 4-ways.
Correction to copy image area, followed by immediate
paste - was pasted relative to
the current selection rectangle,
causing it to fall outside of the image sometimes.
Fixed - no longer rounding corners when capturing
windows under Windows 8.
TextSnap marked as unsupported. It still works as
always, but a notice appear when turned on, explaining the lack of
2012.07.17 HyperSnap 7.17.00 released
When logging off or shutting down Windows, will save
unsaved images in temporary folder, restore them upon next start of
Increased radius for easier clicking on object resize
handles and other hot points.
Other small changes to improve stability and certify the
product for Windows 8 desktop.
2012.06.27 HyperSnap 7.16.03 released
2012.06.07 HyperSnap 7.16.02 released
2012.05.15 HyperSnap 7.16.01 released
2012.05.15 HyperSnap 7.16.00 released
Display pixel size of the blinking rectangle during
End region capture with 'C' key to copy color code
(crosshair stage) or size (outline rectangle stage)
Added an option for turning text smoothing off and on
again for text and callout items.
Changed the way Copy in HTML format works. Now if the
image was previously saved in GIF/JPEG/PNG format, (including Quick Save
upon new capture) and not modified, that file will be used in HTML code.
a temporary file will be generated as before, but this
time taking into account the format specification last used under
File/Save As... - if that format was GIF or JPEG or PNG. Else HyperSnap
auto-selects GIF or PNG.
Move or delete selection - clears to background color
but ignores transparency (alpha).
Make a freehand selection and finish it, cursor still in
freehand selection mode - Del and BS keys don't clear selected area.
2012.05.07 HyperSnap 7.15.01 released
Bug fix - pressing Delete key on the keyboard not only
deleted selected shapes, but also cleared the whole image to white (although
this could be reverted with Undo operation). Now it works correctly.
2012.05.03 HyperSnap 7.15.00 released
Changes and new features:
Dragging corners of pasted image by default now
preserves proportions of the image. Hold Shift for unrestricted scaling
of such images. Or hold Ctrl key while dragging corners of other object
to preserve their proportions.
Changed the way area selections work (both rectangular
and freehand selection). Making these selections with Ctrl key down,
selects only shapes. Without Ctrl pressed, the underlying image area is
selected and the shapes are drawn on top of this selection. The
selection object then floats above all other objects, so it's easier to
see, move, edit.
Double click the last added text item, while the cursor
is still in text mode, does not start text editing
Upon start of a text edit operation the window was still
showing the OK button as a default button, activated by pressing Enter
key, while in fact Enter produces new lines in the edited text.
Area select and move it - cannot select another area
close to it before first imprinting the previous one.
Freehand area selection - switch to other image and back
- transparency lost, no matter if moved or not.
Windows explorer thumbnails no longer worked on 64-bit
There should be a way to scale selection without moving
it first - there is now, right-click, choose
"convert selection to an
object" and then scale.
2012.04.21 HyperSnap 7.14.02 released
Marking stamps for auto-insert damaged stamp files
Auto-inserting stamps with "underlay" (emboss) style did
not work correctly
Inserting stamps with "underlay" (emboss) style did not
work correctly when target image had 32 bpp color
Turning off the "default button" style on edit stamp or
text box when editing the text (Enter key enters new lines in text then)
Zoom up above 400% and down twice permanently hid
objects drawn over the image. Now they are shown back if they were
visible before the zoom.
Rectangular selection, immediatelly after drawing it
first and releasing the mouse button, was scaled instead enlarged when
dragging its corners or mid-section handles. Now it willbe scaled only
if you move it _and_ click outside to de-select it, then select again.
2012.04.19 HyperSnap 7.14.01 released
Hang on region capture or crop functions under Win7 on
Marking stamps for auto-insert damaged stamp files
Auto-inserting stamps with "underlay" (emboss) style did
not work correctly
Inserting stamps with "underlay" (emboss) style did not
work correctly when target image had 32 bpp color
2012.04.18 HyperSnap 7.14.00 released
"W" key during region capture and similar
functions toggles cross-hair or selection box line width between 1, 3, 5
and 7 pixels - wider lines are sometimes needed for visually impared.
Images pasted on the current picture in HyperSnap 7
window, and stamps without text, are now scaled bigger/smaller if you
start dragging corners of them.
The rectangular area selection, after it's moved and
de-selected, then selected again, is now scaled when dragging its
corners, instead just enlarging the selection area.
Pasting images copied from another HyperSnap window on a
current image, would always paste at top left, instead of at selection
Drawing lines and other objects - if released left mouse
button while mouse was beyond HyperSnap drawing area, the object would
Right-click on thumbnails and choosing "Save
Selected" - "to a single file..." then cancelling - caused that only
TIFF and PDF formats were available under the regular File/Save As...
F1 key in region capture and similar functions to toggle
zoom/help was not working correctly (bringing up help window etc.)
When zoom mode was set to "Auto", clicking on the
magnifying glass in ribbon interface up right did nothing
When adding text, it was not possible to start dragging
text outline rectangle over an object drawn before, unless these object
were "imprinted" on the underlying image.
Copying an image with 8 bits per pixel color resolution
and pasting it back into HyperSnap 7 caused color reversal - blue to
Copying image with color resolution reduction to 8, 4 or
1 bits per pixel was incorrect.
Thumbnails were not always updated when adding, moving
2012.04.06 HyperSnap 7.13.05 released
Fixes to add shadow to bitmap function
Capture active window corrected to make rounded corners
etc. transparent, when opacity of default background color for captures
is set to 0.
2012.02.29 HyperSnap 7.13.04 released
Fix - copying a callout with text item crashed the
On some 64-bit systems text capture did not work for
64-bit processes (e.g. from Windows Explorer) due to missing DLLs. Now
HyperSnap 7 setup provides these DLLs and corrects the problem.
2012.02.27 HyperSnap 7.13.03 released
2012.02.22 HyperSnap 7.13.02 released
Text drawing mode modified - now leaves the new text
item just created "selected" with resizing handles visible and active.
If you move mouse over this item, you may move and resize it at once,
double-click to edit again etc. If you move mouse over image space empty
of other drawn object, the mouse cursor is still in new test creation
mode as before. Some users were confused and thought they can no longer
resize text items created, this should make it much easier.
Some small bug fixes - e.g. arrow head size was not
always shown correctly under certain zoom levels etc.
2012.02.16 HyperSnap 7.13.01 released
2012.02.15 HyperSnap 7.13.00 released
Upload to ImageShack.us added to "File" menu, and also
right-click on the thumbnails list offers a batch upload of all selected
images. The upload generates and copies links to images uploaded, that
can be easily used on the Web, e.g. in online forums and blog posts,
including short links for Twitter.
"Copy" function added to the right-click on thumbnail
Freehand area selection fixed to follow image zooming
and scrolling while the outline is still edited.
2012.01.28 HyperSnap 7.12.01 released
Fix - with some particular program configuration ver.
7.12.00 would crash on startup
Automatic update of Firefox add-on upon the first try to
capture image or text from it, if the version of add-on in HyperSnap
directory is newer than the one currently installed in Firefox.
2012.01.26 HyperSnap 7.12.00 released
Mid-edge handles for selection resizing.
Pressing F1 key now displays correct help HyperSnap main
window and dialog boxes.
Online help now synchronizes with the "Contents" tab.
Fixes to undo/redo not correctly remembering modified
state of the drawing.
Added icon selection to Options menu.
2012.01.12 HyperSnap 7.11.04 released
Updated Firefox add-on for compatibility with Firefox 9
Fix: HyperSnap 7 minimized to system tray and with menu
selected interface, would open with ribbon interface after 1st capture
2012.01.12 HyperSnap 7.11.03 released
2012.01.04 HyperSnap 7.11.02 released
Fix: capturing rounded rectangle or elliptical region
did not respect opacity setting under Capture Settings - Default
Change - the default image save format is now PNG
instead of .dhs (HyperSnap drawing format, which preserves shapes for
later editing, but is incompatible with other applications)
Fix - double click on an image icon would not open in
HyperSnap 7, if HyperSnap was registered to handle this format.
2011.12.10 HyperSnap 7.11.01 released
2011.12.04 HyperSnap 7.11.00 released
Fixed: HyperSnap 7.10 would crash on startup if the user
set the "number of recent files to show on File menu" to 0.
Fixed: changing image resolution did not mark an image
Added %clip% macro to print header/footer and to stamps
text macro expansions. Takes up to 256 characters of the text from
clipboard, if any found.
Added "Clear recent files list" option to "Startup and
tray icon" dialog box. Added "Options" button to the File panel of the
ribbon to access this box from there as well.
2011.12.01 HyperSnap 7.10.00 released
Right-click on a closed shape (only one must be
selected) offers now a "Convert to selection" option.
New option under File/Open to use color correction if a
color profile is found in a PNG, JPEG or TIFF file.
The list of most recently used files under "File" menu
is cleared automatically from files that no longer exist upon program
When setting zoom above 400%, drawing mode is
auto-switched to "draw directly on image", restored when lowering zoom
to what it was before.
Bug fix: File/Page Setup did not work correctly if text
window was opened and currently active inside HyperSnap (e.g. from
TextSnap command). It would crash when orientation changed to
Landscape or on other operations.
Bug fix: Color Resolution, click on 1 bpp did not work
on the first try. Also, selection was not modified by color resolution
changes, now hiding it.
2011.11.11 HyperSnap 7.09.00 released
Firefox addon made compatible with Firefox 8
Changed the way flood fill works - it now respects
current area selection, or if clicked on a shape - modifies the shape's
2011.11.08 HyperSnap 7.08.01 released
2011.11.03 HyperSnap 7.08.00 released
HyperSnap drawing files (.dhs) now show a preview
thumbnail in Windows Explorer
Printing multiple images from HyperSnap thumbnails bar
is improved, now respects the settings under File/Page Setup, draws
shapes, header and footer texts.
Fixed: search command from the ribbon's "File" tab would
sometimes crash the program.
Upon fresh install the default save-to directory will by
"My Pictures", not an obscure directory under "roaming"... something.
Other small fixes.
2011.10.18 HyperSnap 7.07.06 released
Fixed saving TIFF files in 8, 4 and 1 bits per pixel
color resolution (colors were incorrect or totally black.)
Shear, mosaic, emboss, sharpen/blurr and black & white
functions now remember values used previously and offer them as default
upon next use.
A few other small fixes.
2011.10.12 HyperSnap 7.07.05 released
2011.09.20 HyperSnap 7.07.04 released
2011.09.20 HyperSnap 7.07.03 released
Added keyboard access to ribbon commands, e.g. Alt+F - O
to open a file etc.
Selecting a rectangular area beyond the image made the
part of selection beyond image opaque, corrected it to be transparent
2011.09.16 HyperSnap 7.07.02 released
2011.09.13 HyperSnap 7.07.01 released
2011.09.06 HyperSnap 7.07 released
Many users had trouble finding the Highlight and Arc
functions, hidden under "More shapes" button on the Edit tab of the
ribbon and on the drawing toolbar. Moved them to the main part of the
tab and toolbar, removing "More shapes" button.
Rectangular and freehand area selection modes are
modified slightly, allowing you to resize the rectangle, move it etc.
without changing the mode to "View/select".
Other small bug fixes.
2011.08.20 HyperSnap 7.06.01 released
HyperSnap 7 Firefox plugin made compatible with Firefox
Selecting the color button on the optional drawing
toolbar, "pick from screen" function did not work, fixed.
The "auto-trim" function was not showing the selection
rectangle, where the trimming would occur, fixed.
In text window (after a scuccesful TextSnap capture)
Ctrl+A keys did not select all text, fixed.
Opening graphics files (e.g. PNG, JPEG) from Windows
Explorer - right click - Open with HyperSnap did not work correctly,
Other small fixes.
2011.08.12 HyperSnap 7.05.02 released
Bug fix: an issue was identified and fixed, where using
a hot key to capture screen while Print Preview was opened, could lead
to a confusing situation of the program or even a crash. The same issue
is now corrected in HyperSnap ver. 6.91.03.
2011.08.10 HyperSnap 7.05.01 released
- Rotating a selection smaller than the whole image did not work
- Rotating some images with 8 bits per pixel or less color resolution
unexpectantly changed colors of the image.
- For some images with color resolution 8 bpp or less, clicking color
buttons on the ribbon to select line or fill color had no effects, the
color was always black.
- Reversed the direction of zoom when turning mouse wheel and holding
Ctrl key, to be consistent with (illogical in my opinion) direction that
all other programs use.
2011.08.05 HyperSnap 7.05 released
- Easy one click software updates impelemented
- A number of smaller fixes to printing and selection code.
2011.08.03 HyperSnap 7.04 released
- Selection of image area (rectangular or freeshape) is now added to
undo-redo states, so e.g. if you select an area and accidentally click
outside, you may press Undo button to get it back.
- Most image processing functions (color processing and image effects
like mosaic etc.) now work correctly on freeshape selection.
- Some users were confused why tools like spray can, flood fill or
eraser were disabled by default. Now they are enabled and switch
automatically into "draw on image" mode. A message is displayed when
this switch happens, the user may disable the message after becoming
familiar with this feature.
- Edge effects like torn edges etc. are now also "shapes" and can be
moved, copied etc. like everything else.
- Corrections to printing code to correctly print torn edges and
similar effect, hopefully they also fix a problem with printing on some
HP laser printers.
- When pasting something at the top, bottom, left or right of the
image - or similar effects when capturing a region and adding in that
way - the added image is now a separate shape that can be moved and
manipulated in any way.
- Cut-out strip function sometimes did not work (did nothing), fixed.
- A number of other small fixes.
2011.07.29 HyperSnap 7.03.02 released
- When using "replace image in current window" for captures, all
shapes drawn for previous image were added to the new caputre as well,
and indavertantly saved on captured images, sometimes obscuring the
actual capture. Fixed now.
2011.07.29 HyperSnap 7.03.01 released
- Fixed crash when clicking "Customize Keyboard" button under Capture
or TextSnap menu/ribbon tab - "Hot Keys" button.
- Still small changes to the way rectangular selection works, now you
may adjust its size after first selecting it, it does not disappear when
you move selection, so you can adjust your movement etc.
- Image effects and color changes were not immediately showing when
changing a smaller area of an image, fixed.
2011.07.28 HyperSnap 7.03 released
- Many users were confused about how selection works in HyperSnap 7
(rectangular and free-shape selection), so changed that. Now these tools
are enabled all the time. If there are any un-selected shapes within the
selected area, the shapes are added to selection. If no new shapes are
added, instead an area of the underlying image is selected and can be
moved, scaled, rotated, or deleted to clear that area to the current
- Fixed some problems with reading/saving GIF files, including
saving/reading transparency and a program crash on some GIF images.
- Fixed a problem with program crashing when using the highlight tool
for a longer time.
- Fixed the program lock with area fill (bucket) tool use for some
- Many other smaller fixes.
2011.07.22 HyperSnap 7.02 released
- On popular demand changed the way drawing tools work. Now - as in
v.6, when you select e.g. drawing lines, HyperSnap will remain in
drawing lines mode until you change it (in 7.01 it went back to
selection mode). You may right-click to go back to selection mode at
- Corrected a problem with text drawing (new text appeared in left top
corner instead where drawn), also fixed the crash if text entered in
"draw directly on image" mode.
- Right-click on shape that is not selected, now selects it and shows
the properties menu. Previously did nothing, you had to left-click to
select the shape first.
- Added "Edit text..." item to the right-click-on-shape menu, if
clicked on text or callout shape.
2011.07.21 HyperSnap 7.01 released!
Finally! The big v.7 release. Too many new features to describe them
here, please see the features page.
Please note: version 7
upgrade is free for users who bought v.6 license on or after July 1,
2010. Otherwise there is a $19.50 upgrade fee.
2011.06.30 HyperSnap 6.91.02 released
2011.05.23 HyperSnap 6.91.01 released
Game capture updated to snap screens from CM Battle for Normandy and
other games using OpenGL graphics drivers.
2011.03.04 HyperSnap 6.90.04 released
Added an option to minimize HyperSnap window when Escape key is pressed.
Turn it on under "Options" menu, "Startup and Tray Icon"
2011.01.27 HyperSnap 6.90.03 released
Another small to game capture code - one of Lara Croft games under Steam
engine did not capture.
2011.01.25 HyperSnap 6.90.02 released
Small fix to game screen capture code to make it work with some games
running in Steam engine (e.g. Batterfield: Bad Company 2)
2011.01.18 HyperSnap 6.90.01 released
Updated game screen capture technology to snap full screen games running
with Direct3D v.9, v.10 and v.11. No admin rights necessary to capture
Small fix - TextSnap restores HyperSnap window to full screen, if before
text capture HyperSnap was in full screen mode.
2010.12.07 HyperSnap 6.83.02 released
Image/Shadow function would crash on certain images - fixed
Minor fix to capture window with auto-scroll function.
2010.11.02 HyperSnap 6.83.01 released
Additional option to Tabs page under View/Customize menu, allows you to
decide which tab is activated after you close a tab.
2010.09.23 HyperSnap 6.82.01 released
Custom colors defined by the user are now remembered
across program restarts.
When prompting to save a modified image before program exit, HyperSnap
now visually switches to the image in question.
Color correction dialog made to behave more logically and to remember
the "show changes immediately" setting.
2010.07.31 HyperSnap 6.81.05 released
A number of small bug fixes and improvements again:
- HTML clipboard format did not work in auto-copy mode.
- Colors were inverted in auto-copy mode when 256 color format was
selected for bitmap copy.
- Always captured RTF text format from 64-bit programs, even if only
plain text was required.
- Some WMF and EMF files read by HyperSnap were displayed with
- Program became unresponsive if a file name given on the command line
was not a graphics file.
- Improved display of 32-bit images used as stamps, when they use
partial transparency in alpha channel.
- Importing an image into a new stamp (without other information set)
automatically sets the total size of the stamp to the size of imported
2010.06.08 HyperSnap 6.81.04 released
- Fix for image resolution being set incorrectly after some specific
sequence of operations.
2010.05.17 HyperSnap 6.81.03 released
- A bug causing excessive use of memory ("memory leak") fixed
- Other minor fixes.
2010.05.06 HyperSnap 6.81.02 released
- A problem with pasting images at less than 32 bits per pixel corrected
2010.04.29 HyperSnap 6.81.01 released
- Displaying transparency from 32 bit images
- Fixes to incorrect shadow function and uncorrect screen
refresh in ver. 6.80
2010.04.06 HyperSnap 6.80.01 released
- "Region with Scrolling" function added to Capture menu, main toolbar and
- Autoscroll corrected for Opera 10.5, however may not work correctly
for non-default screen layouts - therefore a better way to capture pages
with auto-scrolling from Opera 10.5 is with "Region with Scrolling"
- Hot keys setup dialogs now check for duplicate key definitions and
refuse to accept duplicates.
- Optional new toolbar for Internet Explorer and FireFox web browsers
provides easy access to page capture function with or without scrolling.
2010.03.17 HyperSnap 6.70.03 released
- More corrections to Metafile reading code
- Extended Windows icon reading code to support Vista icons.
2010.03.03 HyperSnap 6.70.02 released
- Correction for old Windows MetaFile reading code.
- Fixed - did not come back to maximized window state after a capture,
if was maximized before.
2009.11.07 HyperSnap 6.70.01 released
- New "Save All" command added to File menu and the main toolbar.
- New "paste" commands added on Edit menu, to paste image to the
right, bottom, left or top of current selection or entire picture.
- TextSnap improved to capture text drawn with GDI+ API functions
(e.g. texts from graphs of SonrayTrader financial application now
- Fixed double-click on magnification control in the main toolbar -
now again toggles correctly between 100% and auto-fit.
2009.10.20 HyperSnap 6.62.02 released
- Changed the way Print Preview is presented, to prevent the program
entering unstable conditions, when the preview is not closed in one tab and
the user switches to another.
2009.10.15 HyperSnap 6.62.01 released
- Two new buttons added to the main toolbar (on top of HyperSnap window) -
to open an Explorer window on the current image folder, and to copy the
current image path and file name to clipboard.
- Registration of image file types to be opened by HyperSnap 6 updated
to work for Vista and Windows 7
- Better quality image scaling when displaying images at magnification
levels other than 100%.
2009.09.29 HyperSnap 6.61.06 released
- Fix to capture at least some Direct3D games on 64-bit versions of Vista
and Windows 7
- Corrected: automatic saving of screen captures (Quick Save) with
file number incrementing will _not_ skip over existing file number, if
the "Loop from to to stop number indefinitely" option is selected.
- Correction to auto-scroll capture to allow auto-scrolling of smaller
2009.08.17 HyperSnap 6.61.05 released
- Fixed: pasting a 32-bit image into HyperSnap and then saving a 32-bit
PNG image would result in incorrect transparency of the final PNG file.
- Pasting an image extending beyond the bounds of current picture in
HyperSnap will now enlarge the current picture if "no clipping" is selected.
- Automatic saving of screen captures (Quick Save) with file numbers
incrementing will now "skip" over existing files, instead of overwriting
- Yet another improvement in auto-scroll code, now compares the captures
before and after each scroll from two different places to improve
2009.08.06 HyperSnap 6.61.04 released
- Another improvement to auto-scroll
- Fix for printout header and footer not being printed or even remembered.
2009.07.28 HyperSnap 6.61.03 released
- Minor fix to "auto-scroll region" function only - bringing to top and
refreshing the target window to be scrolled sooner, seems to fix a few
places where auto-scroll region did not work correctly.
2009.06.25 HyperSnap 6.61.02 released
- Added "Apply Color Correction" command to "Toolbar Only" category (under
- Fixed a small problem with portable setup.
- Fixed: color pickup from 32 bit images picked up the color of one pixel
down from the clicked place.
2009.06.21 HyperSnap 6.61.01 released
- Color correction options can now be auto-applied to all new screen
captures, plus include also conversion to gray scale and inversion of black
- When the "replace image in the current window with the new capture"
option is selected on "View & Edit" tab of "Capture Settings", the names of
new captures are now incremented, e.g. Snap3, Snap4, Snap5 - instead of
keeping all the time the same name.
2009.06.13 HyperSnap 6.60.01 released
- Optional portable setup - install on a portable disk/USB key etc., take
your HyperSnap to any computer. All your settings are also preserved.
- Much faster startup time.
2009.05.14 HyperSnap 6.50.03 released
- More fixes for TextSnap compatibility with Internet Explorer 8.
2009.04.28 HyperSnap 6.50.02 released
- Two bugs in previous release fixed: saving 32-bit PNG files was
incorrect, 64-bit TextSnap component crashed on some machines.
2009.04.25 HyperSnap 6.50.01 released
- TextSnap feature made to work with Internet Explorer 8
- Fix for saving PNG files in 32 bits per pixel format, with transparency
- The "Blend Selection" slider on the drawing toolbar now also affects
drawing commands, making them draw in translucent mode, when set in between
the left and right position. For normal drawing, keep it at maximum right.
2009.02.24 HyperSnap 6.40.06 released
- Minor fix for PrintScreen key handling
2009.01.23 HyperSnap 6.40.05 released
- Corrected corruption of top toolbar, when a notification about new
version was showing up.
2009.01.22 HyperSnap 6.40.04 released
- Another correction to auto-scroll code... Sigh...
2009.01.20 HyperSnap 6.40.03 released
- Fixed - For Office 2007 skins, check-boxes and radio buttons were too
big, if Windows menu font was set larger than normal
- Fixed - Paste command and Paste As New Image always set transparency
- Made auto-scroll work with PowerPoint 2007 and Outlook 2007 message
- Corrected menu font height to be the same as ver. 6.31 and older, and
same as all other Windows programs.
2009.01.17 HyperSnap 6.40.02 released
Fixed - start minimized flashes the open window first.
The drawing toolbar can be again docked horizontally to the top or bottom of
2009.01.13 HyperSnap 6.40.01 released
Updated user interface with several "skins" to choose from
on the "Options" menu - "Application Look".
Image tabs may be configured to be positioned above or below
the image area, have different colors and properties. Right-click on a tab
displays a short menu to close or save an image and to customize the tabs.
Corrected auto-scroll to work with Google Chrome browser.
Added File/Save command to the menu (in addition to "Save
As..." that was always there)
Moved "Close All" command from Window to File menu.
Corrected a bug that caused sometimes HyperSnap to print
multiple copies of an image, when only one copy print was requested.
Automatic capture processing, such as converting to black &
white, substituting colors, adding a shade or frame, inserting stamps - will
turned off and you need to manually turn it on when you exit and restart
HyperSnap. If you do need to preserve these options at all times, add "-ra"
command line option to the shortcut you use to start HyperSnap (see online
help, "Command line usage" chapter).
2008.05.30 HyperSnap 6.31.01 released
Added "Full Screen Presentation Mode" and an option
to automatically enter it after each capture. In effect, when this option is
used combined with full screen capture, it looks like the screen was
"frozen" and you have a floating HyperSnap drawing toolbar to draw all over
the screen, highlight features, add text boxes etc. Useful e.g. when
presenting software operation.
2008.04.25 HyperSnap 6.30.02 released
2008.03.18 HyperSnap 6.30.01 released
A new method to capture video overlays added - enable it
under "Capture" menu, "Enable Video or Game Capture...". Once enabled,
regular HyperSnap screen capture functions capture also video images.
Text and stamps dialog boxes now remember the last used text
alignment option (such as centered or right justified text)
A small bug in print preview fixed.
2008.01.08 HyperSnap 6.21.04 released
2007.11.16 HyperSnap 6.21.03 released
2007.08.16 HyperSnap 6.21.02 released
2007.07.17 HyperSnap 6.21.01 released
Added an option to turn off Vista transparency during Window
and Active Window captures.
Fixed Print function - the "Print Range" would ignore the
"To:" setting and print all pages till the end, no matter what you entered.
Capture/Window function from Internet Explorer 7 will now
exclude the vertical scroll bar, if you click inside a document.
2007.06.28 HyperSnap 6.20.01 released
Line smoothing added to drawing options
Line styles such as dotted or dash style added
Capture Text From an Object Under Cursor command has now an
option to make it capture with auto-scrolling.
Various small improvements and bug fixes.
2007.02.09 HyperSnap 6.13.02 released
Tab-delimited text capture improved to account for empty
fields in some columns.
Better line spacing in TextSnap (sometimes 2 empty lines
were inserted instead of 1).
Corrected a problem with stamp list dialog box on Vista.
Corrected a memory leak in acquiring images from scanners or
other TWAIN devices.
2007.02.05 HyperSnap 6.13.01 released
Window capture on Vista under Aero-Glass interface modified
to capture the true shape of the window (e.g. rounded corners)
Capturing multiple images with tiling them on one image
(option on "View & Edit" tab of Capture Settings) modified, so that the
first capture, in absence of any other images inside HyperSnap window, works
as a normal capture, instead of appending the new capture to an empty new
Correction in JPEG reading code to read correctly certain
very rare images that were crashing HyperSnap.
2006.12.20 HyperSnap 6.12.02 released
A problem with File/Open function on Windows 98 corrected.
Extended Active Window capture did not work, corrected.
2006.12.13 HyperSnap 6.12.01 released
Auto-scroll updated to work with Office 2007 programs (Word
TextSnap updated to work with Vista RTM releases, including
64-bit version of Vista
File/Upload to FTP Server... function has a new option -
"Copy link text to clipboard...". When selected, you may define a text,
including macros like file name and path, image width and height etc., which
will be copied to clipboard upon successful FTP upload, ready for pasting
into HTML editors.
%compname% added to HyperSnap macros (for text and stamp
editing, and printing header and footer). If you enter %compname% into these
boxes, it will be expanded into the current computer name.
2006.10.09 HyperSnap 6.11.02 released
2006.09.27 HyperSnap 6.11.01 released
2006.08.16 HyperSnap 6.10.02 released
Added ability to change which keys should be pressed for an
automatic paste of captured images into other applications. Currently there
is no user interface for editing these keys, they may be only modified by a
registry entry. Contact Hyperionics support if you need this feature.
Corrected opening PNG files with 2 bits per pixel color
Corrected command line processing for -snap:window option -
if cancelled, used to display error message instead of quitting silently.
Corrected unnecessary text object or stamp duplication after
double-click - Cancel of text or stamp edit and trying to move the object.
2006.07.14 HyperSnap 6.10.01 released
New option added to "Copy & Print" tab of Capture Settings,
to minimize the application window, to which we are automatically pasting
captured images or text, after the capture was made and pasted.
Small correction, Edit/Paste as new image function pasted an
8 bit image copied from MS Word, now it will select automatically an image
with the best color resolution.
2006.06.22 HyperSnap 6.10.00 released
TextSnap™ enhancements and changes:
- Text capture functions were moved from Capture menu to a new TextSnap™
menu (just before Options)
- Two new TextSnap functions added: Text from a window with auto-scroll
and Text from a region with auto-scroll for capturing longer passages of
text that require vertical scrolling to capture all of it.
- New text capture mode added: Tab-delimited data capture (to paste into
spreadsheets) – find it on TextSnap™ tab of Capture Settings
- New TextSnap™ Settings item on TextSnap™ menu allows quick access to the
TextSnap™ tab of Capture Settings.
- The Quick Text Capture Mode settings are moved from TextSnap™ tab of
Capture Settings to the new TextSnap™ Hot Keys on TextSnap™ menu function.
- Fixed to make TextSnap™ work under MS Windows Vista Beta 2
- The generic “Configure Hot Keys” function from the Options menu was
split into two: Screen Capture Hot Keys now found on Capture menu, and
TextSnap™ Hot Keys on TextSnap™ menu.
- Image/Shadow function now has a new shadow direction setting, and a new
option to Auto-add this shadow to newly drawn shapes. This Auto-add… setting
may be also enabled from the top toolbar with one click on the “Toggle
object shadow” button. When enabled, any shape you draw will have a shadow.
- Arrow styles include now double-headed arrows.
2006.01.25 HyperSnap 6.03.01 released
New text capture command on Capture menu: "Text from an
Object under Cursor", together with optional delay for this function that
can be set up on TextSnap tab of Capture Settings. Permits capture of an
entire pull-down menu or other objects that quickly disappear when any key
or mouse button is pressed.
"Foreground Color" and "Background/Transparent Color"
buttons on the drawing toolbar, offer now an extra option on their pull-down
color palettes to keep selected color the same in all images opened in
Improvement to TextSnap to capture correctly .NET 2.0
Windows Forms and menus.
2006.01.10 HyperSnap 6.02.01 released
On Capture Settings, Capture tab, added the "Default
background color" and its transparency setting.
HyperSnap now tries to save all the options and settings to
the registry as soon as they are modified, to avoid problems with not saving
them upon system shut-down, when HyperSnap was never exited.
Added command line text capture tool, available upon request
at this time from Hyperionics.
2005.12.21 HyperSnap 6.01.02 released
2005.12.13 HyperSnap 6.01.01 released
2005.12.09 HyperSnap 6.01.00 released
New major release, adds TextSnap™ technology to capture
editable text from screen where normal copy/paste is not available, plus a
few other enhancements. Note: TextSnap™ is available only when running under
Windows 2000, XP or newer.
Region capture mode now shows cursor coordinates.
2005.10.24 HyperSnap-DX 5.63.03 released
2005.10.24 HyperSnap-DX 5.63.02 released
2005.09.22 HyperSnap-DX 5.63.01 released
2005.07.27 HyperSnap-DX 5.63.00 released
2005.06.15 HyperSnap-DX 5.62.06 released
2005.02.16 HyperSnap-DX 5.62.05 released
2005.02.10 HyperSnap-DX 5.62.04 released
2005.01.17 HyperSnap-DX 5.62.03 released
TIF CCITT Group 4 files were not read correctly, fixed.
Pasting over transparent background, also inserting text or
stamps did not work, fixed.
Quick Save and regular Save would not display error message
if trying to save to non-existing directory, fixed.
Minor inconsistency in drawing toolbar background fixed
(previously noticeable under some Windows color schemes only)
2005.01.07 HyperSnap-DX 5.62.02 released
Bug fix - resource leak fixed (excessive use of Windows GDI
objects) when drawing over transparent background color under zoom level
other than 100%.
Bug fix - small resource leak fixed in HyperSnap drawing
toolbar with selection lists popping down.
2004.12.01 HyperSnap-DX 5.62.01 released
TIFF files compressed with LZW algorithm can now be saved
and opened with HyperSnap-DX (note, if your copy of ver. 5.62.01 does not
support TIFF/LZW, re-load and re-install that or newer version from our web
New options for Multi-Region Capture added, allow tiling the
captured fragments horizontally or vertically, in addition to the default
option of preserving the original relative screen positions.
"Capture" tab of "Capture Settings" got split into a
separate "Region" tab to allow the above options affecting multi-region
Several small bugs and interface inconsistencies fixed.
2004.09.27 HyperSnap-DX 5.61.00 released
Image/Shadow function has now an extra selection of
shadow background color
File/Upload to ftp Server function allows you now to
name and save different "profiles" - that is information about particular
ftp servers you use, login names, optionally save passwords for them -
useful if you must upload often to different places.
Fix: when using Ctrl + mouse wheel to zoom, maximum zoom
level was 600%, now there is also 800%.
Fix: -onewin command line option did not work correctly when
HyperSnap-DX window was minimized.
Fix: upon "quick save" with file name prompting, pressing
Escape to abort save issued "Error saving file" message, now it will be
2004.08.11 HyperSnap-DX 5.60.03 released
Updated to capture correct cursor over command prompt
("MS-DOS") windows on Windows 2000, XP and higher.
Fixed a problem with transparency of some stamps when
auto-inserting them on screen captures
2004.07.23 HyperSnap-DX 5.60.02 released
2004.05.15 HyperSnap-DX 5.60.01 released
Small enhancement added, under "View/Customize" menu,
"Commands" tab in "Toolbar Only" category, added 2 new commands and buttons
that may be dragged to the main toolbar and used from there. They are
"Magnification 100%" and "Magnification Auto-fit" for one-click access to
100% zoom or auto-zoom view of an image.
2004.04.12 HyperSnap-DX 5.60.00 released
File/Page Setup dialog box has a new option: Fit width, to
print an image scaled to fill the entire available page width, while if
necessary spanning it down on several pages.
New functions: save configuration and read configuration,
added to "Options" menu.
A few small fixes.
2004.02.25 HyperSnap-DX 5.50.01 released
Corrected saving transparency to GIF files when the original
image was in color resolution higher than 8 bits per pixel
Fixed the problem with some games crashing when HyperSnap
with "special capture" enabled was running
Fixed a problem with third party software component causing
HyperSnap hang upon startup on a few machines.
2004.02.05 HyperSnap-DX 5.50.00 released
Supports reading and saving files in JPEG2000 format
"Save As..." dialog box has a new "Minimize..." option, to
automatically minimize HyperSnap window after saving
"Print Screen" key can now be assigned to any capture
function (under "Options/Configure Hot Keys..." menu)
Auto-scroll window code is again changed to capture more
windows with scrolling, and to work faster.
System tray icon menu has now a new "Activate Hot Keys" item
"Edit Text" - "Text" tab has a new option "Update text
immediately". Turning this option off allows correct text entry on Korean
2004.01.07 HyperSnap-DX 5.41.00 released
Uses new Windows XP style for dialog boxes, if run under
Windows XP or newer
File/Open and Save dialogs have now "places" bar on the left
Corrected problem with some settings not being saved if
Windows is shut-down without exiting HyperSnap.
2003.12.08 HyperSnap-DX 5.40.06 released
2003.11.24 HyperSnap-DX 5.40.05 released
2003.11.18 HyperSnap-DX 5.40.04 released
2003.11.12 HyperSnap-DX 5.40.02 released
2 bugs introduced in 5.40.00 fixed - sorry about that!
Opening JPEG images, you would see blue where red was supposed to be, and
auto-scroll would not work for Internet Explorer and many other windows...
2003.11.10 HyperSnap-DX 5.40.00 released
Auto-scroll window function modified to work for more
windows and web pages, although it may be now slower on older machines.
Image/Shadow function modified to add shadow diffusion
(softer shadows) and to follow non-rectangular shapes of images or stamps -
taking into account transparency.
Image masking color option added to stamps (on the new
"Options" tab of stamp editor).
HyperSnap now looks for stamps also in its installation
directory, and if any found, appends them to stamps menu on the drawing
toolbar. This way either HyperSnap setup program, or system administrator,
can install some "global" or "standard" stamps for all users on a machine or
Using the above 2 new features of stamps, this version
installs 4 "global" stamps that simulate "torn edges" on an image. For
example, adding bottom and right torn edge, and then a shadow you will get
2003.10.06 HyperSnap-DX 5.30.01 released
2003.09.23 HyperSnap-DX 5.30.00 released
New "Turn off font smoothing for capture" setting added to the
"Capture tab of "Capture Settings". If selected, tt will temporarily turn off
font smoothing (anti-aliasing or ClearType) feature for the capture, then
restore it to the original setting when the capture is finished. Capturing
screens without font smoothing is often required by print publishers.
New function "Capture mouse cursor only" added to the "Capture"
2003.08.01 HyperSnap-DX 5.20.00 released
Color tolerance setting added to "Substitute Colors" function
Windows/Close All menu item added
Stamp corrections for editing header and footer stamps - when
editing such stamp after insertion, it's height will grow or shrink to
accommodate all the text added.
"Capture Cursor" keyboard shortcut made system-wide hot key, if
defined under View/Customize/Keyboard
2003.06.19 HyperSnap-DX 5.11.02 released
2003.06.06 HyperSnap-DX 5.11.01 released
2003.05.07 HyperSnap-DX 5.11.00 released
Edit/Copy function now also places HTML format information in
Windows Clipboard - this is necessary for applications like Outlook Express that
can not paste bitmap DIB or DDB formats.
Additional delay field added to "Extended Window Capture" dialog
box, to let some slow windows redraw themselves before they are captured after
Stamp and text edit boxes now show correct background in the
text editing field, instead of using always white background - which made it
impossible to see the text if you set white font color.
Added 2 undocumented (for now features) to capture mouse pointer
only, and the special region capture with auto-scroll which can capture with
auto-scrolling the contents of some non-standard windows. The use of these
features will be described soon on HyperSnap FAQ page.
2003.04.24 HyperSnap-DX 5.10.02 released
Fix for crashes or hangs on some systems
Better eraser tool, now "eraser" cursor shows the exact size and
color of the are to be erased.
Fix for automatic processing of different captured images only
(e.g. "quick save" only if new capture is different than previous)
Fix for double file name incrementing when both "quick save" and
"Use the naming for new captures even if not auto-saving" were enabled on "Quick
Save" tab of "Capture Settings"
2003.04.16 HyperSnap-DX 5.10.01 released
Bug fix - if you clicked outside of HyperSnap-DX 5 window (e.g.
on another program or empty desktop) - it would still have the "active window"
Bug fix - if your Windows task bar was on top or left side of
your screen, upon each startup HyperSnap-DX 5 window would move up or left.
2003.04.09 HyperSnap-DX 5.10.00 released
New functions under Image menu: Cut-out Strip/Horizontal or
Vertical allow to cut-out a strip from the middle of an image and join remaining
parts. This could be used for example to easily remove an ad banner from a
captured web page.
New function under Color menu: "Color Correction" combines
Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation and Gamma corrections in one step.
"Quick Save" now permits specifying increment step, instead of
always incrementing the file name counter by 1.
New options on "Quick Save" permit the naming scheme with file
name incrementing to be used also for naming captured images (tabs in
HyperSnap-DX window) even when not auto-saving to files. Previously new captures
were always named Snap1, Snap2 etc.
The graphics file format and options of files saved with "Quick
Save" and through File/Save As menu is now the same. Previously they used to
have different formats and settings remembered, which led to some confusion.
2003.03.06 HyperSnap-DX 5.04.02 released
2003.02.20 HyperSnap-DX 5.04.00 released
2003.01.17 HyperSnap-DX 5.03.00 released
The settings on "View & Edit" tab of "Capture Settings" are now
respected also for acquiring/scanning images from TWAIN devices.
Passive mode (PASV) added to FTP dialog box
Setting the default resolution for GIF files upon opening them
Saving last font used in text and stamp functions and restoring
it when the program starts next.
Fix in the installer, previously would make shortcuts in Startup
folder on upgrade if the user selected automatic Startup in previous version
2002.12.17 HyperSnap-DX 5.02.00 released
When exiting HyperSnap-DX 5 and having some files modified, you
now have an extra button with "Save None" choice for one-click exit without
saving any work.
File/Open dialog box has now a spin control (up/down arrows)
next to "Page Number to Open" field.
2002.12.04 HyperSnap-DX 5.01.01 released
A number of small bug fixes to the original ver. 5.01.00
release. Also, a new installer makes download file almost 30% smaller (2 MB now,
2002.11.04 HyperSnap-DX 5.01.00 released
Major new release with a lot of new features!
Multi-document tabbed user interface, lets you snap and open as
many images at once in one HyperSnap-DX frame window, and easily switch between
them with tabs at the bottom of the frame window.
New free-hand capture method, to draw any outline on the screen
and capture only what's inside.
Save (upload) to FTP server feature, working also with automatic
New powerful "Stamps" feature, accessible from "Image" menu and
drawing toolbar, allows you to define "stamps" that contain graphics, text or
both. Text may contain macros that expand to current date, time, file name etc.
at the time of stamp usage. Stamps may be inserted directly on an image, or
appended at top or bottom as a header or footer.
An option to automatically stamp - or add header, footer to -
all captured images with pre-defined stamps.
New "Add drop shadow" and "Add frame" functions on "Image" menu,
with an option to auto-add a shadow or frame to all captures.
New "Blend Selection" slider, allows you to blend a pasted or
selected image fragment with underlying bitmap at any opacity level from 0 to
Text adding is more powerful now, allowing to mix fonts, colors
and styles of text within a single "add text" box. Also you may edit the text
after inserting it by double clicking the text, as long as you did not change
the underlying bitmap in any other way yet.
New "Tools" menu where you may add commands to start other
programs or open other documents from within HS-DX interface.
New help in HTML Help format and more "helpful" popup messages
after clicking on a user interface item with "What Is?" help cursor.
Many more small improvements.
2002.08.20 HyperSnap-DX 4.52.01 released
Text tool box has an extra color button, to select font colors
that are not present in the standard Windows font dialog.
"Capture Settings/Copy & Print" has another option to make
HyperSnap prompt for printer when automatically printing each capture, instead
of using always the default printer .
2002.06.20 HyperSnap-DX 4.51.01 released
When a smaller area of the bitmap is now selected, a separate
transparency color can be set for it. This makes easier moving irregular
fragments of the image by making the background color behind them transparent.
Transparency information is now preserved when copying and
pasting images between HyperSnap-DX windows, or using drag and drop to move
fragments of images between them
Some PNG files would not read correctly, fixed.
Automatic print of images, if set, will be now also executed on
Fixed a problem with auto-numbering files with "Quick Save"
enabled and prompting for the file name. Cancelling such prompted save would
decrease the auto-number counter, and with the next save a file already existing
could be overwritten.
2002.06.03 HyperSnap-DX 4.50.03 released
2002.05.13 HyperSnap-DX 4.50.02 released
2002.05.01 HyperSnap-DX 4.50.01 released
New function Color/Substitute Colors, allows you to define
custom color lists to be replaced on an image, like "replace all green pixels
with red" etc. You may apply these color substitutions automatically to all
screen captures, if you want.
New option for specifying where and how to add the number file
names for automatic saving (Quick Save) with incrementing file name. You may now
insert a C language like formatting field into the file name, e.g. %d, %o, %x,
%X, %05d etc. to precisely tell where the number should go, if it should be
decimal, octal or hexadecimal, how wide the number field should be and so on. Of
course, the old instructions for inserting this number still work, this is for
advanced users only.
New command line option: -invertbw inverts black and white
colors on the initial image in HyperSnap-DX window, no matter if it's opened
from a file specified on a command line, or snapped with -snap option.
2002.04.05 HyperSnap-DX 4.40.01 released
Non-rectangular window capture (e.g. rounded corners of WinXP
windows, or arbitrary shape windows, like Media Player in "skin mode").
PNG files now support transparency and interlace attribute.
Saving ICO files now correctly sets transparency mask according
to transparency color selected.
Color reduction from true colors to palette, now provides less
GIF files can now be saved in any of 1, 2, 3, ... 8 bits per
pixel, resulting often in smaller file sizes.
Plus a number of smaller fixes.
2002.03.04 HyperSnap-DX 4.31.01 released
New option "Do automatic paste, print or save ONLY if a new
capture is different from the previous one". This allows you e.g. to set a
frequent timed auto-capture of a screen that changes rarely. HyperSnap-DX will
only save the captures if it detects a difference.
New option "Hide HyperSnap-DX window before capture", by default
turned on. Turn it off if you want to capture HyperSnap-DX window itself.
The "background color" button removed, as it was a duplicate of
the same button on the drawing toolbar.
2002.02.13 HyperSnap-DX 4.30.01 released
- Button capture function under "Capture" menu. Useful particularly for
professional technical writers who need to snap and document dozens of buttons
in software documentation process.
- More options on "View & Edit" tab of "Capture Settings", to let you
automatically paste new captured images on current image, while preserving
relative capture position on the screen, or automatic tiling of images.
- New File/Acquire Multiple Images function added to get multiple images in
one session from a scanner, digital camera or other TWAIN device
- File/Acquire and Acquire Multiple Images now processes images in the same
way as screen capture, allowing you to automatically save, print, copy and
paste (with optional tiling) etc. of scanned images.
- New function under "Options" menu - "Image Position and Background" - you
may now select the color and optional hatch of HyperSnap-DX window background,
and choose if the image should be positioned in top left corner (as in older
versions) or centered within the window.
- New "Office XP" style toggle option added to "Options" menu. Allows you to
switch between Office XP like style of menus and toolbars, and the older
classic style, to your liking.
- Zoom box in the toolbar has now more % choices.
- Fixed a problem on multiple monitor setups, where some tool popup windows
(e.g. color palette) would come up on primary monitor, even if HS-DX window
was on another monitor.
- Fixed a problem on Windows XP, where HS-DX window would sometimes not come
up to front after a capture - or if it came to front, other windows were
locked and would not come to front until you clicked e.g. Start menu.
- Fix for "Quick Save" problem - in previous versions, if "quick save" saved
your image, then you edited that image and tried to use regular save, it might
propose another directory, and possibly another file format.
2001.12.14 HyperSnap-DX 4.22.00 released
HyperSnap-DX has now "OfficeXP style" menus, white instead of
gray, and showing initially only the most important or recently used menu items,
expanding upon a click on a double v mark at the bottom. This may be turned off
under "View/Customize" menu on "Options" tab.
Improved DVD/video overlay capture, now supports also NV12, NV21
(Nvidia cards) and IMC1-4 (Intel) pixel formats.
Fix for game capture - previously would sometimes snap double
pictures from some games, when "special capture" hot key was pressed.
Fixed Edit/Cut function not working in ver. 4.21, and the + key
not toggling cursor visibility in Crop or Region Capture functions.
2001.12.02 HyperSnap-DX 4.21.00 released
Drawing, area selection and cropping operations will now scroll
the image, if it's too big to fit into HS-DX window, and you go out with the
mouse cursor with mouse button pressed.
2001.10.16 HyperSnap-DX 4.20.00 released
HyperSnap-DX 4 is now certified for Microsoft "Designed for Windows" logo!
NEW features in this release include:
- Extended Window Capture - new capture technology, to resize windows much
bigger than the screen and capture them that way (works only on Windows XP).
- "Sharpen or Soften..." function added to Image menu.
- "Capture Settings" - "Crop & Scale" tab - added a button to "Set to
current selection rectangle" also to the "Scale Image" part.
- Added "Set to current selection rectangle" button also to "Image/Scale"
- New Rotate 90 degree (left and right) buttons added
- New ability to turn on and off the images displayed next to each menu
item. We received complaints from some of our users who felt that the menus
were 'cluttered'. Now, by default, we enable only a few of the images. To turn
them on and off individually, select "View/Customize", then open any menu
(it's now in special "customize" mode), right click on a menu item and select
either "Text" or "Image and Text" according to your liking. The settings will
be remembered when you exit and start again the program.
NEW fixes in this release include:
- Fixed - HyperSnap-DX v4 sometimes would not remember toolbar positions
correctly, if you moved the drawing toolbar to be on top, instead of its
default location at the left margin.
- Fixed - Image/Crop function would leave a vertical line over the drawing,
if selected from the menu (not keyboard shortcut Ctrl+R). That line would
disappear after finishing the crop, but could be disturbing during the
- Fixed - Image/Crop function should disable menus and all toolbars when
executed, and only re-enable them when crop was finished or cancelled. In ver.
4.11 and 4.12 it did not disable menus or extra toolbars created by
tearing off menus.
2001.10.01 HyperSnap-DX 4.12.01 released
Updated to auto-scroll Netscape 6 windows.
Fixed: arrow and other keys would not work in capture modes to
select region etc., if HS-DX 4 window was minimized before starting the capture.
Fixed: voice commands could not be toggled on if running under
2001.08.30 HyperSnap-DX 4.11.02 released
Minor changes only:
Added "authenticode" certificate to our setup file
Slightly modified to better handle future upgrades and not loose
all menu customizations
Small fix for switching language versions without manually
resetting the menu,
Saving toolbar visibility and docking state even if Windows is
shut-down without exiting HS-DX.
2001.08.23 HyperSnap-DX 4.11.01 released
Added keyboard and menu customization to View/Customize. Any
menu command may now be assigned any keyboard shortcut, menus can be
re-arranged, hidden, text on them changed.
You can also tear off any menu by grabbing a grey bar on top of
it and moving your mouse away - this will create an instant toolbar from that
2001.08.07 HyperSnap-DX 4.10.02 released
A few small bugs fixed:
HS-DX 4.10 would not start minimized, if both "start minimized"
and "tray icon" were selected under "Options\Startup" menu.
After Rotate and Shear operations, sometimes the scroll bars
would not be correct, unless window resized.
Quick Copy operation would not respect "Edit/Copy Format"
Some small corrections to the help files.
2001.07.31 HyperSnap-DX 4.10.01 released
Many new features implemented:
- New Options/Register File Types function on the menu - to register or unregister HS-DX as a default
viewer for different graphics files.
- The "top" toolbar in HS-DX can now be customized, any function from the menu can be placed or removed
there, use View/Customize menu to do this. Some of the menu items
don't have button images, but they can still be placed on the toolbar as
"text" buttons. We will add more images with time.
- The "top" toolbar can now be un-docked and dragged anywhere, or docked to any side of HS-DX window.
- New keyboard interface to control mouse movement with 1 pixel precision in
any drawing, selection or pasting mode. Use arrow keys to move mouse cursor
by 1 pixel, press Enter key to simulate left mouse button down (for holding
in drawing, dragging operations), press Enter again for "mouse button
up" (finish drawing or dragging). This feature can be enabled or
disabled under "Options" menu.
- After selecting a fragment of an image and starting dragging it,
HyperSnap-DX uses now an OLE drag and drop feature of Windows. This means
that you can move and drop the selected fragment of the image into another
HyperSnap-DX window, or on other windows that accept OLE bitmap data, for
example on MS Word documents. When the whole image is selected, drag and
drop may be started by pressing Shift key plus left mouse button (for
"move" operation) or Ctrl key plus left mouse button (for
- In "Region Capture" mode (first stage, when the very first
corner is selected), HS-DX now also displays the RGB color code of the pixel
selected by mouse cursor. This can be toggled between decimal and hex
display, or no display at all, by pressing the C key on the keyboard.
- Use mouse wheel for vertical scrolling of an image in HS-DX window, or
hold Ctrl key on the keyboard, plus use mouse wheel for zoom in/out.
- Voice command interface (VCI) for the most commonly accessed capture
functions. Please read more about the components needed for VCI
- Fixed Region, Multi-Region, Window capture - will now also capture semi-transparent or irregular shape
windows, like "Office Assistant" in MS Office. Previously you could only capture them with full screen capture
method, and then crop.
- The Setup program now offers a choice on the first screen to install either for the current user only,
or for All Users (under NT, Win2000 or WinXP).
2001.06.23 HyperSnap-DX 4.03.01 released
2001.06.19 HyperSnap-DX 4.03.00 released
Implemented a "Copy Format" function under Edit
menu, to select the format of the bitmap that should be placed in Windows
clipboard upon "Copy" operation, and optionally minimize HS-DX
window upon copy.
Improved "Capture Cursor" option - now if capture
is started with a hot key, the cursor image is "burned" into the
desktop and captured in one step, instead of using 2 step process (involving
"repeat last capture" hot key) as before.
Fixed auto-scroll to work with certain MS Access forms.
2001.05.23 HyperSnap-DX 4.02.02 released
Another memory leak fixed, this time in "special capture" code (capture games, video).
Fixed HS-DX 4 taking a lot of processor time and heating the CPU
on laptops in "region" and "window" selection for capture.
2001.05.16 HyperSnap-DX 4.02.01 released
Fixed a memory leak in image saving code.
License keys have now more flexible format, allowing for white space in the middle when entering them.
2001.04.18 HyperSnap-DX 4.02.00 released
New game capture code to snap games that use DirectInput
technology in "exclusive mode" - these games could not be captured
Examples of such games:
Modify the capture code to always capture 24 bits per pixel
bitmap, if the screen was in 16 bpp "high color" mode. Due to some
limitations in Windows bitmap format, this provides both better color
fidelity, and better compatibility with older programs that import
Fixed - HS-DX 4 would sometimes appear to hang if you were
trying to capture a window with auto-scroll, and auto-scrolling of this
window was not possible.
Fixed - "invert blue and white" for 256 color
bitmaps did not work correctly, for example - copy and paste it to MS-Word,
the image was still without the inversion.
Plugged a small GDI resource leak in Region and Multi-Region
2001.03.15 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.11 released - Back to the top
Two bugs found and fixed:
Copy to clipboard, if the image was using palettes, would
result in incorrect color when pasted to other applications, that prefer to
paste DIB format.
Saving to TIFF files with PACKBIT compression would result
in incorrect files.
2001.03.08 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.10 released
Fixed - "best fit" option for printing would not
work, if printing without opening Page Setup.
Fixed - image resolution value would be ignored in copy
Fixed - automatic paste to MS Word 2000 would not work, at
least under Windows 2000.
Modified the way file names are incremented (numbers added
to them) in Quick Save. Previously the first group of digits in the file
name would be incremented, so you would get names like 01-01, 02-01, 03-01
etc. Now the names will be 01-01, 01-02, 01-03 etc. There will be no change
if only one group of digits is in the file name, or no digits at all.
Fixed the issue of HyperSnap-DX taking away window focus
when started hidden or with -snap command line option (previously -snap:awin
would not work correctly).
Added -exit command to make HyperSnap exit after some
operations requested from the command line. Fixed "Quick Save"
operation to also work for -snap command line options, including file name
2001.01.16 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.09 released - Back to the top
Fixes to timed capture, not to display errors when "continue on error" option is selected.
Fixed not to display unnecessary "could not register hot keys" message upon startup in some
Fixed -dumpopts command line option, previously would not save Page Setup and printer options.
2001.01.05 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.08 released
Some more small fixes to timed "quick save" when used
with "special capture" function (games and DVD) - previously it would
behave strange in this scenario, trying to snap both the game/DVD image, and
Windows desktop at the same time. Fixed.
2001.01.04 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.07 released
Fixed timed auto-capture - previously would not execute "Quick Crop and Scale" operations except
for the very first capture.
2000.12.20 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.06 released
I'm very, very sorry about it - releasing ver. 4.01.05 yesterday,
I made an error in the license checking code. The result was that no license
could be entered into HyperSnap-DX 4 - the program would crash itself. Ver.
4.01.06 fixes this error. Again, my sincere apologies! - Greg Kochaniak.
2000.12.20 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.05 released - Back to the top
HyperSnap-DX will now remember the size of a "new" image, which you set with "Resize" button on the
Added saving and restoring of pen width and color, and eraser width upon exit/restart of the program.
Added -ra command line parameter, to restore "advanced" options when the program is restarted.
These "advanced" options currently include "Capture Settings" - "Crop & Scale" enable mode, and "View
& Edit" selection. Normally restoring these options in other than their default state could confuse
beginner users of HyperSnap-DX, so we use this command line argument to prevent this confusion.
2000.12.11 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.04 released
Fixed - saving 8 bpp images (e.g. GIF) would again give blue tint to
Fixed - right mouse click during capture would not work on Windows NT 4.
Fixed - the delay time for capture was not saved when HS-DX 4 was exited and restarted.
2000.12.04 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.03 released
Fixed - "Pan Last Region" would increase the size by one pixel each time it was invoked.
Fixed - scale image, then edit/copy - uses incorrect selection rectangle (should copy entire image, copied
the size of previous selection).
Fixed auto-scroll in 32 bit color mode, which would not work on some machines.
Fixed - now will not restore HS-DX window after a cancelled capture.
Fixed a crash on some old ATI graphics card in Region capture or Crop, when zoom area was displayed.
Fixed - if using quick save with quick print, and printing the file name with %file% or %path% macro,
the previous file name would be printed.
Fixed wrong text (FileBX license) on the "License" dialog box.
2000.11.21 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.02 released - Back to the top
More small corrections:
The "Change" button under "Quick Save" tab of "Capture Settings" would sometimes become
Command lines parameter correction:
would save a GIF file named "snap.bmp", now it will correctly change extension to make
The -open:filename command line parameter may be now also spelled:
which seems to be more logical.
2000.11.18 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.01 released
Several small corrections to the initial 4.01.00 release:
Fixed a difficulty in license entry, and an occasional crash
Fixed a crash when trying to change "stop timed capture" hot key.
Fixed Multi-Region capture, would not align correctly the regions, if one of them extended
beyond the desktop.
2000.11.16 HyperSnap-DX 4.01.00 released - Back to the top
This is the initial release of version 4. New features in this
version, as compared with rel. 3:
- Integrated bitmap editor with multi-level undo/redo, to add changes,
comments, annotations to your images
- Region Capture - you can capture not only rectangular regions, but also can select
"rounded rectangle" (with 3 different round sizes, small, medium and large), and
ellipse/circle. Just press S key on the keyboard to toggle the shape, or right-click
the mouse to select it from the menu.
- New capture function: "Multi-Region Capture" - you can select either multiple
windows (like in Window capture mode) or draw regions (like in Region capture mode)
and move/pan them. After selecting several regions, press Enter key on the keyboard or
right-click mouse and select "Finish Capture". The space in between selected
regions will be filled with solid color that you select under "Capture Settings" menu,
white by default. This works great e.g. to capture cascading menus - simply open as
many menu levels as you need, press Ctrl+Shift+M to activate Multi-Region capture, and click on each menu to select
it, then finish the capture. Much easier than before...
- New "Quick Paste" feature. Under "Capture/Capture Setting"
menu, select "Copy & Print" tab, and enable "Copy each capture to clipboard" (like "Quick Copy" in
the old HS-DX). Start another program, where you would like to paste your pictures,
e.g. MS Word document. Enable also "Paste each capture to:" box, and select your
window from the drop down list (you will see it's title text there). You may also enable
"Minimize this window before the capture" if you want. Click OK, minimize HyperSnap-DX
window to the task bar. Now in your MS Word (or other selected) window, click where you
would like a picture, and start HS-DX capture, e.g. by pressing hot key combination like Ctrl+Shift+R. When you
finish the capture, MS Word window will come to front and the picture will automatically
- Images can now be displayed at any zoom level, not only 100% (original
size) as in ver. 3.
- Capture functions - a menu will now pop-up when you press right mouse button during
Region or Windows capture, offering "Abort", "Finish Capture" and several special
options, e.g. change of mode.
- Print Preview on File menu.
- Printing of large bitmaps will span multiple pages if necessary, not only downwards, but also across.
- By default, HS-DX makes now a "camera shutter" sound when making a capture. You
can disable this under "Capture Settings..." if you don't like it.
- New function - "File/Set as Wallpaper..."
- Many more image processing and color conversion functions under
"Image" menu: Shear, Auto Trim, Mosaic, Emboss
- More color processing functions under "Color" menu: Brightness,
Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Count Unique Colors...
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