User Interface

The Snap Video Pro user interface is highly intuitive and easy to use.

The menus are explained below:


Use this menu to quickly open or save an image or snapshot (the first two options).

The next five options (Desktop, Active Window, Fixed Region, Area and Object)
actually define the way your capture occurs. You can click any of these options to
highlight it. Based on the configured option here, Snap Video Pro does your capture
and saves it.

The Hotkey Is Active option specifies whether Snap Video Pro reacts when the user
presses the capture hotkey (which is Alt+F12 by default).

Use the Show Last Capture command to show the last performed capture. This way
you can quickly restore your previous capture, without having to complete it

The Properties command opens the Input Properties window which is discussed in
the next topic.


Use the Output menu to specify where you would like Snap Video Pro to save your
snapshot. The default option is File, meaning each capture is saved to an image file.

The second option, Printer, tells SnapVideoPro to send the snapshot to the printer,
directly. This means that each time you take a snapshot, it will be immediatly

The Clipboard option, when selected, places the image on the clipboard. The Catalog
option saves the image automatically to the catalog folder you define in the
Output Properties window .

The Preview Window option can be enabled or disabled, permitting the user to
enable or disable the preview window before taking a snapshot. Disabling the
preview window makes Snap Video Pro immediatly acquire the snapshot, without
further user confirmation.

Use the Properties command to access the Output Properties window .


This menu contains three options. The first opens the integrated slideshow builder.

The second opens the Program Preferences dialog box , while the third saves all the
settings as they are now (input and output options, as well as program preferences).

These settings will be automatically loaded and applied the next time
Snap Video Pro starts.


This menu allows a quick access to some of the program’s advanced features, such
as inserting text on an image or editing an image by hand.

You can also use this menu to undo the last operation performed or resize the
snapshot. Choosing the Resize option will open the Resize dialog box, from where
you can select how the image should be resized.


This menu provides access to the advanced features of Snap Video Pro.

Using this menu, you will be able to quickly access a list of professional graphics
filters that you can apply to your captured image. The are numerous effects
available that will certainly improve your image retouching experience. Each effect is
very easy to use: once you choose it, a window appears with the ability to customize
that effect’s options. In our example, it is the Add Color Noise effect. Notice the
scrollbar is set to 64%, meaning this effect should be applied to 64% of the image’s

A quick preview is available in the small window. Once you are satisfied with the
effect obtained, click the Apply button to apply the effect to the image. You may also
click Cancel and this will not apply the effect.


If you discover you have applied an effect the wrong way (or you applied the wrong
effect), you may always undo the last operation performed using the Image -> Undo
Last Operation command.


This window provides access to all the open child windows of Snap Video Pro. You
will be able to tile the window horizontally or vertically, cascade them, arrange them
all or minimize them all. You may also close the current window or all of them at

To switch between available snapshots, simply click on the window number (if
visible) and that window will be brought in view.


This menu allows you to access the program’s help contents (opens this help
manual), or to quickly find information about the program (how to quickly capture a
window). You may also find program version and copyright information by pressing
the About menu item.