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How to Screen Capture Using SnapZ Pro

Created by: Adrienne Dominguez ‘10 [Updated 2014-07-07]

1. The Screen Tool: to capture the entire screen

The Screen tool is used to capture an image of the entire screen. Open SnapZ Pro from the Dock or Applications folder. In the SnapZ window select the "Screen" button. The Screen tool can also be selected by pressing the [1] key.


In the Screen Setting window you can select:
a. The format of the screen capture (.png, jpg, psd--the last of these will open directly into Adobe Photoshop as an editable document file), as well as
b. The scale of the image
c. Whether or not you want the cursor to be visible.
d. Inclusion of a watermark (and its opacity; the size you'll have to set independently for the document you choose to be the watermark)
e. Creation of a Thumbnail image of the screen capture (and its size), the thumbnail will be created as an additional document


The Screen tool palette can be reduced in size by clicking (toggling) the disclosure triangle next to the Preview button.

To capture the image: press the Return key or double-click anywhere on the screen.

The Screen tool is used to capture an image of the entire screen.

The Screen tool is used to capture an image of the entire screen. Start SnapZ Pro using “hot keys” -- Command Shift 3, and select the Screen Button. The Screen tool can also be selected by pressing the [1] key.

 

2. When the Screen tool has been chosen, the primary monitor will be highlighted.

To capture the screen of any secondary monitor, click inside it. To capture two monitors, shift click inside the second.
The Screen tool palette can be reduced in size by clicking the disclosure triangle next to the Preview button.

The options for saving the image in the Screen tool palette appear in the palettes of all of the static image tools.

The options for saving the image in the Screen tool palette appear in the palettes of all of the static image tools. Once the image options have been set, either press the Return key or double-click anywhere on the screen to capture the image.

 

 

3. The Selection or Object Tool: to capture part of a screen

Selection Tool:
a. In the SnapZ Pro window, click: "Selection." The Image Settings pop-up window has the "Screen Settings" plus the "Selection Style" for customizing the selection size.
b. Or you can use the manual tag cursor which will track the aspect ration and the hex color code.

Object Tool:
a. This tool will highlight whatever large object on your screen was last made active by your cursor.
b. You can adjust the capture area by dragging the arrow lines bounding the image (the Selection Tool is a better choice for any adjustments.)