Ashampoo Snap 6 provides everything you need to capture information, apply annotations and effects to illustrate your point and publish the results.Capture
Ashampoo Snap 6 provides multiple capture modes to cover all possible eventualities. Besides optional keyboard shortcuts to trigger the different modes, there is no fiddling with your keyboard required as most modes simply involve mouse positioning and clicking to begin/end the capturing process.
|Fixed Size Region||
Select any application window, including scrolling windows, and have Ashampoo Snap 6 capture their entire contents to image files. You may also capture your entire desktop or application menus.
Additionally, Ashampoo Snap 6 provides presets for common window sizes.
|Free Size Region||Either use a freely resizable rectangle shape or draw your own shape to capture any region of your screen.|
Some scenarios require interval capturing, e.g. to record a step-by-step process for a tutorial project. In this mode, Ashampoo Snap 6 either creates a single screenshot after a definable time period (10 to 30 seconds) or several at a customizable interval from “Every 5th Second” to “Every Hour”.
This mode works with the desktop, application windows or a freely resizable rectangle area.
Although Ashampoo Snap 6 already provides timer-based capturing at fixed intervals, some cases require higher framerates only possible through video capturing. In Ashampoo Snap 6, video and audio codec settings are customizable including framerate, format and bitrate. Sound recording is supported through any available Windows recording device.
Additionally, Ashampoo Snap 6 provides settings to allow for mouse cursor effects such as glowing on mouse clicks as well as video post processing including effects such as Sepia and automatic resizing.
Recording is either done on the fly for faster machines or with disk caching for slower machines.
This mode works with the desktop, application windows, freely resizable and fixed-size rectangle areas as well as any available webcam.
Once your screenshot(s) have been created it is time to start editing. You don’t need extra image editing software, Ashampoo Snap 6 supports you with a range of built-in functions to annotate, illustrate and process your screenshots to help you communicate your thoughts and ideas.
|Scroll (Pan)||Drag the canvas or use hover controls at the bottom right corner to navigate around your snapshots.|
|Undo / Redo||Reverse/Restore any changes with ease.|
|Zoom||Zoom In/Out or revert to the default zoom level.|
|Thumbnail Browser||Gain quick access to your previous snapshots and browse them comfortably through Ashampoo Snap 6’s built-in thumbnail browser.|
All functions support different combinations of styling and alignment settings. The following attributes are supported:
|Font Style||Bold, Italic, Underline, Reflection + Effects (Single/Double/Gradient Outline, Glow) + Shadow|
|Alignment||Left, Center, Right|
|Color||Border Color and Fill Color|
Style: Solid, Dash, Dot, Dash Dot, Dash Dot Dot
Corner (Rounded edges radius): 0-200
|Opacity||0-255 via slider control|
Add text and structure to your captures to provide extra information and clarity.
|Text||Edit text of any length in style right from within Ashampoo Snap 6.|
|Hint||Provide comments and clues and use the integrated arrow to point precisely to the affected area.|
|Note||Select from several templates and give your notes that classic Post It or striped paper look.|
|Numbers||Use Number symbols to bring order to your screenshots and to create lists. Simply select a design and click into the affected areas to add number icons in ascending order.|
|Zoomed Button||This function is handy to explicitly point out information in your screenshots. It enlarges the selected area and adds a shadow to achieve a magnifying glass effect.|
Draw attention to detail or accentuate and emphasize relevant information.
|Shape||Add freely resizable lines, rectangles and ellipses.|
|Arrow||Connect relevant information through arrows and select from four different styles: Default, Dual Head, Growing and Modern.|
|Stamp||Select from a myriad of predefined icons including arrows, pins, star and smileys.|
|Pencil||Use the pencil tool to draw freely on your snapshots.|
|Eraser||Make parts of your image transparent and erase unwanted objects.|
|Marker||Highlight text passages or smaller areas. Works like any standard marker pen.|
|Highlight||Apply rectangular highlighting and make information stand out.|
|Spotlight||Put the spotlight on selected areas and apply spherical highlighting with a nice gradient effect.|
|Flood Fill||Fill areas with solid colors or gradients.|
|Blur Pen||Select from three types (Blur, Blur Strong, Pixelate) and obfuscate sensitive information or irrelevant details.|
|Mouse||Display the mouse pointer at the exact location it was when your snapshot was taken and apply additional glowing effects.|
Use the many effects to put the finishing touches on your work and add a watermark to protect your intellectual property.
|Rotate, Mirror, Flip||Rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise or flip horizontally (mirror) / vertically.|
|Resize||Resize your images or your canvas to allow for additional annotations and select from several scaling filters.|
|Merge Alpha Channel||Not all applications support alpha transparency. Use this feature to have Ashampoo Snap 6 replace alpha information with a single color and use a 24bit color encoding.|
|Merge Layers||By default, added objects are freely editable. Use this feature to have Ashampoo Snap 6 embed all objects as image data in your image. Note that the objects will no longer be editable once the process is finished.|
Ashampoo Snap 6 enables you to apply the following effects to selected pixels only:Crop, Blur, Sharpen, Buttonize, Zoom into Selection
The following effects apply to whole images.
|Drop Shadow||Add an elegant 3D effect to your images with the drop shadow feature.|
|Border||Alter the outline of your images, e.g. make them look like torn paper. The following shapes are available: Rounded Corners, Ellipse, Effect Cloudy, Effect Concave, Effect Convex, Effect Saw, Effect Torn, Effect ZigZag. You may additionally specify the direction, e.g. Right, to apply the effect to.|
|Fade||Make parts of your image fade out and specify the direction to use.|
|Artistic Effects||Pencil Drawing, Grayscale, Sepia, Invert, X-Ray, Soft Glow, Vivid Colors, RGB2BGR, RGB2GRB, RGB2RBG, Convert to 1-bit (2 Colors), Convert to 4-bit (16 Colors), Convert 8-bit (256 Colors), Buttonize, Ink, Wood, Retro1, Retro2, Retro3, Retro4, Retro5, Retro6, Blur, Sharpen (Unsharp Mask), Pixelize, Seamless Image, Miniature, Radial Blur, Psychedelic, Solarize, Oil Painting, Dilation, Erosion, Outline, Edge Detection, Emboss 135°, Emboss 90°, Emboss 45°.|
Ashampoo Snap 6 helps you manage your files both during and after the production process as well as to export and distribute them.
Discard and delete snapshots right from within Ashampoo Snap 6. You may even open and re-edit existing images and PDF documents or browse their output folders, all with a single click. Use the built-in date- and timestamp feature to catalog your images and apply either text- or image-based watermarks with transparency to protect your intellectual property.
Besides support for printing and exporting your processed images to the Windows system clipboard, Ashampoo Snap 6 supports several additional output formats.
|Image Formats||Save your images to any of the following image formats: BMP, JPG, PNG.|
|Create PDF files to share with others right from within Ashampoo Snap 6.|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander Document v2||Use this format to retain all data on manually added objects and settings and revise your work at a later time.|
|Click the email button and Ashampoo Snap 6 will create a draft email including the required attachment for you. Just fill in the recipients and text and you are ready to go.|
|Facebook Upload||Use the built-in Facebook uploader and share your work with your Facebook friends.|
|Ashampoo Web Upload||Instantly upload your work to Ashampoo Webspace and create internet links to share with others. Viewers may also download or share the image through email, Facebook, Twitter or Google+ right from the linked website.|