Greenshot is great, exactly what I expect from a screenshot program! I appreciate in particular that it has not too many features.
However, there's exactly one thing I miss and which should be easy to add - that's custom hotkeys for Greenshot's functions.
On a Laptop one currently has to press buttons with both hands as there typically is no directly accessible Printscreen-key
(has to get toggled on by additonally holding the FN-key). Good if that could change.
Thanks for listening!
I completely agree with Holger, Greenshots needs custom hotkeys.
I was looking at Faststone and Greenshots, and much prefer the latter to the former. It is just simply perfect for what I need-- except I am on a laptop and don't have a "print" or "printscreen" key. I need to customize the hotkeys simply to use them.
Please consider fixing this one little thing. It would make this the screen capture product for me while I write a 1100 page book. Thanks.
Hi I second this request… In my case I am using Windows virtually and do not have a print screen key, but need to have the cursor hovering over a menu item to display my issue.
Assigning whatever key you want would be nice… Is there a hack for this to change the code? Please advise!
can someone of you test the latest unstable to see if it works and is what you need?
I tried out the custom hotkeys and they work very well. Could you explain the differences between DWM, GDI and Screen for Window Capture Mode?
good to hear that the hotkeys work. As you might have seen, the settings screen still needs some work! Translations are missing and the settings might not be self explaining… The new window capture modes setting defines which kind of technology is used to capture a window.
1) Screen is just a copy of the part of the screen which the window occupies, this will be exactly as you see it: Overlapping windows will still overlap and if the window is partly outside the screen it will also be missing those parts.
2) GDI is a other word for using the Windows API "PrintWindow" which will "print" the window content to an image. By using this it's possible to capture the whole window even if it's overlapped or partly outside the screen. This will work fine in most cases, but overlays & Aero (which comes since Windows Vista) Borders will cause some problems. When Aero is used the border of the window will be very small and is not transparent. (Interesting captures though)
3) DWM stands for Dynamic Window Manager and is the rendering logic which is introduced in Windows Vista (is also used in Windows 7 and probably every following Windows). DWM renders the Windows with transparent borders, capturing these with the Screen option will get a result where the border is still see through -> e.g. you could recognise what's behind… Not always something you want to have! Therefore the DWM option is introduced, this captures an Aero (DWM) Window with the transparency but with a definable color (currently white, the selection is still missing), causing the window capture to look more professional.
Anyway, the best would be just to try and see! ;-)
As DWM is relatively new it could have some small bugs, but it should be the preferred way to capture if you have Vista or Windows 7!
I have just today discovered Greenshot via a casual remark by someone on Giveaway of the Day, Comments, plus Google. I had been searching in vain for months for a screenshot program which would take repeated shots of a preselected area with hotkeys and save automatically.
Just one "improvement" would make my whole year - a single hotkey to take the repeat shots, instead of Shift+Print. If I could reverse the Print and Shift+Print functions, that would suit me fine.
Thank you so much for Greenshot.
download the Release Candidate 4 from here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/greenshot/files/Greenshot/Greenshot%200.8%20beta/Greenshot-RC4-INSTALLER-0.8.1.1366.exe/download
This version allows you to change the hotkeys.
It took me a minute to figure out how to change the defaults - am feeling ludicrously clever that I twigged eventually ;-)
Now it's perfect, I am deliriously happy. Thank you Robin :-*
Forgot to leave you a sample. The owlets are sleepy at the mo, and too fluffy to be crystal clear, but you'll get the idea. Sometimes if you have to spend a few seconds selecting the screen area, the precious moment has passed.
I just downloaded Greenshot but can't find the options to change the hotkeys. Can someone point me to the options page where I can define them?
Nevermind - I had version 0.8. Just downloaded the latest 1.x unstable and found them! :) Works well; nice job. I was looking for a good open source screen capture tool to replace ZScreen which is now ShareX and has simply become too complicated to configure as it's evolved. I don't need all the upload features of ShareX, just region screencapture to a folder on my drive. This does that well - I like it!