Often, PC users have a question - how to capture screenshots from the screen? To do this, press PrintScreen key on your keyboard and paste a screenshot into MS Paint editor. However, mouse cursor will not be shown on the screenshot. Also, this method is inconvenient if you need to capture multiple screenshots, without being distracted by unnecessary actions: opening the editor, pasting the screenshot, cutting the desired area of the screen, entering file name when saving.
For these reasons, for quick, auto screen capture, we suggest using ScreenMaster screenshot capturing program.
Program allows automatic screen capture at certain time intervals.
The desktop can be captured in several ways, either full screen, active window or a certain area
Spy screen capture mode - silently captures screenshots without any indication in the taskbar or system tray!
Choose a screen to capture from a multi-monitor system
Quick screenshot capture on a hotkey including "PrintScreen"
Ability to archive screenshots in a zip archive
Support for saving to shared network folders
Saving images in files with automatic numeric names or the addition of the creation time
Option to manually select the path and name of the screenshot after screen capture ("Save as.." request)
The user can set ScreenMaster to run together with Windows and also to run minimized
Automatic opening of the captured screenshot in MS Paint
Start autoshooting after start application
Automatic cleaning of old screenshots
User can configure the graphical format (BMP, JPEG, PNG) and the visual quality of the final captured image file
Common settings for all users or personal settings to each user
Logging event in a text file
An unregistered version of ScreenMaster has the some limitations
ScreenMaster can automatically capture screenshots after a specified period of time. Depending on the settings, screenshots are automatically saved to the specified folder with names corresponding to the time of their creation or with addition of a serial number of the screenshot. You can save to a single file with overwriting.
Interval of periodic screenshot capture from 1 second to 1 hour.
During automatic shooting, timeline bar is displayed in the program window counting the time to the next capture:
Automatic screenshot file naming allows you to capture screenshots quickly, without being distracted by manual selection of the path and file name.
The folder to save screenshots and prefix of file names is set in the following fields:
In hidden mode, the program does not appear in Windows taskbar, and there is no icon in the system tray.
For automatic spy screenshot capture, in "Settings", customize the ways the launch and manage the program:
With these settings, ScreenMaster runs in hidden mode when starting the operating system, and immediately after the program launches it starts to private computer monitoring. After downtime of more than 60 seconds, screen capture stops since nothing changes on the desktop and the pictures would be the same.
To switch the program between visible and hidden mode, press a combination of hot keys (by default - Alt-F2).
Attention! You must obtain the consent of the PC user to capture screenshots in hidden mode.
Silent installation: ScreenMaster_setup.exe /VERYSILENT
Two ways of exiting ScreenMaster hidden mode:
- Pressing the hot key combination. By default - Alt-F2.
- By using Task Manager to disable ScreenMaster.exe process. Change RunVisible=0 parameter to RunVisible=1 in [Setup] section of Setup.ini configuration file. Run ScreenMaster.
"Selected area" option allows you to capture a rectangular screenshot from a specified area of the screen. To do this, hold down the left mouse button and select an area to be captured. After selecting click OK or Enter, depending on the settings, and the image will be saved to file or copied to the clipboard.
Two functionsfor automatic cleaningof screenshots:
Delete old files older than a specified number of days
Limitation of space to store screenshots on the harddisk
Free trial period for the application is 30 days.
The maximum number of screenshots captured in the automatic mode is 1000.