This tab contains the settings for one of HyperSnap’s most powerful features. It allows you to quickly assemble a collection of captures, automatically saving and naming each one, as well as setting repeat capture times.
Example: Use during game play, or during any other rapid actions.
You can re-name the files later, which is a time saver when capturing a long list of screens for documentation purposes or to illustrate “steps” of operation.
Check this to save each capture automatically to a file. This lets you quickly collect images of a game in progress, or the status of a program operating over time, even without having to stop to specify each filename to use.
If you select this option, HyperSnap will try to automatically upload your images to an FTP server (defined when you click Change button) instead of to a local disk.
Check this to have the program ask for a file name after each capture. After specifying a name, you can continue with more captures simply specifying a name after each one.
Set this as the base or root filename when auto-saving files. The program will automatically increment the numerical part of a filename as you proceed with more captures, keeping the root name constant. This is used primarily when you disable the Prompt for name function, above.
To change the root name, file format, and directory location, or to specify an FTP server, user and password, click the Change button next to this field.
Displays the HyperSnap Save As dialog box (when saving to a local file) or Upload to FTP Server box. You can specify a file name, path, graphics format, and other parameters as needed to save captured images.
Check this if have a number sequence in the filename and want to specify by how much each number increases/increments. By default this is 1, as in Capture001, Capture002, etc.
If you want to set this differently, type the number here. This allows you to save many images all with the same “root” name, as in a multi-image procedure or game plan.
Only the last numeric group is incremented. For example if you have a file name like Img123-017.bmp, the next image captured will be saved as Img123-018.bmp.
(For more information read the help on “Increment file name” check-box.)
Start at __ Stop saving at __
If you check “Increment”, then type a “Start at” number and a “stop saving at” number. This controls how many digits are used in that last numerical segment.
Example: If the “stop saving” number was 99, the file name would be: Img123-18.bmp (only 2 digits). If it was 000: then the file would be called Img123-0018.bmp (4 digits in 1000).
Advanced users who understand C/C++ language printf() integer format specification, can use these settings also setting the File Name to something like Snap%04d.gif. This specification will take precedence and will be used even if it’s not the last group of digits in the name.
Check this box to set a “loop” sequence that uses the numbers in Start and Stop repeatedly as you capture. Previous captures using the same file names are overwritten as the program re-uses the names when doing new captures, saving disk space.
Enter a value in seconds have HyperSnap grab captures of the specified type every X number of seconds.
Example: If you want to capture the same window every 20 seconds:
1. Set the value to 20, and click OK.
2. Click the Hotkey for window capture.
3. Select the window to be captured.
The program will repeat this capture every 20 seconds. You can also use decimals (such as .5) to capture within fractions of a second, if needed.
Combined with the automatic incrementing of files, this lets you capture complex program functions automatically.
To stop automatic repeat captures, press the default “stop auto-capture” Hotkey Shift+F11 (unless you re-defined this Hotkey to something else using the Options tabs).
Example: Capture a pre-defined fragment of the screen every 30 seconds and save it to a file or upload to a remote server.
Check this to continue automatic capturing even if a minor error occurs in capturing or saving the image.
When “Increment file name” is selected, check this if you want HyperSnap to use the naming scheme defined in this box to name images in the HyperSnap window even when not auto-saving to files.