View & Edit tab

In this tab, determine the location of each newly captured image. The default is to create a new document window for the image inside HyperSnap, but there are these 3 other choices.

Create a new window for each capture

Select this to have each image you capture placed in a separate document window inside HyperSnap’s workspace. When more than one picture is opened, tabs appear with the capture or image names at the bottom. You can click each one to work on it, then easily switch between images.

Replace the image in the current window with the new capture

Select this to have the same document window re-used for new captures. This is similar to the way older HyperSnap ver. 4 worked. If there is no document window opened yet, one will be created after the first capture.

Note: With this option selected, you must save or print your previous captures if you need them. Otherwise they’ll get discarded when you perform new captures.

Paste each new capture onto the current image

Select this to paste each new capture onto the current image. This allows you to collect a series of smaller captures to make a larger image, as in a collage or  album format.

The new data is highlighted as an object and can be moved as long as it is the active image. When you click elsewhere or perform another operation, the previous data becomes “glued” to the base image and cannot be moved.

When you select this option, you may also make additional choices, as shown below:

Extend drawing space and…

Check this to select one of the options below for automatic extension of the image space to hold new captures or to tile the space.

                        Preserve new capture relative screen position

Select this to position multiple captures pasted on one image in the same general space as originally located on screen. Example: You could replicate a workspace running multiple programs, but capture only one at a time.

                        Tile vertically or horizontally

Select one of these 2 options to have new captures inserted at the bottom (vertically) or to the right (horizontally) of the current selection area.

Since a newly inserted image automatically becomes selected, having this option enabled will automatically tile the images you capture next to each other in capture order.

                        When tiling, insert a margin of __ pixels

When using one of the tiling methods, enter an optional margin between pasted images.

This margin value is also used by the “Paste at Right, Bottom, Left and Top” in the Edit tab.

Do not change current image

Click this if you want HyperSnap place captures in the Windows clipboard (or print or save them), rather than placed images in the workspace.

Settings for these options are in the Copy & Print tab or Quick Save tabs.


View & Edit tab