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UltraSnap PRO is a windows clipboard graphic processor and a slick screen capture program with a complete WYSIWYG editor.

You no longer have to open your image editing software to add captions or annotations, cursors, arrows or combine multiple images or screen shots into one image. In fact UltraSnap PRO often produces better and easier results than your image editing program.

 

UltraSnap PRO 3.2

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Overview

UltraSnap PRO, our graphic clipboard processor and a screen capture, has full non-destructive WYSIWYG editor, with multiple anti-aliasing for perfect output, with many effects like shadows, bevels, objects and more.

Just spin it for a test drive and you will love it. We build it for ourselves and It took almost 10 years to perfect the workflow.

"Our UltraSnap was originally written for the internal purpose, to speed up process of creating multimedia presentations, training, manuals and web pages and to simplify sending digital photos by e-mail. Because it performed beyond any expectations we decided few years ago to make it available for public."
UltraSnap is an excellent tool not only for office application such as preparing tutorials, manuals, web graphics and screen shots but also for everyday use for example to quickly create a little scrapbook postcard or collage from few photos and then sending them by e-mail or post it to blog.
The main idea is that all is done quickly, without opening or saving files. Just go to Edit Mode, then simply use a shortcut to capture few photos one after another from your image viewer like Google Picasa or Windows Image Viewer, arrange them, add text, sharpen the whole thing (try the new Crisp slider!) and then paste it to or drag it to your email or save it as a file. All is done directly inside the clipboard and using comfortable WYSIWYG editing.

Quick mode

Press Hot-key to capture single image even on multiple-monitors, adjust the size, the sharpness, add drop shadow, add a text below the image. You don't have to create intermediate files, all the changes are back in the windows clipboard ready to be pasted in your application. At this point you may paste it to your application, save it to disk or switch to full editing mode.

Batch Processor

The best thing is that the quick effects are like a properties. Once you set them you don't have to repeat these steps for the next image again! The next image you capture will automatically have applied the resizing, sharpness and all the effects. As soon as you capture the screen, the new processed image is in clipboard and it can be automatically saved to disk as well. This is a huge time-saver for number of similar screen captures for tutorials or manuals.

Full WYSIWYG Editing mode

We were tired of going to editing program to combine multiple captures or photos into one image, adding cursors, texts, captions or arrows. So we build full WYSIWYG editor directly into UltraSnap.

With a click of a button you can anytime switch to the editing mode where you can continue to capture more images to create a composition, add various texts, cursors, arrows, draw lines or curves etc. Each object can be then customized with drop shadow, transparency, color, bevel, glow, resized, rotated, even apply perspective transformation. The result is sharp and professional because UltraSnap PRO uses combination of vector and bitmap anti-aliasing in its editor.


Multiple Projects

On top of this, you can work on multiple "projects" at the same time. Still working on one capture, but quickly need to do another one? Or do you want to try few captures in a row, then decide which one to keep? Click New and you can start working on a different capture without disturbing the previous one, then simply switch back when you need to.


(The image above shows the power of UltraSnap editor where you can easily apply linear transparencies to captures, add cursors and labels.)
This may not look like a big deal, but the fact that you can work simultaneously on few captures in composite editing mode and/or in the "single capture" mode, each with its own properties opens a whole new dimension into the capturing.

 

New in v. 3 are our most popular NPR (Non Photo Realistic) Styles. You can spice up your screen captures with vector text or shapes using natural looking pencils, paints or crayons. (Click for Larger image)

We eat our own dog food

This expression become popular during dotcom era and it means the company is using their own product for day-to-day tasks because they actually believe it is the best.
Ultrasnap is a prime example of us "eating our own dog food" as we use it for everything from images in manuals and on our web site, to resizing photos for email and for our own software.

For us there is no other single software that would give us all what we need in such easy way. And we are not talking only about the usability factor.

For example look at the simple task of capturing a screen shot and saving it as a thumbnail. It may sound very easy but not all software is made equal. Consider this:

  • We use 2 pass bilinear down-sampling as this is the best algorithm for extreme resizing. Other classical resizing filters are better for normal photography and will either shatter or thin very small and contrast details (such as very fine text, thin lines etc..)
  • Our Crisp slider will add the most agreeable natural sharpening that will not over-power the image yet create crispy sharp feel to it. Unlike other classical sharpening methods (Sharpen, Unsharp mask, etc..) our Crisp will sharpen only the highest frequency of the image and absolutely leave everything else 100% intact. This is best for giving your image great sharp look without it being actually sharpened.
  • Saving image to JPG is not usually made equal either. Our Subsampling option will preserve the fine and sudden solid chroma changes (typical for screenshots of software with text, graphs, web pages etc...) unlike normal JPG which will turn those detail into a mush even in the highest quality settings.

Examples of Workflow

There are thousands of uses for a smart screen capture around the office. It doesn't have to be for capturing a screen shots of programs!
You can also simply capture a photo from your photo viewer, resize it down, add text or draw shapes and then save it as one of the web formats or simply paste it to e-mail program without any intermediate file. Or do this with multiple photos and create collage that you can send to friends without opening/saving large files.

We use UltraSnap extensively for many years (this whole site and all images in our manuals use it because it is very convenient) and the software has been perfected over the time. It has at hand the tools that you need most and all workflow is streamlined without much clicking around or saving of intermediate files.

  • Working on multimedia project....You are designing the screens in your favorite graphics editor and all the time you need to transfer some button or some image to the multimedia authoring software. With capturing software you can easily do this without the need of intermediate files. Just create the whole scene in the graphics editor and then capture the desired region directly from the editor screen and paste it in the multimedia authoring software. We did few big projects like that and it saves huge amount of time.
  • You need a lot of screen captures, but you need to resize all the captures by 25%, then they become a bit blurry, so you have to apply sharpening filter, the result must be saved as a JPG..
    UltraSnap can do all this automatically, just press HotKey- and on that moment you have the result on disk and in clipboard.
  • Building a web page...and you want to have all the captures with drop shadow. Nothing easier....
  • You want to take a snapshot of your calculation and add a description text, arrows pointing to different parts etc.
  • You want to send some of your digital camera images to your friend by e-mail but they are too big. just capture them with UltraSnap, set the size and add sharpness and simply drag and drop the image from the UltraSnap to your e-mail program. Ultrasnap will automatically create intermediate file for attaching.
  • You just need quick image or a nice title while building your web site. Simple: Create new project and then click Editing Mode. Be creative, then click Finish Editing. The image is now in clipboard but you can also export it to many formats.

Real-DRAW compatibility.

Because UltraSnap share the Real-DRAW internal data system, the best way to create new objects and styles for UltraSnap is to use our Real-DRAW PRO. Simply open Real-DRAW PRO, draw some object and add styles, Select it, Copy it with CTRL+C and then paste it inside UltraSnap PRO editor with CTRL+V as a vector object. Then you can also save it to the UltraSnap object style palette or change its properties inside UltraSnap.

Features

UltraSnap has some of the finest effects. All the features and effects were specially selected to produce the best benefit in screen capture program.

  • Update 3.3
  • PDF Help, Added very cool new "Place inside" tool: you can now place any object/bitmap or group of objects into another object. Simple example: place a rectangular screen capture into an ellipse object.
    But that's not all, you can place multiple objects (vector or bitmap) into a text then place the text into another object etc and the result object will retain the characteristic of the underlying object - for example placing a bitmap inside a vector object will allow you to change its shape as with any other vector, placing it in a text will still allow to edit the letters, etc..
    You will be surprised how useful this tool is.
  • Update 3.2:
  • Added Auto-Crop to crop the image, this will remove any solid color borders from the image/edited composition
  • Added one more alternative size option so you can now switch quickly between 3 sizes
  • Added text for each resize option on main interface (so it will display what each resizing option does)
  • Update in 3.1
  • Added Crisp setting which is sort of like sharpness but it doesn't over sharpen the image, good to add crispness to sized-down photos or make very small text more readable
  • Added alternative Resize option (great if you need to switch regularly between two sizes like large picture and its thumbnail)
  • Added Change Color of objects (right click on object and select it from pop-up menu)
  • New in 3.0: Non photo realistic (NPR) vector styles, Line thickness, break/combine path and liquid shape
  • Stays in the Tray - until you need it. Press HotKey to Capture Region, Window or full screen. UltraSnap will apply all the effects and send the image to clipboard and/or disk.
  • Apply Filters to the screen capture. Because all the filters are dynamic and the process is automatic each of the capture will have the same look.
  • UltraSnap effects are non-destructive - you can apply effect and you can remove it.
  • WYSIWYG - you can be sure that whatever you see in ultrasnap window will be in the clipboard.
  • Works like auto-clipboard - After UltraSnap process the effects it can send automatically the captured image to clipboard
  • You can even take hundreds of snap shots and let UltraSnap to automatically save each snapshots to new file (BMP, PNG, JPG)
  • You can use Drag&Drop and drag the image from UltraSnap window to any other application or Windows Explorer or Drag & Drop images from Explorer to UltraSnap...
  • Drag & Drop is also the best way how to send resized images by E-mail without any need to save the capture to disk first. Just capture the screen and then Drag & Drop the image from UltraSnap to your E-mail Client
  • Resize and Enhance Photos - change gamma, contrast, brightness, boost color, desaturation or stretch histogram levels
  • Add various Accents - such as mouse cursors, motion trails, circles, logos etc...
  • You can also add a simple sharp text description under the image with Quick note
  • Use the Region Capture with the 3x Zoom (Whenever you do Region Capture just press the right mouse button or press Z key and the Zoom will appear)
  • Window Capture doesn't only capture the whole window, but also any of the item or group of the items - with precise size. Like that you can capture menus, windows, buttons with its exact matching size.
  • Work as you want - You can assign your own hotkeys for each of the capture mode.
  • You can set the UltraSnap to restore its window after capture or you can leave it quiet, when the captured image will be just processed and send to clipboard without any window popping up.
  • Capture Text from Message bars - When you use "Window Capture" a text associated with the control you capture will be also shown in UltraSnap as a normal text which you can then copy and paste into text document.
  • Add Highlight Rectangle - you can easy draw cool looking rectangle on your capture even with 3D drop shadow. Excellent for calling attention to a portion of picture.
  • Magnifier object, loupe
  • Preview of saved files
  • Capture directly the mouse cursor. Unlike many other screen capture programs that show just an arrow cursor, UltraSnap will add to the capture the exact cursor you see in the application.
  • But that's not enough. You don't have to go for a plain cursors. You can add an optional eye catcher such as drop shadow to the cursor or even add a red glow to draw attention to the cursor.
  • Printing - The new version has improved printing support where you can also choose the size of output on paper.
  • Create as many empty new projects as you need then set each settings differently. Depending into which project you capture - these settings will apply.
  • WYSIWYG editor. You can resize or rotate the objects. You can add various annotations, text, arrows, cursors, drop shadow, bevel or other effects.
  • While in editing mode you can continue to add screen captures to create a composite image combining various screen captures.
  • You can use the editor even as a scratch pad to create various good looking titles for web pages, blogs etc.
  • Multi-Monitor Support - works on multiple monitors as well. It will simply capture the image from the monitor in which is the cursor.
  • It is just a Snap to use it ! And it saves your time - for most of the work you do.

System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista or XP (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • 1 GHz processor or better
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 1 GB of free disk space
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768 (highly recommended higher resolution)


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Platform: XP, Vista, W7 (32/64 bit)

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