Help+Manual has an integrated screen capture function that includes most of the functionality you need to make attractive screenshots quickly and efficiently. The function will automatically select windows, controls and menus and you can also select freely-defined rectangular regions of applications or the desktop and fixed size regions.
In addition to simple screenshots you can also make screenshots with a wide variety of different shapes, add shadows and background colors and automatically resize your screenshots with a choice of high-quality scaling filters.
•Select the Screen Capture tool in Project > Tools. The tool is pretty self-explanatory but for full instructions see Screen Capture in the Tools Included with Help+Manual chapter.
For even more screenshot power try our free TNT utility, which combines screen capture and graphics editing:
You may want make screen captures for editing, without inserting them in your topic directly. To do this use the screen capture feature in Impict, the specialized graphics editor included with Help+Manual.
Impict's screenshot tool simply captures a plain screenshot without applying any automatic effects. All the effects can be applied inside Impict. The advantage of this is that Impict's effects and objects are non-destructive – you can always go back and make changes later if you save a working copy in Impict's own IPP format.
The texts stored in Impict IPP images can also be exported to XML files for translation.