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WinSnap v4.0.5 - Updated User Interface and Icons

New version of WinSnap was released today. It contains updated drawing tool icons and several other UI improvements.

WinSnap - Drawing Tools

Changelog for WinSnap v4.0.5 (June 11, 2012):

Download WinSnap v4.0.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 11-Jun-12 12:39


WindowSpace v2.5.7 - Support for Windows 8 Release Preview

New version of WindowSpace is available for download now. It's a maintenance release which adds support for Windows 8 Release Preview:

WindowSpace on Windows 8 PC

Changelog for WindowSpace v2.5.7:

Download WindowSpace (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 02-Jun-12 02:17


VistaSwitcher v1.1.5 – Maintenance Release

New version of VistaSwitcher has been released today:

VistaSwitcher v1.1.5

Changelog for VistaSwitcher v1.1.5:

Download VistaSwitcher v1.1.5 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 12-May-12 12:03


WinSnap v4.0.4 - Copy with Transparency

It took too long to make this release, but it's finally available for download. Version 4.0.4 contains several improvements and stability enhancements. Here are the main changes:

Settings - Copy with transparency

Tool menu icons:

Custom Tools

Right-click menu:

Advanced File Menu

Support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

Windows 8 Screenshot

Changelog for WinSnap v4.0.4 (May 8, 2012):

Download WinSnap v4.0.4 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 08-May-12 13:19


WinSnap v4.0.3 - Minor Improvements and Bugfixes

This is mainly a bugfix release, changelog:

Download WinSnap v4.0.3 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 12-Feb-12 07:59


WinSnap 4.0 Released - The Big Update

The new major version of WinSnap is officially released and available for download. This is probably the most significant update since version 1.0. There are a lot of new features and UI enhancements, but I tried to keep it simple and elegant as first version.

WinSnap 4 - Main Window

Changelog for WinSnap v4.0.1 (January 24, 2012):

Changelog for WinSnap v4.0.2 (January 27, 2012):

Download WinSnap v4.0.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 26-Jan-12 13:30


Hidden Start v4.1 - Support For Long Commands

New version of Hidden Start was released today. Now Hstart can process long command lines with more that 2,048 characters - there is no limit.

Hstart GUI Tool

Changelog for Hidden Start v4.1:

Download Hidden Start (32-bit and 64-bit)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 30-Nov-11 13:03


WindowSpace v2.5.6 - Maintenance Release

New version of WindowSpace was released today, changelog:

Download WindowSpace (32-bit and 64-bit)
WinSnap 4 updated to dev2 - forum topic

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 21-Nov-11 07:12


WinSnap 4 - Open Development Process

I want you to get involved in an open development process of WinSnap 4. Please note it’s not the release, it’s the most active development phase when I’m mainly working on the killer features that will make WinSnap 4 stand out. I’m considering the usage scenarios, reworking the user interface, rethinking everything, and of course fixing bugs. All features I’m showing here are subjects to change!

Capture Native Aero Shadows

As promised, WinSnap 4 has an option to capture native window and menu shadows under Windows 7 and Vista. It actually works like “capture native shadows when possible”. When it’s not possible to capture native shadows, WinSnap adds its own shadow effect.

Capture Native Shadows - Word 2010 Capture Native Shadows - VLC Menu Capture Native Shadows - Inactive Window

The difference is noticeable in inactive window shadows and menu shadows.

Arrows, Rectangles and Annotations

The main advantage of WinSnap 4 will be ability to quickly edit and annotate screenshots.

WinSnap 4 - Drawing Objects

The look-n-feel of the drawing objects will be improved in the future releases. Currently it’s just the basic concept.

In-Place Color Effects

Color effects can be applied to the captured images: darken, lighten, grayscale and inverted colors. It’s supposed to be used in combination with rectangular and ellipse selections when you want to highlight an area on the screenshot.

WinSnap 4 - Darken Color Effect WinSnap 4 - Lighten Color Effect WinSnap 4 - Grayscale Color Effect

Smart Image Crop

Now you can crop a part of your screenshot in WinSnap. It looks like the standard “Crop” tool that any image editor has, but WinSnap takes into account the window form and shadow. Note the difference when you crop screenshots with native Aero shadows.

WinSnap 4 - Crop With Shadow

Both screenshots are cropped with WinSnap, left screenshot has a native Aero shadow.

Copy/Paste Images with Transparency

It works with Office 2010 applications (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and with WinSnap itself. When you copy a screenshot to the clipboard, WinSnap preserves its transparent and semi-transparent areas and shadows.

WinSnap 4 - Copy/Paste to PowerPoint 2010

Now you can copy/paste screenshots with transparency from WinSnap to PowerPoint presentations and Word documents, or copy/paste Office 2010 drawing objects, clip arts, charts and shapes from Word to WinSnap.

Word 2010 - Copy Objects and Charts WinSnap 4 - Paste Objects and Charts

Minor Tweaks and Improvements

Since I’m reworking everything in WinSnap, there are lots of improvements in the UI and overall feeling. WinSnap 4 has a button on the taskbar, larger controls in the main window, improved region and object selection.

WinSnap 4 - Cursor and Watermark Objects

My favorite improvement is that cursor and watermark are recognized as image objects in WinSnap 4. It’s very useful sometimes, because you can move the cursor or watermark over the screenshot image.

Any Feedback is Welcome!

If you want to get involved in an open development process, download the latest ‘dev’ snapshot of WinSnap 4. Test it yourself for a while and post your comments, thoughts and suggestions on the forum. Many updates are coming soon!

Download the latest development snapshot →

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 10-Oct-11 13:09


WinSnap v3.5.7 - Support of Windows 8 Aero

This is probably the latest maintenance release of WinSnap 3.5. I'm planning to start alpha/beta-testing of WinSnap 4.0 within a week or two. This release adds test support for the rectangular Aero theme in Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Windows 8 Explorer

Changelog for WinSnap v3.5.7:

Download WinSnap v3.5.7 (32-bit, 64-bit, portable)

Posted by Alexander Avdonin on 02-Oct-11 04:33


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