HyperSnap 8.16

Captures images from the desktop and edits them
3.4  (19 votes)
8.16.6 (See all)
Take screenshots or capture just a window or a specific region from your screen. Save the output in a variety of formats including JPEG, PNG, BMP, etc. Crop, resize or annotate the captured images.

HyperSnap is intended to capture screenshots. Moreover, this tool supports various editing features that let you modify, correct and annotate the source image once it has been captured. In addition, thanks to its support of multiple image formats, it can be used to convert between them. The application may be not as easy to use as other similar tools; however, this is fully compensated with the availability of features. It is good news that, besides using the standard GUI buttons and commands, you can also use mouse buttons, hotkeys and even voice commands to control it. Unfortunately, its accompanying manual fails to open properly in Windows 10, but you can always take a detour and open it with another CHM-compatible application.

One of its most distinctive characteristics is that it probably supports more types of captures than any other product on the market. In this respect, I am glad to say that, besides capturing a window, a region or the complete screen, this utility can also grab a scrolling region, a virtual desktop and even several regions in a single shot. It is important to point out that the results of capturing a scrolling region or page are very accurate, considering that other tools may produce distorted results. Luckily, you do not even need to grab the selected part of the screen as it is, as you can set the ratio and the size of the output image. Moreover, HyperSnap can import images as files or directly from a scanner. However, it would have been nice if this program also supported taking a video from your screen, which is already possible in other tools.

It is highly convenient that the application lets you access all the shots you have been taking during a session very quickly because they remain available from a sidebar in which they appear as thumbnails. This feature is combined with an easy-to-use editor that permits making annotations, rotating, scaling, resizing and many other operations with the files. Likewise, you can apply such effects as shear, mosaic, emboss, sharp, blur, shadow and frame. Once you are done with the whole process, you can share the images in most popular formats or upload them to an FTP server. Nevertheless, it seems that storing them on the cloud is not possible.

In a nutshell, HyperSnap may be perfect for those users who are engaged in creating manuals, tutorials, product presentations, webpages and even software reviews. If you are interested in this product, you should know that it has a reasonable price and its trial version is available for several days without any feature restriction.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary


  • Support of multiple image formats
  • Several capture modes
  • Highly customizable
  • Support of voice commands
  • Built-in picture editor
  • Excellent captures of scrolling regions
  • FTP upload


  • Not as easy to use as other similar tools
  • Help document does not open correctly in Windows 10
  • Capturing video is not supported
  • Cloud sharing is not possible
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