ShareX Video Tutorial: Part 2
This video covers the image capture function within ShareX. The image capture function is versatile and allows you quite a number of options when it comes to image capture.
There are some shortcuts for image capture, but at this time we are going take a look at image capture by going through the menu to perform this function. In a later video, we’ll look at some shortcuts that make some types of image capture occur with one key stroke.
When we click capture and full screen, this captures whatever is open in the main window of the computer monitor.
When “full screen” is clicked, this will take the picture and open the image in the Image Editor.
Next, we’ll click “capture” and hover over “window.” This will allow us to select a specific window that is open and take a picture of it. When the selected window is clicked, ShareX takes a picture of that window and opens it for editing in the Image editor.
When we hover over “monitor,” this will give us a drop down list of any monitors that are attached to the work station. You can choose one and ShareX will take a picture of just that monitor. I just have one monitor here so for me, this would produce the same results as the “full screen” image capture.
When rectangle is clicked, this will open the main window that is open. Before performing this function make sure that the last window you were in was the one that you are performing the image capture on. When you click “rectangle.” The window will open and you make a selection by moving the mouse to the start position, then left click and hold, then drag to the desired location and let go of the left mouse button. The image selection will then open up in the image editor.
The next 6 capture tools work in similar fashion to the rectangle selection tool, but allow you to select a variety of shapes for your image capture. These included rounded rectangle, ellipse, triangle, diamond, polygon, and freehand.
The last region allows you to image capture the exact region in your monitor window that was just previously captured. One application for this feature could possibly be if you wanted the exact same size and shape of an ellipse for multiple image captures.
The screen recording function allows you to capture an video recording of the selected area. This feature is not robust and there is no video editing features within ShareX . This feature simply allows you to screen recorded the selected area and save it in MP4 format. This screen recording could then easily be pulled into a video editor for further editing. The nice thing about the screen recording is that it is directly saved in a compressed MP4 format which is compatible with just about any video editor.
The last image capture setting allows you to set image captures to occur automatically on a fixed repeated schedule.
In the next video, we will look at some short cuts that will allow you to perform several of the important image capture functions with one or two keystrokes.