Screenshot Utility, a Screen Capture Program

download screenshot utility, an easy-to-use screen capture program that sits in the Windows system tray

Configuring Screenshot Utility

Double-click the tray icon or choose the Configure command from the tray menu to display the Configure Dialog:

Screenshot Utility Configure Dialog

Key Combination

Use this edit box to define your own hotkey combination that will be used to trigger the capture. You can use Ctrl, Alt, Shift or any other key on the keyboard. You cannot use Pause, Caps Lock, Num Lock, Print Screen, WinMenu and AppMenu keys.

Capture Entire Screen

When this option is on, Screenshot Utility will capture the contents of the entire screen. The pixel size of the resulting graphic file will be the same as your screen resolution.

Capture Active Window

When this option is set, Screenshot Utility captures the content of the active window (i.e. the window that is currently selected and has the input focus). The pixel size of the resulting image file will match the dimensions of the active window. Please ensure that the window is active before you capture the screenshot. Otherwise the resulting file may be blank.

Play Sound after Capture

If this option is set Screenshot Utility plays a camera shutter sound after each capture.

Show Message after Capture

If this option is set Screenshot Utility displays a pop-up message alert after each capture.

Copy Screenshot to Clipboard

When this option is set Screenshot Utility copies each captured screenshot to the clipboard before saving the file. The pixel dimensions of the resulting clipboard image will match the dimensions of the capture area (either the screen or the active window).

Run on System Startup

When this checkbox is checked Screenshot Utility will run automatically on system startup. When you set this option to On Screenshot Utility creates a shortcut in the Windows Startup group. When you set this option to Off the program deletes this shortcut. NT Users: please note that Screenshot Utility creates this shortcut in the Startup group of current user, not in the common Startup group.


This field specifies the directory, whereas Screenshot Utility saves captured screenshots. By default, this directory points to your Desktop folder. Click the Browse button to choose another directory.

Base Filename

Screenshot Utility uses this field to compose a default file name for each captured screenshot by adding the counter and the extension. For example, if the Base Filename is 'Shot', the resulting filename will look like 'Shot012.BMP'. By default, the base filename is 'Screen'

Number of Digits

This number specifies the length of the 'counter' part of the filename. For example, if this number is set to 3, the filename will look like 'Shot008.GIF'. Default setting for this number is 2.


Screenshot Utility can save captured screenshots to GIF, JPEG and BMP files. Use this parameter to choose a desired graphic format. Use the Settings button to configure options for each graphic format.

Save Immediately

When this option is checked Screenshot Utility saves captured screenshots without displaying the Save As dialog. Screenshots are saved in the directory specified by Directory field under a filename composed of Base Filename, counter and the default extension for currently selected file format. The counter is incremented automatically after each capture.

Show Save As Dialog

When this option is checked, Screenshot Utility displays the Save As dialog after each capture, allowing you to choose filename and directory for each captured screenshot.

Sample Filename

This non-editable field shows a sample filename that will be used to save captured screenshots.

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