Windows 10 Lock to Application on Capture

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 years ago
I've always relied upon Lock to Application in Windows 10 when capturing. It appears that windows now have a slight shadow or blur edge around it so when I capture, I get background around the edges. So, a couple of questions.

1. Is there a way to adjust for this?
2. Is there a possibility of being able to save custom lock preferences so that once I get a good bounding box I can save it and bring it up again?
3. Is there something I can turn off in Windows 10 when capturing to avoid having to fuss with the precision of the border capture?

Thanks
Photo of John Hall

John Hall

  • 71 Posts
  • 18 Reply Likes

Posted 3 years ago

  • 1
Photo of John Hall

John Hall

  • 71 Posts
  • 18 Reply Likes
Photo of Joe Morgan

Joe Morgan

  • 7010 Posts
  • 3827 Reply Likes
John,

The same shadow exists around applications in Windows 8. 1

However, when I capture an application with SnagIt 12 it doesn't capture the shadow . I captured some windows and put them on a white background to confirm this.

I use Photoshop to extract application windows from larger images all the time. I've always noticed the shadows but never gave them much thought because I crop them out.

The shadows are discrete but I think it helps the overall look slightly on some backgrounds. Especially on white backgrounds.

Anyway, this looks like a SnagIt bug on Windows 10.

Regards, Joe
 
(Edited)
Photo of John Hall

John Hall

  • 71 Posts
  • 18 Reply Likes
Well it takes off the shadow but the capture area still considers the border a part of the window. Yuck.
Photo of Eddiebo

Eddiebo

  • 73 Posts
  • 15 Reply Likes
Any luck on this yet?