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HardCopy Pro

The versatile, easy to use screen capture utility




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Version History

Version 4.15.4(26.01.21)

  • Fix: ignore transparent windows (complete screen overlays of some programs)
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 4.15.3(03.10.20)

  • Fix: dropping image files did not work when running with administrative privileges
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 4.15.2(09.08.20)

  • New: auto start handled by Task Scheduler (makes Hot-Keys work with administrative privileges)
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 4.15.1(25.02.20)

  • Fix: issue with remembering selected foreground color of text overlay

Version 4.15.0(24.02.20)

  • New: text overlay in screen captures (e.g. time stamp, comment, etc.)
  • New: text token for user comment (can be used in text overlay and header/footer when printing)
  • New: text token for current time without seconds
  • New: issue with saving options when program quits
  • Fix: various small improvements, changes and fixes

Version 4.14.6(14.02.20)

  • Fix: issue with saving options when system shuts down

Version 4.14.5(22.01.20)

  • Fix: issue when programs change the display resolution

Version 4.14.4(04.01.20)

  • Fix: rare issue with internal uncompression routine

Version 4.14.3(29.12.19)

  • New: improved setup and uninstall programs
  • New: updated end user license agreement in setup
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 4.14.2(21.12.19)

  • Fix: saving options and configuration sometimes failed
  • Fix: improved format of setup program
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 4.14.1(13.12.19)

  • Fix: new compilation for avoiding false virus detections

Version 4.14.0(02.12.19)

  • New: hot-keys can now also be selected from a list of all available keys
  • Fix: DPI scaling issues for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
  • Fix: various small changes and fixes

Version 4.13.0(11.11.19)

  • New: creation of start menu shortcuts now optional in setup
  • New: setup dynamically adjusts to DPI changes
  • New: program dialogs dynamically adjust to DPI changes
  • New: improved options saving format
  • New: various small changes and fixes

Version 4.12.0(06.05.19)

  • New: removed Windows XP support (please download v4.11.2 if you want to use the program under Windows XP)
  • New: Visual Studio 2019 recompilation for better compatibility to new systems
  • New: adjustments for the latest updates of Windows 10

Version 4.11.2(23.04.19)

  • Fix: small cosmetical changes to some dialogs

Version 4.11.1(13.03.19)

  • Fix: dialog and menu positions when screen configuration changes
  • Fix: small fixes regarding user account access (data folder, etc.)
  • Fix: adjustments for the latest updates of Windows 10

Version 4.11.0(03.03.19)

  • New: improved unattended setup
  • Fix: various small fixes and improvements

Version 4.10.1(15.08.18)

  • Fix: issue with automatic archive function not backing up all files
  • Fix: small issue with update check

Version 4.10.0(11.08.18)

  • New: automatic archiving of configuration
  • New: improved "About" and "Update" dialogs
  • Fix: higher resolution application tray icon for high desktop scaling values
  • Fix: various small bug fixes, changes and improvements

Version 4.9.0(22.07.18)

  • New: more detailed license information in "About" dialog
  • New: updated license agreement and terms of use
  • Fix: various small internal changes and improvements

Version 4.8.0(08.03.18)

  • New: possibility to install and uninstall the program silently for mass deployment. See the manual for details.

Version 4.7.2(05.08.17)

  • Fix: correct window rectangle for window capture modes on Windows 10

Version 4.7.1(18.07.17)

  • Fix: improved compatibility with Windows Vista and XP

Version 4.7.0(08.05.17)

  • New: Visual Studio 2017 recompilation
  • New: registration name can be displayed in non-ANSI characters in "About" dialog

Version 4.6.1(10.12.16)

  • Fix: setup problems for user names starting with 'n' or 'r'
  • Fix: default configuration path in user profile when selecting custom data location

Version 4.6.0(02.06.16)

  • New: print header and footer with flexibel text tokens
  • New: remember printer settings until program quits
  • Fix: removed obsolete printer port display
  • Fix: setup warns if data location is selected on drives without write permission

Version 4.5.0(20.09.15)

  • New: Drag & Drop the save buttons to save the image to a folder, send it to another program, attach it to an email, etc.
  • New: new options saving system that allows the configuration to be kept when updating versions
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.4.2(20.09.15)

  • New: digitally signed setup program and main program
  • New: improved setup program

Version 4.4.1(18.08.15)

  • New: Visual Studio 2015 recompilation
  • Fix: post-setup copy operations for unattended setup improved (see manual for details)

Version 4.4.0(18.07.15)

  • New: Windows 10 compatibility

Version 4.3.1(14.04.15)

  • Fix: broken compatibility with Windows versions prior to Vista

Version 4.3.0(20.03.15)

  • New: flick scrolling with right mouse button in "Edit" dialog

Version 4.2.4(28.11.14)

  • Fix: "Help" button in "About" dialog not working
  • Fix: keyboard navigation in main dialog not working
  • Fix: ESC key to hide main dialog not working

Version 4.2.3(31.03.14)

  • Fix: various small bug fixes and internal improvements

Version 4.2.2(14.02.14)

  • Fix: edit dialog not always in visible screen area

Version 4.2.1(29.11.13)

  • Fix: JPG compression setting not adjustable

Version 4.2.0(15.10.13)

  • New: optimized file type for saving operations (the program automatically selects the best file type based on the contents of the image)

Version 4.1.3(09.09.13)

  • New: added automatic mode for print orientation

Version 4.1.2(29.07.13)

  • Fix: send to email recepient without effect after second capture

Version 4.1.1(05.07.13)

  • Fix: EULA display in setup dialog

Version 4.1.0(13.04.13)

  • New: backup / restore / reset configuration in "About" dialog
  • Fix: various small bug fixes and improvements

Version 4.0.0(13.11.12)

  • New: drawing functions for editing the captured image
  • New: load an image by dropping on dialog
  • New: Windows 8 compatible
  • Fix: many small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.3.6(02.05.12)

  • New: improved default image file format for "Send To"

Version 3.3.5(02.02.12)

  • New: improved license check in update dialog

Version 3.3.4(14.10.11)

  • New: improved unattended setup with init of user configuration

Version 3.3.3(11.10.10)

  • New: automatic update check
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.3.2(11.09.10)

  • New: license file extension changed from "dlc" to "DeskSoftLicense" to avoid incompatibilities with other programs

Version 3.3.1(05.09.10)

  • Fix: drawing selection rectangles on monitors left of the primary monitor

Version 3.3.0(14.07.10)

  • Fix: capture problems with high dpi screen settings

Version 3.2.2(22.06.10)

  • Fix: saving current settings and options when shutting down the computer
  • Fix: removed Windows 2000 from the compatibility list

Version 3.2.1(07.04.10)

  • New: setup distribution in exe file format

Version 3.2.0(16.02.2010)

  • New: default capture delay on systems with window animation
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.1.0(26.08.09)

  • New: full Windows 7 (32 bit and 64 bit) compatibility
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.11(01.08.09)

  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.10(24.06.09)

  • Fix: uninstall not working under certain configurations

Version 3.0.9(22.06.09)

  • New: updated setup routine. Added warning when an antivirus software, firewall, etc. blocks setup.
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.8(02.06.09)

  • Fix: problem with setup when not choosing default data path

Version 3.0.7(28.04.09)

  • New: improved setup routine

Version 3.0.6(14.03.09)

  • New: updated setup routine
  • Fix: incomplete uninstall information
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.5(22.02.09)

  • New: changes to setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.4(12.12.08)

  • Fix: changes in the setup routine
  • Fix: various small internal improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.3(12.09.08)

  • New: cooperation with fantastic search tool: Crawler Toolbar
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 3.0.2(20.08.08)

  • Fix: fixed setup problems for user accounts with special characters
  • Fix: fixed problems with license activation on certain configurations

Version 3.0.1(16.04.08)

  • Fix: "Browse..." buttons in main dialog didn't work under certain circumstances

Version 3.0.0(18.03.08)

  • New: full 64 bit support
  • New: improved Vista compatibility
  • New: mouse cursor can be captured in any capture mode
  • New: manual in Windows help format
  • New: several improvements and bug fixes
  • New: the new version does not support Windows 95, 98, ME and NT4 anymore! Please download version 2 of HardCopy Pro if you need support for the old operating systems.

Version 2.8.3(30.01.08)

  • Fix: problem with sending images to MS Word 2007

Version 2.8.2(19.01.08)

  • New: delay option to prevent main dialog from staying visible when starting a capture
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.8.1(23.10.07)

  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes of the main program and the setup program

Version 2.8.0(15.10.07)

  • New: the "About" dialog contains links to open the program folder and the data folder. Useful for backing up the configuration, moving the program to another computer, etc.
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.7.11(08.10.07)

  • Fix: problem with accelerator key for "Save As" fixed

Version 2.7.10(10.09.07)

  • Fix: problem when restarting HardCopy Pro when it is already running

Version 2.7.9(16.08.07)

  • Fix: various small internal changes and bug fixes

Version 2.7.8(12.07.07)

  • New: program waits for data folder at startup
  • Fix: various small improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.7.7(31.01.07)

  • Fix: Vista compatible icons

Version 2.7.6(08.11.06)

  • Fix: fixed a bug in the setup routine for unattended setup

Version 2.7.5(06.10.06)

  • Fix: Vista compatibility

Version 2.7.4(26.07.06)

  • Fix: explorer style and position of save and browse dialogs

Version 2.7.3(01.07.06)

  • Fix: significantly improved jpg quality

Version 2.7.2(22.06.06)

  • New: some changes of the setup program

Version 2.7.1(26.05.06)

  • New: some important internal changes regarding stability and security

Version 2.7.0(23.05.06)

  • New: DPI option for monitor sizes
  • New: better control of print-out sizes
  • New: desktop color in unused areas of multi-monitor systems
  • Fix: incorrect aspect ratio of print-outs on multi-monitor systems

Version 2.6.2(28.04.06)

  • Fix: some minor issues with the license validation

Version 2.6.1(22.02.06)

  • Fix: important fix of a bug in the setup routine - please download and install this update to avoid possible problems!

Version 2.6.0(05.02.06)

  • Fix: capture problems under Windows 9x
  • Fix: improved compatibility to multi-user environments

Version 2.5.1(03.01.06)

  • Fix: internal changes to the setup routine

Version 2.5.0(30.11.05)

  • New: multi-monitor support
  • Fix: capturing transparent windows, shadows, OSD texts and other effects works now

Version 2.4.1(24.02.05)

  • New: easier license activation

Version 2.4.0(09.06.04)

  • New: setup system with data path configuration

Version 2.3.0(27.03.04)

  • New: configuration is stored in files instead of registry
  • New: removed support for INI file
  • New: setup can now install the product for the current user or all users and it can optionally create a shortcut on the Desktop

Version 2.2.2

  • Adapted version number to the new consistent scheme

Version 2.22

  • Fix: maintenance update with minor changes and fixes

Version 2.21

  • New: new license system
  • New: adapted to the look to Windows XP
  • Fix: minor changes and bug fixes

Version 2.2a

  • New: printer list is refreshed every time the printer tab is selected

Version 2.2

  • New: changed action "Edit" to "Send To" for greater versatility, email option and support for MS Word
  • Fix: time interval is now remembered correctly

Version 2.1

  • New: added file format: TIF
  • New: minor changes and updates

Version 2.02

  • Fix: problems with auto start fixed
  • Fix: minor updates

Version 2.01

  • New: Save As dialog remembers file type
  • Fix: small changes and updates

Version 2.0

  • New: added file formats: GIF, JPG, PNG
  • New: timer for automatic captures
  • New: changed registration system
  • Fix: minor changes, cosmetic enhancements and bug fixes

Version 1.62

  • New: portrait and landscape page orientations
  • Fix: minor changes and bug fixes

Version 1.61

  • Fix: problems with printer detection solved
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.6

  • New: HardCopy Pro now remembers selected printer instead of selecting the default printer every time it is started
  • Fix: minor changes

Version 1.51

  • Fix: correct handling of printer properties
  • Fix: improved recognition of Hotkeys
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.5

  • New: specification of default values and remote configuration with an INI file
  • New: dimension display during capturing
  • New: path of "Save As" is stored between sessions
  • New: improved network functionality
  • Fix: various improvements and minor bug fixes

Version 1.4

  • New: name of the program was changed to HardCopy Pro to avoid name conflicts with other products on the market
  • New: support for a second Hotkey for showing / hiding the HardCopy Pro main dialog
  • New: the tray icon is now optional
  • New: mouse cursor can be captured
  • Fix: bugs of Auto Crop routine fixed
  • Fix: various minor bug fixes and improvements

Version 1.33

  • New: capture mode "Active Window" added
  • New: setup can now be run from a network drive
  • Fix: capturing images from 256 color screens now works correctly
  • Fix: bug in detection of original color mode at 256 colors fixed
  • Fix: various minor bug fixes

Version 1.3

  • New: automatic cropping
  • New: unified mouse wheel support
  • New: new user interface for Adjust dialog
  • New: color mode "Black & White Inverted"
  • Fix: various minor bug fixes

Version 1.22

  • New: sequential save
  • New: copy and save in pixel size (instead of print size)
  • New: improved printer detection
  • Fix: various minor bug fixes

Version 1.2

  • New: some features added (improved cropping, change of capture mode)
  • New: mouse wheel support
  • Fix: minor bug fixes

Version 1.1

  • First public release of HardCopy

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