Window Clippings 3 is here!

I’m very happy to announce that Window Clippings 3 has been released! It supports many new features and improvements that allow you to take that perfect screenshot with ease. Although there are many new features in this release I have worked very hard to make this version even simpler to use.

I’m still working on the documentation. You can visit and browse through a growing collection of tutorials and other documentation. In the meantime here is a short list of some of the new features in no particular order:

  • Perfectly capture elevated windows
  • Automatically capture active window or active applications
  • Capture maximized windows
  • Capture Windows taskbar, Start menu, jump lists, etc.
  • Create freehand and elliptical selections
  • Much better support for popups, menus, etc.
  • Support sending screenshots to OneNote 2010
  • Save to disk action improvements
  • Copy to clipboard action improvements
  • Add watermarks to screenshots
  • Resize screenshots
  • More powerful image processing
  • Custom file naming
  • Create favorites of your preferred settings
  • Command line capture
  • Support lower color depth display configurations
  • Alpha blending capture improvements
  • Installer

Please give it a try today:

As I mentioned before, I’m offering a free upgrade to anyone who bought a 2.x license in the past. I’m hoping to get those emails out this week some time, but if you’re in a hurry or changed your email address just let me know.

27 thoughts on “Window Clippings 3 is here!

      1. Kenny Kerr Post author

        I had hoped to release a few actions for popular site such as Flickr, ImageShack, Facebook, etc. but ran out of time. The plan is to get some of these into the 3.1 release.

  1. Joe McBride

    Thanks for the update to Window Clippings! I really loved the feature of being able to resize the selection window via dragging the sides. Is that feature coming back or was it removed on purpose?

    1. Kenny Kerr Post author

      Thanks for the feedback. The selection surface was completely redesigned for this release and that feature just didn’t get done in time. I’m sorry about that. I’ll try and get it into the next release.

  2. Kelden

    Thank you for the new version. Got the license.

    How can I close WC?
    And how can I prevent it from starting again when I start windows?

    1. Kenny Kerr Post author

      If you don’t want Window Clippings to run in the background or run at startup simply clear the options on the Startup tab in the Window Clippings application.

      1. Kelden

        It would be great to have an icon in the notification area without automatically setting WC to autostart with Windows.

  3. Kelden

    After killing WC and renaming the folder, I cannot start WC again.
    I deleted the settings file and when I start WC, I get the windows “Thanks for installing…” and then I get always


    1. Kenny Kerr Post author

      Please send all error reports to Microsoft – that way I can look into them as soon as they arrive.

      Also, what do you mean you renamed the folder? If you delete the settings file then you will get the Welcome/EULA prompt again.

      1. Kelden

        I extracted WC from the MSI on my desktop and after starting it, I recognized that the folder name was wrong. I killed WC and renamed the folder. Now I cannot start WC again.
        I wanted to test if I can use it on my USB stick without installing it.

        After the crash, I get 2 options:
        “Check online for a solution and close the program”
        “Close the program”

        There is no reporting.

      2. Kenny Kerr Post author

        Oh I see. I recommend you actually use the MSI to install Window Clippings properly and then copy the files from the Program Files folder. You can then uninstall Window Clippings and run it from a USB stick. It just requires more than just the wc.exe file to run. There are seven files in total. As for the settings file, if you move it into the same folder as wc.exe then Window Clippings will use the settings file in the local directory rather than creating one in your profile. In this way you can run Window Clippings from a USB stick without requiring an installer. If it can’t find a settings file it will create one in your profile again and will prefer to use one found in your profile so make sure you’ve removed it.

        As for reporting any errors, you can configure Windows to send reports automatically. Alternatively if you click “Check online for a solution and close the program” it should send the error report.

    1. Kenny Kerr Post author

      Support the 3rd party actions is coming in the 3.1 release. I decided to get the core product out sooner so that I can get some feedback on it and then focus on exposing this to developers.


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