New in Window Clippings 3: Perfect shadow-less windows

Most people using Window Clippings seem to appreciate its ability to perfectly capture the shadows produced by Windows itself.

shadow

 

Some people however prefer to capture windows without shadows. This is often preferred in print publications. Although this was supported in previous versions, Window Clippings 3 now also perfectly captures the way that windows are rendered without shadows instead of just cropping the shadow from the image.

no shadow

 

Contrast that with this image produced by Window Clippings 2.1 and your eye should be able to pick up the difference. The image above appears softer and more natural because that’s exactly how Windows renders it. This one however appears to have rougher corners.

no shadow 2.1

 

If we zoom in this becomes somewhat clearer. In the following image the window above and to the right was captured with version 2.1 and the window below it with version 3.

compare

 

Of course the alpha channel is there if you need it.

alpha

2 thoughts on “New in Window Clippings 3: Perfect shadow-less windows

  1. Leo Davidson

    Hadn’t noticed this yet. Really nice.

    I usually like the shadows but in some situations they add unwanted padding and mean the screenshots don’t line up with other images, so having good-looking shadow-less windows is groovy.

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  2. Steven

    Interesting. With Window Clippings 2, I never really thought anything important was missing. Yet with all the improvements you’ve come up with in version 3, I wonder how I didn’t miss such incredibly useful features. Kudos!

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