4.3.2. Saving Images and Screenshots

VoceVista Video can take screenshots from any part of the user interface and save them as image files.

Click on FileSave Image to open the Export Image Dialog:

Export Image Dialog

Figure 4.45. Export Image Dialog

This dialog has two main sections. On the left side in the Export Area section you specify what you want to save, and on the right side in the Output Images section you specify where you want to save it, and under which name.

Export Area

In this section you control if the entire VoceVista Video window is saved, or if only parts of the interface should be saved. If you choose to save only selected views, check those views that should be included. VoceVista Video will export the smallest rectangle that includes all selected views, so in same cases that views may be implicitly included. You will see a yellow frame marking the selected area in the Overtone Analyzer window.

Image Size

This field shows the size in pixels of the saved screenshot. You can change the size by resizing the exported windows, by selecting different views to be exported, or by clicking on the Set Size button.

Set size

This button allows to set the size of the exported area by adjusting the size of the main window. First select the views to be exported, and then click on the Set Size button to enter the desired target size. VoceVista Video will attempt to resize the main window such that the exported views fit your requested size.

Output Images

This section determines the location and name of the exported image file.

Output Folder

Select a folder where the image will be saved. If you check the box use location of current recording, the image will be saved in the same location in which the current audio file is stored.


Enter the name of the current screenshot. If you check the box use name of current recording, the name of the image will be derived from the name of the current audio file. If you save multiple screenshots, a number will be appended to the filename so that each file has a unique name. VoceVista Video will not overwrite existing files.

send image as email

If this is checked, VoceVista Video will attempt to compose a new email in your email program with the saved screenshot as an attachment. You still have to specify the recipient and the other content of the email before you can decide to send it. Sending images as email only works if you use local email client (such as Microsoft Outlook, or Mozilla Thunderbird). It won’t work with web-based email clients that you use through your browser (such as Gmail).

You can avoid having to explicitly check the send image as email box by using the Send Screenshot email keyboard shortcut (which by default is Shift + F12).

Export Now

This will save the selected output image immediately.

Export with Hotkey

This button will store the current image export settings and close the dialog. Now whenever you press the Save Image hotkey, a new screenshot will be saved into the output folder. By default, the hotkey is F12, but you can change that in the keyboard options dialog. You can check the include mouse cursor option to include the mouse cursor in screenshots that are saved with the hotkey.