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Running minimized

You may notice that if you close the application, it asks you whether you would like to quit or just minimize to tray. The following dialog appears:


If you choose Minimize to tray, Annotate keeps running in your tray. If you need to use Annotate next time, just click its icon in the tray.


The icon also offers a context menu – you can e.g. take and immediately be ready to annotate a screenshot from there.


Annotating screenshots

You can use annotate to easily annotate screenshots. Just press Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen key combination and start drawing rectangles and adding text over your screen. When you are done, press the "Done" button, or hit Ctrl+Enter while editing annotation text. Annotate then loads the screenshot containing your annotations.


Annotate! is ready to annotate a loaded screenshot. You can see another instance of Annotate! running in the screenshot. Annotate! allows you to run multiple instances of the application.

Cropping screenshots You may often want to crop your screenshots, to annotate e.g. a single application window. To crop a screenshot after you have pressed Ctrl+Alt+PrintScreen, define the crop area while holding down the Ctrl key.

Annotate Expert also offers you to perform a “Real crop” by opening only a portion of the image for annotation after you have created a crop while holding down Ctrl key in main Annotate window.

After you click the green checkmark icon, Annotate! loads a new image containing only the cropped area. When annotating screenshots, you can save the screenshots under a new name by pressing Ctrl + S or clicking the save icon (disk symbol) on the left. A file name selection dialog then appears, allowing you to choose the file name to save your annotated screenshot.

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