How to Capture Screenshots of Drop Down Menus, Pop ups That Loses Focus

You can capture a screenshot of an active window by using the Print screen function from keyboard or use a screenshot software. But what if you need to capture a screenshot of a dropdown menu or a window that loses focus when you try to capture the image ?

Potato screen capture is a tiny utility (1mb) that lets you capture screenshots of drop down menus, pop ups and user generated events that loses focus when you try to capture them. After the screen capture is complete, you can send the screen capture to an email address using the built in email client. It also supports uploading the screenshot to Imageshack or your own server through FTP.


The built in functionalities are cool which includes capturing an active window, object and region through a hotkey (F7). You can also magnify or zoom a small area and take the screenshot. It lets you save the image in PNG, JPG, GIF, TIF and BMP formats. The user interface is extremely simple and anyone who needs to capture screenshots of dropdown or rollover menus which quickly loses focus – Potato screen capture is the answer.

The software works with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. And here is a video demo of how potato screen capture works

There is Aviary and Kwout – two web based options to capture screenshots and Pickpick – a portable screen capture tool, but none of them support capturing screenshots of drop down menus and popups. Also check out Scenegrabber – which lets you capture screenshots from movies and videos.

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