How to: Fix the Magenta torn-edge in Hypersnap screen caps

If you use Hyperionic’s Hypersnap 6 to do screen captures, you’ve doubtless run into the horrible MAGENTA torn-page effect. Here’s what happens: You use the stamp effect to “tear off” the bottom of a screen cap. Looks great in Hypersnap, but when you add it to your document, the edge is magenta. Yeah, that’s right. It’s MAGENTA!!!!

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Here are a couple hacks around this known issue. Both of them are kludgy but they seem to work.

Solution 1:

  1. Click the down arrow next to “Background/Transparent Color” and select magenta. (Yah, I know. Just do it.)
  2. Click the down arrow next to “Background/Transparent Color” and check “Make it transparent.”
  3. Click the down arrow next to Stamps and select “Torn Edge – Bottom.”
  4. Save as PNG.
  5. Now you can drag the PNG file from Windows Explorer into your target document. Don’t try copying it directly from within Hypersnap. Don’t try saving it as JPG. Do these exact steps and it works.

Solution 2:

  1. Click the down arrow next to “Background/Transparent Color” and select magenta.
  2. Click the down arrow next to “Background/Transparent Color” and check “Make it transparent.”
  3. Click the down arrow next to Stamps and select “Torn Edge – Bottom.”
  4. Select the entire image.
  5. Click Image > Shadow > OK.
  6. Save in any format (JPG, GIF, PNG).
  7. Now you can copy+paste the image or drag the saved file into your target document. Yes, it’s got a big ol’ dropshadow, but at least it’s not magenta.

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