Customizing snapshot options

Before taking snapshots of video, you can choose the file format and folder location of your saved snapshots, and enable the printing of an overlay on the snapshot image that shows the camera name, timestamp and user name.

What you should know

To customize snapshot options:

  1. From the Security Desk home page, click Options > Video .
  2. On the Video options page, set the following options:
    • Location: Click to hide description
      The Windows folder path where exported video files and snapshots are saved. The default path (in Windows 7) is: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Genetec Security Desk version#\Vault.
    • File format: Click to hide description
      Choice of supported file formats: BMP, JPG, PNG and GIF. The default file format is PNG.
    • Write camera name and timestamp: Click to hide description
      The date, time, and camera name are stamped on the snapshot image.
    • Write user name: Click to hide description
      The First and Last name of the user are stamped on the snapshot image. If the user does not have a first and last name, their Username is stamped on the image.
  3. Click Save.