Allow number of digits generated by ${NUM} to be customized


[Easily to verify and replicate ...]

The ${Num} only allows 6 digits. It does not allow a place to change it on the non-Expert version, such as the TAB:Output/SECTION:Preferred Output File Settings, like a counter-box to enter an integer – for size of Number-Field.

You can change it if you click on Expert, because it defaults to 6 on the last tab. But, I tried that multiple ways, and changing it did not affect the size of the ${Num} field on the filename created for the output.

This is very easy to verify and to replicate. PLease fix by allowing a field to set ${NUM} size and maybe allow the setting of where it starts (such as 1000, 100, 0, etc.).

David Fullerton, a new loyal and (possible) convert from PicPack


Windows10, stable version, latest version


Jens Klingen
November 1, 2020, 4:20 PM

Thanks for your feedback. It actually works as designed, but the label in the expert settings is maybe not concise enough. (Maybe that’s the reason why the option in there )

This setting is meant to be used to reset the number (e.g. if you want to start with 000001 all over again), not to control the number of digits.

I’ll change this to be a feature request instead.

David F
November 2, 2020, 3:10 AM

Yes, both different starting bases (0, 1000, etc.) and ability to alter sizing (more or less field size) would be very nice.

In closing, your response was perfect, Jens. Thank you for the consideration, David.

PS – I love Greenshot, leaving PicPack for it.




David F