Also, if you choose Shift-Command-4 instead of Shift-Command-3, you can choose which window (including the lovely shadow) to capture. As you hover over each window, it will highlight to indicate that it will be the only thing captured. If you add Control into that key-chord, then the screenshot goes directly to the clipboard, not the desktop as a file.
Furthermore (RTFM?) hit spacebar after Shift-Command-4 to select the
entire area of the frontmost window beneath your cursor, then
mouseclick to capture it.
On Thu, 9 Jul 2015 19:25:59 -0400, Walter Lee Davis wrote:
Also, if you choose Shift-Command-4 instead of Shift-Command-3, you
can choose which window (including the lovely shadow) to capture. As
you hover over each window, it will highlight to indicate that it
will be the only thing captured. If you add Control into that
key-chord, then the screenshot goes directly to the clipboard, not
the desktop as a file.
As previously mentioned I suspect command-shift -4 will do what you want Kelly as it will grab the selected window for you.
Two application that I use all of the time for screen shots are;
Layers (http://wuonm.com/) which grabs the screen and saves it as a layered PSD. From there you can move elements around, add and remove items and generally mess with reality until you’ve a perfect ‘screen shot’. It looks like the product isn’t sold anymore but search the Mac App Store for “ScreenShot PSD” which looks like it does the same thing and is free! Whoop!
PageLayers (http://www.pagelayers.com/) is very much like Layers (above) but can save a web page as a fully layered PSD file. I use it all of the time to quickly grab existing site designs, edit them to suit the desired brief and send the client a JPG of the changes to approve. It isn’t perfect (text is rendered as a bitmap) but even so it saves me hours in comping changes and visuals for approval.
On 10 Jul 2015, at 14:04, RavenManiac wrote:
That’s a really nice app and I already have the Envelopes app from the same company, which I use almost daily. Now, I just need to wait for it to go on sale. Perhaps a MacUpdate bundle.
Grab (I’m pretty sure it’s in Utilities on all Macs, though it may be part of the developer tools) will let you take a shot of a selection, a window or a screen. The nice thing about it is that you can select whether you want the pointer to be displayed, and what style of pointer you want. You can also do a timed selection which is useful if you need to interact with the application in some way.
If you just want a window then yeah, hitting space after you do the Command-Shift-4 combo will toggle between selection and window - just hover over the window to select which one you want to grab.
Also, just to add – you can hold Control with the above shortcut to save the shot to the clipboard if you’re pasting it into something else, like an email.
If you want to take a screenshot of a particular size then Ember or Snapz Pro X are your guys.
… I’m just amazed why people are looking for an app in order to replace a common Cmd+Shift+3 (full screenshot), Cmd+Shift+4 (drag for selection screenshot) or Cmd+Shift+4 > Spacebar (selected screen shot).
Sometimes Cmd+Shift+3 or 4 just isn’t enough. SnapZ offers a ton of options to change file formats, resolution, size, file location, etc. These options can really help streamline activity in many situations. SnapZ also provides the best motion+sound capture I’ve ever found in a relatively inexpensive package.