An image or video taken by a computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually, screen capture is a software process where the image is captured as it is intended to be drawn but can also include traditional recording using a camera ...

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Why does iPhone capture screenshots as PNG?

Is there a reason for iPhone to save screenshots taken as .PNG instead of .JPG? Screenshots won't have transparent background anyways.
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How to screencapture just the active display in a dual monitor setup?

When I use ⇧+⌘+3 to take a screenshot with my laptop connected to a external monitor, it output a couple of images, one for each display. Is there any way to take the screenshot of just the active ...
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Place screenshots on Desktop on Display 2

How can I do to tell the system that every time that takes an screenshot place it on Desktop, but on Second Monitor? It only must be placed on Display 1 when Display 2 won't be available.
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Recording iPad screen using QuickTime

I need to record a demo on my iPad's screen where I narrate what's going on but I also want the sounds from the iPad to be in the video. It seems that choosing the Mac Built-in Mic option causes only ...
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how to do screen+audio recording when mac is muted?

I want to record a video+audio on hangout (not sure if on the web or on an app) while i'm in another meeting. I saw this tutorial using quicktime: ...
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Altering screenshot filename

When taking a screenshot using the keyboard shortcut shift+command+3 it yields a screenshot with a filename of Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 3.25.36 PM.png. I would like to make a change so that the ...
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To record screen of iPad in OSX Yosemite with sounds

I connect iPad with lightning cable to my Macbook air which has Yosemite. Both has the newest softwares. I start Quicktime and press File > New Movie Recording. I eventually stop it. I watch the ...
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Screen shots shortcuts disabling themselves (Yosemite)

I use screen shots all the time (Cmd+Shift+4 ftw). But suddenly, I'll go to take a screen shot and the shortcut doesn't work. I go into System Preferences > Keyboard and see that ALL the screen shot ...
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How to find the coordinates of a png within another png

I have a screenshot of my entire desktop, taken with Command-Shift-3. I also have a much smaller screenshot of an icon, taken with Command-Shift-4. My goal is to find the (x, y) coordinates of the ...
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9:41 am on iOS Simulator screenshots?

I know that it's possible to record the screen on Yosemite and take screenshots that have 9:41 am. Is this same functionality possible with the Simulator?
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Why screenshot of same content appears more saturated on iPad 3 retina vs. Macbook Air LCD?

When I scale a screenshot of the same image from my iPad 3 retina to that on my MB Air the resulting image appears more saturated (unsure if it's a uniform saturation). Why does this happen? Can I ...
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Re-directed screenshot location via defaults file doesn't work

I'm sure everyone knows about the standard changing default location where captured screenshots are stored. A simple sudo defaults write com.apple.screencapture location <enter path to folder> ...
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OSX Screenshot App: Can't change screenshot file format

I can't get the MacOS screenshot app to change the file format. I've tried to change the settings with $ rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.screencapture.plist $ defaults write ...
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How do you capture the screen with accessibility features turned on?

I'm trying to take a screenshot of my screen with Accessibility display features "Invert colors" and "Use grayscale" enabled, but the resulting screenshot images do not have any of the visual ...
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How do I import from a mini DV camera without using the tape?

I want to set up a multicamera interview situation and direct stream the content from cameras to hard drives, without running mini DV tapes . I am running Mavericks 10.9.3 on a macpro, 10.9.4 on a ...
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Screen Capture on Retina MacBook Pro at a Lower Resolution?

I use Command+Shift+4 to capture screenshots on my MacBook Pro with a Retina display. I'd like to paste these captures immediately into another app I'm using. The problem I'm encountering is the ...
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screensaver that takes a screenshot

I'd like to make my screensaver look just like an unlocked desktop. The idea would be to take a screenshot just before activating the screensaver, and use that screenshot in the screensaver. Has ...
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Quicktime Player10.2 screen capture produces only green screen; movie ok

I've tried the 5 things listed below including both direct and reboot method of permission repair, culled from several sites. None of these changes QT capture from green to screen in the Quicktime ...
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Screen recording on iPad 1: what are the options without jailbreak?

AppStore requests a demo video for my app, but at the moment all I have is an iPad 1 with iOS 5 on it. They don't accept a video recorded in a simulator. Buying a newer iPad is one obvious option, ...
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How to pick a color with DigitalColor Meter?

I want to pick a color from screen using the DigitalColor Meter. However, I cannot seem to lock the mouse. How am I supposed to use this tool?
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Add overlay text to App Store screenshot?

I am looking for a way to add text to my App Store screenshots for iOS. An example of what I'm looking for would be the Google app screenshots on iOS. There are many ways to add a device border, ...
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Pausing screen recording in old Quicktime 10.0 (131)

Running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on an "Early 2009 iMac", I seek a screen-recorder able pause/unpause during recording. Post How do I install QuickTime 10.1 on Snow Leopard? says Snow Leopard comes with ...
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Does a good GPU increase the quality of Quicktime screen captures

I am on a MacBook Pro Early 2010 (Core 2 Duo, NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB) and I don't have access to a more powerful Mac to test this. I have been wondering if Quicktime screen capture supports ...
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Screenshot file much larger dimensionally than original

So I take a screenshot of an area with Command+Shift+4 but when I open the screenshot file in Paint X, the image's dimensions are far larger than the original area. Is there any way to take a ...
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Rename screencapture program

I would like to rename the "screencapture" utility triggered with the shift+cmd+3 keys, in order to take screenshots from a program that recognizes and disables this utility. Specifically, I want a ...
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Remove “AM” and “PM” Suffix on screenshots

When I take a screenshot I have the default file format as "Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 4.24.34 pm". Is there anyway to remove the AM and PM from the end? For what I do it is very annoying to have this ...
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Is it possible to make screenshot of a panel window

For example I want to make a screenshot of a panel window "Fonts" in Mail. But I can't do it, because panel window is hidden when its parent app is not in foreground and to make screenshot of it, I ...
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Mac (OS X 10.9.2) no longer saving screen shots

When I try to take a screen shot (Command + Control + Shift + 4) I hear the camera shutter sound but no image appears on my desktop. I Googled the problem and tried to change the saving location ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot in Recovery Mode?

Or, anywhere outside "userspace?" For example, the login screen, or in Single User Mode.
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Where is the screenshot property list now located in Mavericks?

Previously, the screenshot property list could be found at: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.screencapture.plist In Mavericks, this file no longer exists. In the past, I used to be able to manipulate ...
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Screen Shot or convert an ArtPro file using Automator

I am attempting to turn an ArtPro (.ap) image into a pdf, but I can't find any existing or downloadable actions to do anything other than open a .ap file. Because of this I have resolved to Screen ...
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Recording a Screenscast a webinar?

What are some good options for recording a screenscast or webinar? Often, but not always, they are delivered by goto meeting and are quite often put on during horribly inconvenient times for our ...
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Is it possible to take a video screenshot (screenshow?) of what's occurring on a Macbook Pro's screen?

I've got an unusual situation which I cannot explain. I thought to take a video of what I'm seeing on the screen, but realized I didn't know how to do that. Is there a way to take a video of the ...
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Screen capture utility no longer saves to Desktop

In the last few weeks, screen capture stopped working on my MBP. Well, partially. I can still capture to the clipboard with command + control + shift + 4, but if I try to do a standard capture to a ...
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screencapture as a service doesn't work in OS X 10.9.2

I have updated to 10.9.2 and looks like it has broken my image uploading script. It starts with a shell command: screencapture -i /tmp/last_screen.png It should take a picture of selected area. ...
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Taking a screenshot of a tooltip

I am attempting to take a screenshot of a tooltip that appears when a user hovers over it, and immediately disappears upon any key press or cursor movement. Unfortunately, this means the typical ...
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Is there any tool that will make it dead-easy to quarter the size of an image (i.e., de-Retina it)?

Problem: when I take Screenshots on my retina mac using the built-in screen capture tool and attach them to certain tools (Outlook 2011, HipChat, etc.), they are enormous. Usually to get around this ...
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OS X: is there any (area selection) screenshot tool that can upload to Imgur?

On Windows, I was spoilt by the fantastic Greenshot, a superb (and free) screenshot tool that had among its many features, uploading to Imgur.com. I currently use CloudApp but I've reached my 'limit' ...
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How can I take a screenshot while holding down the control key?

I'd like to screenshot a drag operation on OSX (I'm using Mavericks). Specifically, I need to do the following: Hold down the control key Begin the drag Take a screenshot release the mouse button ...
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Free screen grabber for OS X

I'm looking for an app that lets me capture a rectangle, puts it up to an image bin, and puts a link to the image into my clipboard. Dropbox does this, with one problem: it doesn't link to the image. ...
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Retina BMP bug workaround

I have faced a bug in Mac OS X Mavericks on Macbook Pro Retina. It is either rare or just Retina guys never work with BMP, because the only related link I've found is this one: ...
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How can I disable the screenshot sound on iPad?

How to get rid of the screenshot sound on iPad? (iOS 7) I have tried muting the iPad but it doesn't work.
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Take screenshot and copy its file path to clipboard

I want to have the file path of a screenshot to be available in the clipboard to paste it directly into some text. Greenshot on Windows can do this in just one keyboard shortcut simultaneously taking ...
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Screen video capture application OS 10.5.8 (Leopard)

Are there any freeware/shareware application to make a screen videocapture compatible with OSX 10.5.8?
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Any way to get a Screenshot of entire webpage WITHOUT repeating elements?

i use Snagit for Mac (Techsmith) to capture screenshots of entire web pages (they call it "scrolling capture") successfully. -BUT- on occasion, there are some webpages that do not wanna ...
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Screen captures of windows larger than screen

Is there a way to capture a screenshot of a browser window / webpage which is larger than the MacBook Air (1366x768) screen it's displayed on? I need to have captures of how a site displays in a ...
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How can I take a screenshot from all monitors with screencapture or other tools?

I wanted to use screencapture to take a screenshot of all monitors from within a script, but this only seems to capture the main monitor. How can I use screencapture or any other tool callable from ...
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Screen Capture tool that allows me to use keyboard?

There are many screen capture tools, but every tool I've tried expects from its user to click and then drag the area to capture. Is there a tool that allows me to use the keyboard for both ...
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Automate taking a screenshot of specified area

I am trying to use automator to take a screen shot of a specified area. Though I can only find the option of taking a screenshot of a windows or the entire screen. Is there a option to to this with ...
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Quicktime screen recording creates a green movie

I tried creating a screencast on my OSX 10.8.5 MacBook pro, using QuickTime. This has worked before, but when I try it now I get: The problem happens both on an external screen and on the retina ...