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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iPhone 4 (and 4s) won't take a screen shot. What should I do?

After owning an iPad for a couple of years, last week I purchased my first iPhone. I've been well aware of the feature where you press the power button + Home key, and iOS will take a screenshot of ...
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“You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored”

Every time I take a screenshot, I get this error: You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored. How do I fix it?
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How can I change the resolution on my Mac to 720p (1280x720)?

I'm looking to record some screencasts, and 720p (1280x720) seems to be the best choice for the resolution. It's supported by video sites like YouTube and Vimeo as one of the standard "HD" ...
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Images from PDF to presentation: low quality

I have a PDF that has some embedded images, and for some reason I'm not able to extract them with wondershare PDF editor (they're not even seen as images). So I tried to make a screenshot with ...
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Random shutter sound

Every once in a while I hear a loud sound from my Mac. It sounds like either a camera shutter or a keychain lock/unlock. It all started a couple of weeks ago. I fear something is snapping shots of my ...
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What's that site that frames screenshots in iPhone/iPad/Mac stock photos?

Late last year in 2012, someone had launched a site that let you upload screenshots (or any image really) and it would embed them into nice stock photos of a Apple phone, tablet or laptop/desktop. It ...
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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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Creating a professional looking screencast?

I'd like to create a professional looking demonstration of my app, just like this. I have captured a video using ScreenFlow, but I'm not how to add title screens where I want, like for example in the ...
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Quicktime record screen without the overlay

I'd like to record part of my screen, but the QuickTime screen recorder dims the rest of the screen while it records (the gray in the screenshot below). How can I turn this dimming off so I can use ...
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Correct Syntax to change default Screenshots and Screencapture save location?

I would like to change the default screenshot location for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 using Terminal. But this command is not working, where subfoldername = "name of my sub-folder" I want to store my ...
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Unable to do a partial screen recording on OSX with quicktime

I am using multi-screen: I am using the primary screen of my MBP plus two external monitors via displayport When I start the screen recording, it is the message I see on my screen I go on to ...
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How to prevent the status bar from appearing in an iPad screenshot?

So if I have this image: And I don't want the status bar in the screenshot: What should I do? Is there an easy inbuilt way out to prevent that bar from appearing on all screenshots? If ...
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Where does Quicktime store its screen recordings?

I was recording my screen whilst giving a presentation. Instead of stopping the recording cleanly I closed the lid of my laptop. Later, when I opened it again, the recording had stopped, but there was ...
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Can't find screenshot maker that meets particular requirements

In Windows, ShareX did all of what is listed below. In MacOS, I can't find a single tool that would do all this. I tried all applications from alternativeto.net Here are the requirements: Contains ...
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Tool to quickly hide/blur/redact text in as screenshot?

I've captured a screenshot and I want to share it (on stackoverflow actually :), but I need to blur/hide out a couple words in the screenshot. Is a there tool to quickly do this?
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How can I make a screenshot (printscreen) on my Macbook Pro using Windows 7?

How can I make a screenshot on Macbook pro using Windows 7? The keyboard does not include a special key for this function.
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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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App Recommendation for automatically stitching screenshots together on iOS

As per this marvellous screenshot on another question, is there an App available (preferably an iOS app, but a Mac OS X one might do) that will take a series of screenshots that are produced by taking ...
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How do I use screencapture for capturing floating windows?

I am trying to automate the periodic capture of a floating window. Specifically, of the floating 'Current Call' window which is used by Skype when the main window is off-screen. By googling, I found ...
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What makes a .screenflow file so large? Is it possible to compress the data?

I'm using Screenflow to record some FaceTime interviews. It's eating up my hard drive! A 30-minute very low quality video is 6 GB!! The screen (MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011), the microphone voice, and ...
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How do I post a screenshot from Mac OS X Lion on askdifferent?

How do I take a screenshot? On the other Mac I was using, grab was installed, but paying for screenshots seems excessive. System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) ...
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Screen capture app that captures a window even when minimized?

I'm looking for a mac app that captures the screen (video) on specific app window (for example, Safari), and keeps recording what that window sees even when minimized to the dock for example. Or even ...
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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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How do I make multiple screen recordings with the exact same portion of the screen

I can only select the portion of the screen to record manually. I want them all exactly the same so that when the videos are played sequentially, it all lines up. I'm using quicktime and would ...
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What is the correct way to take screenshot for the Mac App Store Submission?

I wanna submit my app to the mac app store. Mac App Store is asking for the screenshot of the dimensions 1280x800, 1440x900, 2880x1800 or 2560x1600. My samsung display does not support this ...
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How can I get a high-quality screen capture on a mac?

⌘ + Shift + 3 The screen capture shortcut on the Mac is one of the most useful tools I know. It grabs the screen and neatly places a .png file onto your desktop. But is this the highest quality ...
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Is there a built-in way to both save and copy a screenshot to the clipboard at the same time?

From what I've seen it seems like the basic hotkeys do not allow such a thing, besides if I use the following command on the terminal : screencapture -ci somepath/screenshot.jpg It only copies the ...
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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

I recently got a retina display MacBook, and all my screenshots (via ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+3 or ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+4) end up being twice the size compared to how they appear on-screen. How can I stop this from ...
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How to record a screen film of an iPad?

I would like to record a screen film of my iPad. If possible, I would like to include my spoken comments. How can I do that ?
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Quicktime Screen Recording doesn't work in Lion

When starting a new Screen Recording in Quicktime Player in Lion 10.7.3, as soon as I click record I get this following error message: Here's a video demonstrating the issue: http://db.tt/CROyXgIt ...
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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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Is there a way to capture part of a screen in full screen mode?

I am playing a game that's called Bookworm on the Mac, and it runs in full screen mode. If I press ⇧ shift+⌘ cmd+4 to capture part of the screen, it won't work. Usually, I can press space and click ...
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How do I take an iPad screenshot that includes a picture of the iPad border around it?

I know how to take a normal screenshot with my iPad, but I'm looking to see how people on the internet are able to show content on the iPad in a picture that has the physical border of an iPad. Do ...
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Is there a way to capture the current cursor image in OS X

I'm trying to report a bug where the cursor shape matters. The two easy screen capture methods exclude the cursor: Command-Shift-3 The Applications->Utilities->Grab program With grab you can set a ...
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“Evernote Premium” text is hovering on my screen, despite Evernote app being closed

I have some text hovering over my screen, in all my spaces, for at least the past 2 weeks. I cannot recall when this started. And, unfortunately, I do not know how to replicate it. Several attempts ...
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AppleScript in OS X 10.10 to Resize Safari window and take Screen Shot of that window and repeat with multiple sizes

I would like to build an AppleScript Application that when run will do the following: Open up Safari and navigate to a specific URL, or a line delimited file, or CSV. This is not required but would ...
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Best way to stream video from iPad or iPhone to Macbook ?

I am planning to create some app tutorials (screencasts) using Screenflow on my Macbook The apps are iPhone and iPad apps so I want to show the live app in the tutorial and mix in other aspects ...
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What methods are there for making a screencast from an iPad 2 or 3 with iOS 5?

I need to find a way to output, or possibly make an internal recording of, a screencast of everything on the iPad screen, so that I can record demonstrations of an app my company is developing. Of ...
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OmniDazzle alternative for modern Macs?

Is there any tool that runs on current Macs providing a flashlight effect to highlight a portion on the screen? In the past I've used OmniDazzle to create screen casts using this effect. On recent OS ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot of a dashboard in OS X?

I'm using a Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ 5 command to take a screenshot of a desktop, but it doesn't work if I switch to the dashboard. Is there any way to take a screenshot of dashboard elements?
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Quick Time screencast slows down my gameplay also size too big

I recorded few of the videos in past with quicktime. Size of those videos is too big (~5GB). I have a macbook pro 15-inch retina version. For cutting down the size I am using HandBrake. With that a 2 ...
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On a Retina Mac, how to capture a non-retina screen capture video

I need to make videos of my screen for tutorials and other documents. The problem is I'm on a retina mbp which means they get captured at 2x resolution. I can scale them down to 1x but then they look ...
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How to separate photos by category and setup synchorinzation

There is my issue: I have several photo albums like Camera roll and Photo Stream. (Default) Next, I create iPad Wallpapers folder and Screenshots folder for actions (store wallpapers and store ...
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Is there any way to upload screenshots directly to FTP or image hosting and give me the url?

Is there any application for screenshots that could upload directly to FTP or any image hosting site and just give me the URL? I come from the Windows world, where I got used to FastStone Capture, ...
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Export compressed videos from quicktime screencast / screenrecording

I create quite a few screencasts to show colleagues how to do more complex tasks and share bugs that i am finding. For this I use the File > Screenrecording feature in quicktime. Once im done ...
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How to Repeatedly capture fixed screen region to sequence of images

I need to repeatedly capture a fixed region from each of a sequence of web pages to a series of images that I can then compile to a PDF. Ideally I could just navigate from page to page and press a hot ...
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Screen Recording - NO COMPRESSION

I'm looking to record my screen similar to how Quicktime does it, but I need zero-compression, since I need the pixel colors to remain correct. Basically, I need a automated series of screenshots, if ...
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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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What screenshots are actually required for submission?

I am confused. The apple guidelines say things like: If your app indicates that it is optimized for the iPhone 6, at least one 4.7-inch screenshot is required. Up to four additional screenshots ...
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Export MOV to MP4 with Quicktime on Yosemite

I have a screen capture of my computer screen using QuickTime's Screen Recording feature, but that it saves too an MOV format. I'd like to export it too MP4, is that possible without installing ...