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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HD screen recording of iOS App

I'm struggling to record a high quality video of my iOS app. There are several similar questions out there, but my focus is on high quality. To my knowledge there are only two options to record a ...
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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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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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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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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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iOS Screen recording

I'm wondering if there is an Apple policy against screen sharing? My basic use case is similar to the mirroring feature from iPad to Apple TV, except I'm seeking to mirror the device onto a Mac (as ...
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I've taken a screenshot, how do I edit it? [duplicate]

I'm used to taking screenshots in Windows and then editing them before posting them (with MSPaint) How can I edit a simple image quickly on OSX? I took a picture of a P.O. and I want to remove any ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I take screen shots on DVD movies and protected content?

I saw this awesome movie that I watched on DVD and wanted to take a screen shot of it, but when I did, it was transparent. I could only see my desktop taken but not the movie. Is there a specific ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

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

I need to record me using an iPad while I am drawing on it (with Penultimate). I usually use ScreenFlow to record onscreen actions on my desktop Mac, so I need a way to display iPad on my Mac. Is ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I take a screenshot on my Mac?

What's the easiest way to take a screenshot of my Mac? I've used Grab.app, but it's a bit annoying just to get a quick screenshot. Is there a faster way?
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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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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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OS X: Is there an open source screen recorder?

I need a screen recorder. However, I try to avoid using closed-source software whenever possible except from major vendors like Apple and Skype. I am wondering, is there an open source screen ...
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Alternative to Windows Snipping Tool for Mac OSX

Is there something like the Windows Snipping Tool for OSX? For those, who don't know about the tool, it's an easy to use software to take snapshot of any portion of screen, and is really useful in ...
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How can I create iPhone screenshots without the lock button?

Is there any way to create a screenshot of an iPhone without using the combination home+lock button? Is there an app for jailbroken phones? Something else? I do not have a Mac; only Windows.
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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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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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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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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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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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Are iPhone screenshots geo-tagged?

When I take a picture using my iPhone's camera, it attaches the current location to the image in the metadata. Does it also do this for screenshots that I take?
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How can I capture a screenshot of an entire webpage in iPhone's Safari browser?

How to capture screenshot of entire webpage in iPhone's Safari browser like I can take in my Desktop with Help of Firefox Addon called Fireshot?
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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 ...