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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

34
votes
3answers
8k views

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.
33
votes
8answers
239k views

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 ...
26
votes
5answers
64k views

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?
23
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I take a picture of the login screen?

I've seen quite a number of login screen screenshots. I've tried Cmd + Shift + 3, but to no avail. How do I take a picture of the login screen or the boot screen of OS X?
21
votes
5answers
5k views

How do I take a screenshot without the shadow behind it?

If I take a screenshot with Shift ⇧ + Command ⌘ + 4 + Space, then I get one of the two images: Either way the saved image is surrounded by the shadow halo. I could then edit it out by hand (using ...
20
votes
7answers
12k views

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 ...
19
votes
7answers
18k views

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 ...
19
votes
2answers
694 views

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?
18
votes
6answers
3k views

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 ...
18
votes
3answers
569 views

How does one make screen captures?

How to do beautiful print screens, with shadows on the border, like this image:? Is the shadows automatic? A Mac tool? or do I need to manipulate the image in other programs like Adobe Photoshop?
13
votes
4answers
3k views

Save screenshot with my own name

When I save a screenshot I want to be able to specify any name I want (and maybe destination directory). Sharpshooter for mac does this, but it's a ridiculous $15. Cheaper alternatives?
12
votes
8answers
13k views

Are there any “App Store quality” apps for creating animated GIFs from a series of image files?

I searched the App Store for "animated GIF" but the only returned app was one to convert a movie file into an animated GIF. I need to go the other way: I have a series of screenshots taken of an app ...
11
votes
6answers
4k views

Screen video capture application

I am Looking for a program that let's me capture screen videos on Mac OS X. I am requesting it for these two use cases: Capture of a webcam. It should allow capturing only the webcam App window. ...
10
votes
7answers
2k views

Changing the default screenshot filename

Is there a way to change the default screenshot filename prefix (the Cmd-Shift-4 type screenshot) to something other than the default? The default name looks like this: Screen Shot 2011-08-30 at ...
10
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
9
votes
12answers
5k views

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 ...
9
votes
4answers
957 views

How do I change the location of screen captures on 10.5?

As a developer, I take a lot of screen captures. I often take a lot to share with StackExchange members on chat. The problem is my desktop is so cluttered with screen captures that they're now ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

How do I change the location of screenshot in OS X Lion?

The old method that works for Leopard/Snow Leopard doesn't work any more on Lion: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/kamus/Pictures/snap Has something changed or does anyone ...
9
votes
3answers
5k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
4k views

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?
9
votes
5answers
12k views

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" ...
9
votes
1answer
3k views

Quicktime records a green screen

When I record a screen with a standard QuickTime Player functionality, I get a completely green video. I'm using Mac OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, and a Retina MacBook Pro 15". Does anybody know what is ...
8
votes
3answers
457 views

There is an app that can do screenshots in MacOSX Lion, what's the name?

There is an app that can do screenshots in MacOSX Lion, what's the name? It comes from the OS, not a 3rd party app.
8
votes
4answers
31k views

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.
8
votes
1answer
1k views

How I can save a screenshot of an iPhone application?

I want to take a screenshot of an iPhone application to share. I have an iPhone 4.
7
votes
9answers
30k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

What app is this screenshot from? Is it only a mockup?

This screenshot was posted by somebody in my Twitter feed on the day Steve Jobs died. It was the author's tribute to him. He received many @replies asking what app this was, but nobody received a ...
7
votes
2answers
9k views

How can I combine multiple screenshots in Skitch?

With Skitch, I often find myself wanting to take screenshots of different parts of the screen, annotating them, and combining them into one image. I could use a separate program for this last step, ...
7
votes
8answers
8k views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

Easy way to take a screen shot that's NOT color corrected?

My displays are color calibrated every other month or so with a hardware calibration tool. When I take a screen shot of a profile aware app, such as photoshop or lightroom or some web browsers, I ...
6
votes
2answers
395 views

How to take a screenshot of the same precise region with a key combo?

I have a certain location on my screen that I would like to take a screenshot of rather frequently for a project. Is there a way to set a key binding that would allow one to press a certain ...
6
votes
3answers
17k views

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 ...
6
votes
4answers
563 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
8k views

Fixed region screen capture on Mac OS X?

I use both Windows and Mac OS X on my work/home computers, and on Windows I love SnagIt, because it allows me to capture fixed regions of the screen: I select a resolution (for example, 500x400), and ...
6
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
6
votes
5answers
2k views

How can I take a larger screenshot on my iPhone?

I would like to take a screenshot of an entire web page in Mobile Safari, not just the part that's visible on the screen. I'm running iOS 5 on an iPhone 4, but I'm pretty sure this functionality isn't ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I make crisper screen shots on MBP Retina?

So we all know that the Retina has a double density screen. As such, when I take screen shots they are 144ppi instead of 72ppi. These are great when I am looking at them in Photoshop, but if I paste ...
5
votes
10answers
12k views

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 ...
5
votes
6answers
3k views

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, ...
5
votes
2answers
5k views

Is there any way to get rid of the sound made when a screenshot is created?

Obviously other than muting the computer. I just want to create a screenshot without having that "camera sound" come out. Is there a way to disable this sound?
5
votes
1answer
313 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How can I get `defaults write com.apple.screencapture` to change screen capture location in Mountain Lion

I used to be able to set the key location under com.apple.screencapture to change the save location for the system-wide screen capture facility. This doesn't work for me anymore -- screenshots save ...
5
votes
1answer
170 views

What screen capture tools can copy the image path to the clipboard after a snap?

Can anyone recommend a screen capture tool that can: save a capture as a file, and... copy the path to that file to the clipboard? The first part is easy, but I can't find a utility that does the ...
5
votes
2answers
4k views

Can I get system sound along with QuickTime Player screen recording?

In Lion, Quicktime can do screen recordings. Is there a way to capture system audio also and then sync the two tracks into a movie with both system video out (The screen) and system audio out? I own ...
5
votes
7answers
12k views

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?
5
votes
5answers
7k views

How to record both screen and sound with Quicktime on El Capitan?

I'm trying to record both what's happening on screen and the audio being played by the applications. To my surprise, QuickTime did not record the sound. I believe it worked before in previous OS X ...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
716 views

Is it possible to take a screenshot in Recovery Mode?

Or, anywhere outside "userspace?" For example, the login screen, or in Single User Mode.
4
votes
1answer
261 views

Is there an easier keyboard shortcut for taking a screenshot on OSX 10.5?

I'm running OSX 10.5 and was wondering if there is an easier way to make screenshots which save to clipboard? I know I can use: CMD+CTRL+SHIFT+4 However this is hard on the fingers.