I would like to do a screenshot/grab of a specific size, is there a way to set this on Yosemite, or is anyone aware of a software tool/app to do this?

I currently have to draw the shape, but often start at the wrong place so have to go through the motions two or three times, when if I had a fixed size i could position it over the area to screenshot to make sure it is correct.

Unlike the related question, The exact position on the screen may differ as I'll be taking a screenshot of my own web site but the browser window might differ in its location.

I am open to all possibilities whether programmatically, workflow, app or website.

On Windows there is a tool called MWSnap that allows settings a default fixed area.


  • Do you have Photoshop? I'm thinking in terms of taking a 'whole window ' snap, which won't matter where it is, then using a custom crop job.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Dec 15, 2015 at 9:08

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A popular capture tool that I'm aware of is SnagIt. SnagIt does have an option for capturing a fixed region (pre defined size).

SnagIt isn't the cheapest of the capture tools out there... just a popular one (and I also use it frequently for work).