This is a known issue, but I do not understand why the screenshot taken on my retina-MBP always has doubled size as compared to area chosen for screenshot:

If I choose 100x100 (as OS shows - of what? pixels? - on "get info" they do not provide, only shows "dimensions") area I get 200x200 which upon scaling becomes more blurry than original picture.

My questions:

  1. Do all retina users always get these doubled screenshots?
  2. How can I take a screenshot of the same size as the area I choose?

I found a lot of "resizing" solutions, but is there a way to take a screenshot with "original size" without resizing the resultant screenshot?

1 Answer 1

  1. Yes - that's the way it's coded/engineered
  2. No - you'll need to post process the images using a tool that's designed to automate this or use Automator to make a service to resample the images.

I like Skitch and Napkin for processing retina images, but there are many others.

  • thanks for the answer, could you please comment about "additional issue" I added to the question - it is very important for me, because I feel I cannot work effectively on Retina.
    – Ilan
    Feb 10, 2016 at 19:04
  • Let's revert that edit and ask a separate question with just that pixelmatr issue, @Ilan . We strongly prefer one question per question but since yours were a bit easy - I tried for letting both run the first time. You can click on the edit link and see the text to copy/paste and then tag/edit the new question...
    – bmike
    Feb 10, 2016 at 19:11
  • If you believe this is a separate issue and the question will not be marked as duplicate I will be glad to ask another Q.
    – Ilan
    Feb 10, 2016 at 19:22
  • Go for it @Ilan - you're asking how to use pixelmator - not at all what this post is covering :-)
    – bmike
    Feb 10, 2016 at 19:54

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