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I would love to have a way to grab a screenshot to clipboard (via commandshiftcontrol4) and then paste it into Gmail on Chrome without it being so fuzzy.

I do NOT want to save the screenshot (and run a folder action or whatever) and I do NOT want to launch a separate app that will save multiple versions of my screenshot.

Is this possible?

This thread describes a promising shell workflow, but when I tried it my results were either extremely blurry or completely garbled.

My current procedure, after copying, is to

  1. Open Preview
  2. Create a "New from Clipboard"
  3. Tools > Adjust Size...
  4. Change Resolution from 144 to 72 ppi
  5. Copy & Paste

This gives the desired result, but is cumbersome.

I was hoping there was a way to do this through AppleScript, but Preview's dictionary is empty.

  • Try the grab tool's dictionary. Might be something there. It is just a simple screenshot tool... – bret7600 Aug 29 '16 at 20:23
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    Possible duplicate of How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots? – tubedogg Aug 29 '16 at 20:30
  • @tubedogg That question focuses on handling screenshots saved to disk. I am looking for a clipboard-only solution. – Dan Aug 29 '16 at 20:34
  • @bret7600 Sorry, where is the "grab tool"? I don't see a dictionary from Script Editor. – Dan Aug 29 '16 at 20:35
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    I commented on the script workflow in the other question with a command that should work. – tubedogg Aug 29 '16 at 21:13

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