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Questions tagged [screen-capture]

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 or other device to record a display physically and not mathematically.

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Take screenshot of screenshot with AppleScript

I want to open an image on the desktop with the 'Quick Look', then screenshot it, and then open the new screenshot to take another one of it. In resume, I want to know how to screenshot an image that ...
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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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Export MOV to MP4 with Quicktime on Yosemite

I have a screen capture of my computer screen using QuickTime's Screen Recording feature, but that saves it to an MOV format. I'd like to export it to MP4. Is that possible without installing anything ...
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AppleScript basic date/time format and filename

I'm trying to wrap my head around AppleScript. I have a simple project to capture screenshots every several seconds and save them to a folder. I found this helpful script on GitHub: https://gist....
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macOS Mojave: Command + Shift + 4, screenshot not getting saved anymore

When I press Command + Shift + 4 and take a screenshot, the screenshot shows as a thumbnail at bottom right of the screen. If I continue working, the screenshot is not saved. I have to double-click ...
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screenshot showing dimensions 2880x1800 but resolution 144x144

I am trying to take some high quality screenshots on my 13" MBP for a website - they need them to be as high resolution as possible (at least 1000px wide) - when I take the screenshot (command+shift+3)...
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The + key takes a screenshot on Mac

When I press the + key my mac is now taking a screenshot. Pressing the + key on the numeric keypad does not do this. This just started happening and I can't figure out how to debug this to ...
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How to capture audio with Quicktime Screen Recording

I need to create a bunch of screencasts for my work. I was going to use Quicktime to do this but when I choose "New Screen Recording" to do this, the audio is never captured. How can Quicktime be ...
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I modified the 'com.apple.screencapture.plist' file and now my screenshots don't save

In Terminal, I executed the following lines: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/ killall SystemUIServer But try as I might, my screenshots never save to the Desktop. In fact, ...
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What is the correct way to take screenshot for the Mac App Store Submission?

I want to submit my app to the mac app store. Mac App Store is asking for the screenshot of the dimensions 1280x800, 1440x900, 2880x1800 or 2560x1600. My samsung display does not support this ...
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Screenshot entire web-page

In macOS, one can easily get a screen capture by using key combination Command + Shift + 4. But, are there any keyboard shortcuts that can scroll a webpage or any other pages and get the screen ...
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Unable to take screenshot in MacBook using shortcut shift+command+3/4

On macOS I type the key combinations: shift+command+3/4 While taking the screenshot sound is audible but the screenshot is not getting saved in desktop or anywhere. I have searched in spotlight and ...
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How to disable screenshot option shortcut in Mojave CMD+Shift+5

Using Skitch, I now get duplicate screenshot options. I want to disable the screenshot shortcut option in macOS Mojave. How do I do this?
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iPhone screen recording without red bar suddenly appeared on my phone

This morning I woke up to a notification on my iPhone saying that the current screen recording session was stored to my camera roll. I didn't do any screen recordings lately (definitely not last night)...
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Move iPad Screenshots to an album

I have an iPad Pro, and I'm wondering if there is a way to auto save a screenshot from my iPad to an album name e.g.: iPad Pro Is there an automated way in iOS that I can do that for only my iPad? ...
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Change Date/Time format in the Screen Shot filename?

By default, screenshot files are saved with names like this: Screen Shot 2016-07-12 at 1.07.34 PM.png The date format is great, but the time format annoys me because it doesn't sort automatically. ...
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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. ...
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Quickly save Screenshot in MacOS Mojave with keyboard Shortcut

In MacOS Mojave, when I take a screenshot with CMD + SHIFT + 4 (so this isn't a normal screen shot, it's a screenshot of a little part of my screen), it takes several seconds before it's saved. ...
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Screenshot thumbnails can't be dragged to most applications

I am running Mojave (10.14.2). Since the introduction of the floating screenshot thumbnail, I have been unable to drag these thumbnails to most applications, with few exceptions such as Telegram and ...
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Show cursor in screen shot

Is it possible to take a screen shot, using hotkeys, where the cursor will not disappear? I am making a short tutorial and it would save me time to have the cursor present, as opposed to post-...
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Screenshot with cursor

I used to take tons of screenshots that included the cursor with SnapzXPro. It’s stopped working in past OS releases requiring a patch, but has stopped again and I’m not sure Ambrosia is paying much ...
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macOS sierra 10.12 screen captures - how to edit system files?

Is there a possibility to edit the following files in macOS 10.12 Sierra: /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemUIServer.app/Contents/Resources/German.lproj/ScreenCapture.strings and ~/Library/...
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In what cases iOS stops screen recording on its own?

I tried making multiple sessions of screen recording on two devices, each recording its own screen: iPhone X and iPhone 5S. The result was that recordings on 5S were in several cases shorter than on X,...
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Change location of screenshots mac

Right now they default to desktop, and I followed instructions found here. It works up until I shut down the computer; I was wondering if there was a permanent solution?
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How to capture a high quality screeshot in 1920 x 1080?

I want to make 1920 x 1080 screenshots of the entire screen, but there's no 1920 x 1080 option in the Displays menu. There's a 1920 x 1080 option on SwitchResX, but when I select that one, the text ...
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Can we capture a screenshot of vim window using Terminal?

Let's say I have a file called hello.py. # File: ~/hello.py print('Hello') print('Stack Exchange') I would like to get a screencapture of hello.py when opened in vim editor as the ~/hello.png. Need ...
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Record screen iPhone during setup assistant

Using the screen recording method of connecting my iOS device directly to a MacOS system and recording through quicktime - is it possible to record the setup assistant? Or is recording only capable ...
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QuickTime Recording - Unable to record the active program

Likely a simple answer, but I want to use QuickTime to record so that I can provide instruction using another program. However, when I attempt to open QuickTime within that program, it minimizes/...
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Annotation/Highlight doesn't work in Apple Preview

I have a screenshot. I want to highlight some parts of it. The highlight icon is disabled; the Tools > Annotate > Highlight Text is greyed out. Why? And how can I highlight easily on my ...
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Why paste from screenshot into Mail will save as TIFF format?

I use ⌃⇧⌘4 first, then I paste it into Mail, when I double click the image that I pasted, it is TIFF format. I try to change the screenshot format to png, it works. But when I change back to jpg or ...
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Screenshots don't write file

The screen shot shortcuts ⌘ Command ⇧ Shift4 or ⌘ Command ⇧ Shift4 do not write a file. The latter shows the cross hair and let me define an area but that's it. Copy to clipboard works for both ...
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Multi-Output Device: include my microphone in QuickTime screen record

I was able to create a multi-output device included is Soundflower and my headset. In Quick Time; Soundflower is selected to record the other party's audio. In a meeting; I am able to record the ...
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Change the duration for the screenshot thumbnails

macOs Mojave introduced screenshot thumbnails. Is it possible to change the thumbnail duration? (The settings for the screenshot app do not provide this feature).
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Change screenshot destination on Touch Bar Mac (macOS Sierra) [duplicate]

I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and when taking a screenshot, I get the option to choose the location on the Touch Bar. However since I'm using my computer in clamshell mode, I can't ...
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How do I change the location of screen captures?

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 ...
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Any screen recorder with 'replace' feature like Voice Memos app

I'm working on tons of teaching videos. However, It'll be perfect if I can record these videos without having many editing processes after recorded. So, Are there any applications to record the ...
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Can I record my Mac screen via a keyboard shortcut?

I trade futures and other things, which requires me to be watching a number of things very closely while I'm actively considering or managing a trade. I'd like to be more diligent about documenting ...
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Can I have my screenshot files written immediately in Mojave? [duplicate]

In macOS Mojave, whenever you take a screenshot a small preview thumbnail will appear at the bottom-right of your screen, and then it will go away on its own. I have noticed that the .PNG screenshot ...
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How to screen capture audio from multiple programs into Quicktime via Soundflower

I'm trying to set up Soundflower with Quicktime so I can screen record with audio coming from a microphone and multiple programs at the same time. I'm using a MBP with a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, I ...
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How do I take screenshots of the Touch Bar?

How do you take a screenshot of the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros? Specifically, I need a way to take a picture similar to using Grab or the shortcut Cmd+Shift+3.
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Can the iPhone XS or iPhone X record screen at 1080p via QuickTime?

I need to record some gameplay of my app at 1080p, and I am considering buying an iPhone XS or iPhone X to do so. I currently record the screen of my iPhone 7 via QuickTime for better quality, and ...
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Shortcut/app to capture only the content of a window in a screenshot?

System Software Overview: System Version: macOS 10.13.6 (17G3025) Kernel Version: Darwin 17.7.0 I would like to capture only the content of a window, without the menu. In other words, I ...
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How to check which process took a desktop screenshot on macOS?

I heard a shutter sound when pressing the ▼ (down arrow) key on (lock screen) login page. I heard it again 10min after login, when using the same key again. And then heard it no more, even when ...
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Screenshot of a single window comes up blank

I followed the instructions here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361 How to take a screenshot of a window Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair. Press the Space bar. The ...
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Turn Off macOS Mojave Screenshot Preview Thumbnails with defaults write command

I'm reading this article, it works. But how can I turn off macOS Mojave screenshot preview thumbnails with defaults write command? I just don't know the key value to use.
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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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iPad screen record video downloaded from icloud: audio not playing

I screen recorded my iPad 2018 in form of a video with the microphone on so that my voice can be recorded. The video capture went well and I can see and listen to the video. I then downloaded this ...
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stop screenshots being preview bottom-right [duplicate]

When I screenshot in macOS Mojave 10.14 the screenshot doesn't go straight to my folder, it goes to the bottom-right of my screen first. How do I disable this behaviour? I want the screenshot ...
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How can I hear my iPhone's audio while recording its screen on my mac using QuickTime Player?

I know how to record my iPhone's screen on my mac using QuickTime Player (while the phone and mac are connected via lightning cable), but when I do that, my phone's sound goes off. I even installed ...