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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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Screencapture keeps dedicated graphics active

When I use the screencapture tool on it turns on my dedicated graphics (Radeon Pro 560X) and when I finish the system doesn't switch to Intel graphics and consume my battery faster.Any idea how to ...
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Copy screenshot to clipboard in addition to saving the file

Within OS X 10.11.6, the Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ 4 key combination saves a screenshot to the desktop by default. Is there a way to automatically copy the file to the clipboard (in addition to saving the ...
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How to take a screenshot on Mac while keeping the aspect ratio of the capture area

I know I can open the Screenshot tool by pressing cmd + shift + 4. I can drag the mouse around to specify the area I want to take a screenshot of, but I am wondering how I can keep the width and ...
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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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Easiest way to convert a retina screenshot into standard resolution?

All screenshots taken on a MBP 2015 (retina, default resolution) has a "resolution" of 144x144. When we upload those images to forums, they are usually stored as 72 DPI, hence the actual image ...
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Capturing screenshots on macOS Sierra is very slow

Capturing screenshots on the Mac has gotten very slow recently. It used to be nearly instantaneous but now it is taking more than 10 seconds for the image to appear on the desktop. I seem to recall ...
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Why doesn’t screen capture videos doesn’t show up in Video app or any other video players in iPad?

I’m using the built in screen capture to capture videos. They only seem to show up in the “Photos” app under “Videos” section. I really don’t like the Video player (with frames and stuff at the bottom)...
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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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Keyboard shortcut (almost) never works for Automator service

I have bash script that creates a screenshot in a given directory saved as an Automator service. I've then assigned ⇪⌘2 from System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services. The problem is that ...
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Quicktime record screen without the overlay

I'd like to record part of my screen, but the QuickTime screen recorder dims the rest of the screen while it records (the gray in the screenshot below). How can I turn this dimming off so I can use ...
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iOS App Store screenshots iPhone Xs Max

For screenshots of your app to be submitted on App Store Connect, do they need to include the four dots, clock, Wi-Fi, & battery level indicator on the top and the bar at the bottom? Top 132 px: ...
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cant record screen with QuickTime or cmd + shft +f5 or any other software on mac

Mac Os Version: Mojave 10.14.4 QuickTime Player Version: 10.5 Every time I would try to record screen with QuickTime, I Would get Operation Stopped There is not enough available space to ...
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How can I record the screen and the rear camera on an iPhone simultaneously?

I've seen many apps that can record the iPhone screen and the front camera (facecam) into a single video. It embeds the facecam into a corner of the iPhone screen recording. I want an app to record ...
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How to screen capture a second desktop in Mac Mojave?

If I call screencapture -R460,250,350,500 ~/Desktop/screenshot.png from the command line, is there an option or way to tell it to take a screenshot of Desktop 2, rather than Desktop 1?
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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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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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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 ...