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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OmniDazzle alternative for modern Macs?

Is there any tool that runs on current Macs providing a flashlight effect to highlight a portion on the screen? In the past I've used OmniDazzle to create screen casts using this effect. On recent OS ...
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How do I change the location of macOS screen captures?

As a developer, I take a lot of screen captures. I often take screen shots to share with Stack Exchange members in chat. The problem is my Desktop is so cluttered with screen captures that they're ...
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How to take a screenshot when you are using screen sharing

I am accessing a mac using screen sharing. If I try to take a screenshot of a window using the built-in screenshot tool, I find that the screenshot consists of white background with shadow border as ...
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How can I paste a screenshot image from clipboard into a folder?

My screenshots go directly to my clipboard, which works for me most of the time, so I'm not trying to change that behavior. What I want to do is paste said screenshot into a folder of my choosing. ...
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How to record both screen and sound with Quicktime on El Capitan?

I'm trying to record both what's happening on screen and the audio being played by the applications. To my surprise, QuickTime did not record the sound. I believe it worked before in previous OS X ...
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6 sec audio delay when screen recording on iPad

When I do a screen recording on my iPad Pro generation 2, the sound that goes with the video is reliably delayed 6 seconds. This means that there's 6 seconds of silence, and that the last 6 seconds ...
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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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macOS Catalina: Whenever I attempt to take screen-capture via Terminal, I only get image of naked desktop background

Whenever I attempt to take a screenshot using Terminal (command: screencapture -is ~/Desktop/insertimagename.jpg), I receive an image of the desktop background. Despite taking a screenshot of programs ...
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Problems recording screen using ffmpeg

Since I do a lot of non-focused BS over the day I want to find out how much of it I actually do. Therefore I want to record my screen and finally or maybe directly make a time lapse of it. That's my X ...
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Mac (OS X 10.9.2) no longer saving screen shots

When I try to take a screen shot (Command + Control + Shift + 4) I hear the camera shutter sound but no image appears on my desktop. I Googled the problem and tried to change the saving location ...
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How do you do command-line video screen capture on OS X with libav?

On linux I can do something like: avconv -f alsa -i pulse -f x11grab -r 25 -s 1400x1050 \ -i :0.0+0,0 -vcodec libx264 -threads 4 \ -acodec libmp3lame video.mkv but of course the alsa and x11 ...
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Screenshots Disappear

Asking this question again to continue the conversation from https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8584343 . If you read the above thread, they say either to paste a script into Terminal or change ...
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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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How do I record the iPad screen with a Netflix video playback in progress?

I am looking for a way to video record my iPad's screen while a Netflix video playback is in progress. Is it possible to do while using the Netflix iPadOS app? Or do I have to use Chrome browser?
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How to record soundcard audio AND output to speakers with the BlackHole driver?

I have installed the open-source Blackhole driver on MacOS High Sierra and have set BlackHole 16ch as both the Input Device and Output device (e.g. via Option+click on the volume icon in the mac top ...
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How to extend the time that a screenshot remains on screen on macOS Mojave?

After taking a screenshot. The screenshot goes to the bottom right hand corner. It disappears after 5 seconds (yes I timed it). How can I extend this time?
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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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How to use screen capture UI standalone, to edit existing images?

When doing screen capture in MacOS, you get a pop up in bottom right corner. If you click on it, you get UI for simple edits on this image. Nevertheless, I love it! It looks like this But how can I ...
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OSX Launch Daemon for Periodic Screenshots

I'm trying to figure out how to create a daemon that will take screenshots every 5 minutes on OSX. The daemon with launchctl seems to run under a separate session so the screenshots I'm getting right ...
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AppleScript: start/stop QuickTime Player screen recording on timer

I would like to use an AppleScript which will tell QuickTime Player to start screen recording immediately and stop screen recording after a specified length of time (e.g. 60 mins). In my search so ...
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How can I highlight text on a screenshot using Markup in macOS?

When I take a screenshot in macOS Mojave, I get a handy screen with Markup tools to edit the screenshot. But I’ve never been able to get the “highlight” feature to work. I want to highlight text on a ...
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Create GIF from Screenshots

Hello everyone, I need to create a program to take a set of screenshots and converrt them into a GIF. I've currently got this code in Shell which works, but the output is quite choppy. cd "~/....
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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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Black line appears below screenshot when I paste it into Word

When I use the screen capture feature on a Mac desktop running Mojave 10.14.6 and then paste the screenshot into Word 2016 for Mac, a black line appears below the screenshot. I'm not using the shadows/...
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Automator workflow to screen capture a series of video links

My job requires me to screen capture recordings in Adobe Connect, using Camtasia. I would love to set up a list of urls for many of these recordings and have Automator cruise through them while I'm ...
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Is there an easy way to resize screenshot in macOS markup editor?

When you take a screenshot by pressing Command + Shift + 4, a preview pops up on bottom right. If you click it a program opens up, which I believe is called markup editor. Now in this program you can ...
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How do I use the Highlight Selection tool after taking a screenshot?

After taking a screenshot in macOS, I bring up the markup dialog (introduced in macOS Mojave) and try to use the highlighter tool, but it seems to do nothing. Am I just using it wrong? I'd like to add ...
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How to increase delay time for Floating Thumbnail of screenshot?

After several hours search to finding the solution I just find this question, but my goal is exactly the opposite of removing floating thumbnail. It's delay time is 5 seconds but I wanna increase it ...
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What's the ios app that gives you share options when you take a screenshot?

I remember taking a screenshot on my iPhone and being given additional options to share that page from the app, i.e. the app knew that I took a screenshot and proactively gave me the option of sharing ...
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Unable to take full screen screenshots “Your screenshot can't be saved”

I'm currently on Catalina 10.15.4 and recently started seeing a popup whenever I try to take full screen screenshots. A window pops up saying "Your screenshot can't be saved. Unable to capture window ...
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Every window is white when I take a screenshot

When I take a screenshot all pages and desktop items are white as the image below show. Launchctl dump: https://pastebin.com/em1K05Py But when I go to safe mode it works! Specs: MacBook Pro (17-...
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Automator: Take screenshot > Prompt rename > Add date and time to name

This is what I need to achieve: I take a screenshot Automator watches my Screenshot folder for a new file A prompt appears for me to rename the file Date & Time are added after the name I give it ...
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How to let screenshot show a mouse pointer on Mojave and Catalina?

I think in Mojave and up, we can press CMD Shift 5 to show a menu of what to capture on screen and the Options. There are options for a 5 second or 10 second timer, and one to "Show Mouse Pointer". ...
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How to grant Screen Recording permission to an Automator Quick Action

I've created an Automator Quick Action called "Screenshot" that uses the "Run Shell Script" action to run a script in my path, which uses Mac OS's built in screencapture command and then uploads the ...
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Manually enter “Where From” text for screenshot Metadata?

What I would love to be able to do, is the opposite of what this person asked about; I want to ADD the "where from" text (in my case, a URL I could copy-paste from a browser tab) for screenshots I ...
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Where are screen recording saved in macOS Mojave by default?

I made a screen recording as mentioned in this Apple's support article. Can someone let me know where are the screen recordings are saved after pressing "Done" and with what name it is saved?
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How to transfer video captured using quicktime screen capture to iphone without getting Failed to Save

I've been using CMD SHIFT 5 and Quicktime to capture video part of my screen along with audio and then attempting to send it to my iphone so that I can upload to Instagram. When I try to airdrop it ...
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How can you assign a custom shortcut to stop a QuickTime screen recording?

I am looking to record my screen using QuickTime on my Mac, but stopping a screen recording requires you to press ControlCommandEsc. I would like to know if it is possible to create a custom keyboard ...
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“Whiteboard” and screen recording apps

I work as a teacher (I teach math) and in this situation where schools are closed and are offering distance learning I need to record lectures and share them with my students. Since I need to show how ...
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Why is screencapture taking the screenshot of the desktop image and not the windows on top in Catalina?

Why is screencapture command only takes the screenshot of the desktop image and not the windows on top in Catalina? I keep on trying on Catalina compared to High Sierra or Mojave where this is not ...
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Create MacOS style screenshots with drop shadow using Imagemagick

How do I add the drop shadow to any image with imagemagick to create the same effect that the screenshot on MacOS adds to screenshots when screencapture shadow is true? Before and after pictures are ...
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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

I recently got a retina display MacBook, and all my screenshots (via ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+3 or ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+4) end up being twice the size compared to how they appear on-screen. How can I stop this from ...
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Can I have macOS prompt for the filename of a screenshot?

I like the native screenshot functionality that comes with macOS. I know one can configure the folder location and even filename prefix of each screenshot, but I would like to use a dedicated shortcut ...
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Automating screenshot workflow

I am looking for a way to launch Preview on my Mac automatically, whenever I take a screenshot to my clipboard. I use "cmd + shift + 4" most of the times, then open preview, then hit "cmd+n" which ...
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Screenshot the 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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how do I get 1080p resolution when screen recording an iPad Pro?

I have an iPad Pro 10.5 inch with an advertised resolution of "2224 × 1668 px". However, when I do a screen recording using Quicktime Player of the iPad, I get a much lower resolution. How do I get ...
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New screenshots/files not visible in Finder in Catalina, well visible when using a file manager like Nimble Commander Pro

I've set the permissions to the 'screenshots' folder 'read & write' for all users in the list. The screenshot app is added to have full rights on the drive in the settings... I don't understand ...
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Screenshot Folder Actions

Ideally, I would be able to take a screenshot and paste the image directly into iA Writer. Since iA Writer doesn't store images, however, this is not possible. In order to not have to manually drag ...
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Remove “AM” and “PM” Suffix on screenshots

When I take a screenshot I have the default file format as "Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 4.24.34 pm". Is there anyway to remove the AM and PM from the end? For what I do it is very annoying to have this ...
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How can I take a screenshot of the app switcher in macOS?

Pressing Cmd + Tab brings up the application switcher in macOS. I'd like to take a screenshot of this view. I've tried: Opening the app switcher with Cmd + Tab, holding Cmd, and then pressing Shift ...

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