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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Can the iPod Nano 5th generation take screenshots?

I own a small iPod nano 5th gen that I really like. In order to try and troubleshoot a small, non-blocking bug that it seems to have, I would like to take screenshots on it - I would assume that ...
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Is there a way to get a screenshot / snapshot of a movie purchased on iTunes?

Using ⌘Shift3 or ⌘Shift4 won't work -- it will capture a grey window. (I think it is due to the video being displayed using the video card's video buffer). I think one way is to use an iPad and play ...
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Automator task to open screenshots in Preview automatically

I'm pretty new to Automator but it seems like it's possible - I just can't seem to get it to work. I'd like to be able to take a screenshot and then open it up in Preview for easy annotation. If it's ...
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Saving screenshots with name of title bar

On Windows I use GreenShots, which by default saves each screenshot with a timestamp followed by the name on the title bar. I'd like to replace the "Screen Shot DATE at TIME" with "YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS ...
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Screenshot Save Destination [duplicate]

I am constantly using the command-shift-4 command to take a screenshot, since it is so easy, but it will always save to my Desktop, and I like having my Desktop clean. It is becoming a hassle to ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Screen Shot problem — again

Judging by the comments to my question, I should maybe paraphrase my question. Original post below. The problem: If I take a screen shot on my Retina Macbook, with a display resolution of 2560x1600, ...
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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 need to take 500 screenshots at 325x200 over and over. How can I do this on a Mac quickly?

I could just do Cmd-Shift-4 and draw them out, but that would take forever and kill my hand doing that 500 times. Is there a screenshot app/utility out there for Mac that would allow me to set a ...
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How can I automate taking screenshots of 10,000+ pages?

I am using mac OS X El Capitan and need to find a way to automate taking screenshots of 10,000 or more pages. The problem with all current solutions is that the webpage requires me to login using my ...
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Can iOS be configured so apps do not create screenshots when the app suspends?

I notice in iOS, often times when I open an app, such as YouTube, the first thing that it shows is a screenshot of that app from one of the more recent things I was doing with the app. When I ...
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Screen capture / record iPhone / iPad [duplicate]

Short Question : Is there a mobile app or some desktop software I can use while my iPhone / iPad is connected to my Macbook Pro that will allow me to record a video of the screen ? Long Question : ...
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Recording both sound and video on my screen via my Macbook Pro?

So I learned that on the Macbook Pro, the default Quicktime Pro has the ability to record video from your computer screen. This is great, but it doesn't have the ability to record sound unless it's ...
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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 not appearing on desktop

When I take a screenshot with my Mac, the screenshots are not appearing on my desktop. Could the screenshot destination location have been changed on Mac? Is this a common problem?
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How can I reproduce this magnification effect for my own screen shots?

Does anyone know how to make the great-looking magnifying glass, shown in Apple's image, shown below? I really like the shadow! I'd love to know what software Apple uses for this.
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Can I capture a zoomed-in screen with the “Screen Capture” feature of OS X?

Sometimes I use the Accessibility -- Zoom gesture to zoom in on one part of my screen by holding down the CTRL key. But if I do a Screen Capture (using Command (⌘) + Shift + 3), the point-of-view of ...
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Non-Flash Screen Recorder

Currently, I use Jing on my Mac OSX with my team to make a short 5 minute screen recording (with optional voice record). Unfortunately, it doesn't save it in a format that can be viewed on iPads or ...
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Why Retina screenshots are twice as large as chosen area?

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? ...
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Can I detect Facetime screen shots?

Can I somehow know if the other caller is taking a photo (screenshot) while we are on FaceTime? I need to know if they are secretly taking photos of me.
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How do I take a screenshot in iOS without hitting the Home Button and the Power Button?

I would like to take a picture of this Apple Pay popup, while TouchID is active. However this seems impossible to do, since the TouchID sensor is also the home button, which prevents a screenshot from ...
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How do I find my screenshot directory (I already changed it)

How do I find my screenshot directory? I already know how to change the screenshot directory, because I did it a long time ago, but now I don't know what it is, because I've done it on several ...
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Very custom screen dimensions on OS X El Capitan

I'm trying to do a screencast with two screens side-by-side, each screen being square. Any tip might help. I could use two computers and stitch the recordings together. But I would have to set the ...
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Screenshot a specific dimension, by default [duplicate]

I would like to do a screenshot/grab of a specific size, is there a way to set this on Yosemite, or is anyone aware of a software tool/app to do this? I currently have to draw the shape, but often ...
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Where does a screenshot come?

I've a problem with my Mac Mini. Sometimes, from some time, it displays some glitches, or "graphical problems", for instance the screenshot below shows some bands in a part of the screen with black or ...
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How to create a video recording of a background window

I'm looking for some solution for creating a video recording limited to a single window, which continues to work even if that window gets partially or fully covered by other windows. All of the ...
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How to screen record higher than 1920x1080

I just made a new app that I'm selling, and I'm using a mp4 video on the home page of the sales site. It looks pretty fuzzy on retina displays: http://mapleapp.info I've been capturing this video ...
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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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Still shot from video on iPhone

I took a video with my iPhone 5s. I would like to print one frame of this video as a still picture. I tried taking a screen shot of it, but ended up with the menu on the top and bottom of the picture. ...
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How to take a screenshot of the same precise region with a key combo?

I have a certain location on my screen that I would like to take a screenshot of rather frequently for a project. Is there a way to set a key binding that would allow one to press a certain ...
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What is the Mac equivilent of ALT+PrintScreen? [duplicate]

I've just started using Delphi to create OSX programs. I'd like to be able to take a screenshot of just the currently active window on the Mac and save it to the clipboard. On Windows you press [Alt] +...
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Custom Screenshot Folder locations

I have already changed the location of my screenshots folder so it doesn't cause clutter on the desktop. What I am wondering is if there is a way I could break it down in to two locations so that when ...
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Using Automator to take a screen shot from Adobe Digital Editions, Page Down and repeat

Is there any way to have OS X's Automator.app repeatedly take screen shots of a book in Adobe Digital Editions? So me doing the task involves: Cmd + Shift + 4 space bar mouse click page down repeat… ...
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Recoreding the screen as seen by the user with Zoom enabled

Because of my impairment, I usually use the Zoom feature built into OS X, and I'm giving a presentation in which I'd like to show a video of how I use the web. To do so, I'd like to make a screen ...
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Can't record screen on Yosemite with quickTime Player

I'm trying to do a screen recording, but I'm having issues with quickTime player. Every time I press the record button and then click on my screen to record, it starts recording for a second and then ...
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Take screenshot of window on Mac without using spacebar then mouse click

I want to take a screenshot of a window on a mac. I'm currently using shift + cmd + 4 then space then mouse click. The process is very awkward, you got to do it in that order or you'll have to ...
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Screenshot of selected area with shadow?

Is it even possible? I understand it's possible for a window, when you press space after Cmd-Shift-4. I want shadow on my selected area screenshot, so it doesn't blend with the rest of the page/email/...
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Screenshots for iPhone 4/5/6/6+/iPad

I must attend to edit screenshots for an application, available on iPhone and iPad in 14 different languages. Each screenshot contains a text explaining the screen in all 14 languages. As each iPhone ...
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Change default screenshot format for iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8?

I would like to change the format of a screenshot from .png to .tiff. Is this possible? Moreover, is it possible to write a script or some equivalent that can automate screenshots on any apple mobile ...
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Overlaying/combining screenshots

I have sets of MacBook screenshots with essentially one changing element that I want to combine/overlay on top of one another to create ONE image (not combine into one PDF with multiple pages or ...
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Downscale a iMac 5K screenshot to 50% using commandline

Open the Screenshot in Preview Select “Adjust Size…” from the Tools menu Change the Width and Height to 50 percent of the original Change the Resolution to 72 pixels/inch I wish to do this on CLI ...
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“You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored”

Every time I take a screenshot, I get this error: You don't have permission to save files in the location where screen shots are stored. How do I fix it?
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Images from PDF to presentation: low quality

I have a PDF that has some embedded images, and for some reason I'm not able to extract them with wondershare PDF editor (they're not even seen as images). So I tried to make a screenshot with cmd+alt+...
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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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Correct Syntax to change default Screenshots and Screencapture save location? [duplicate]

I would like to change the default screenshot location for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 using Terminal. But this command is not working, where subfoldername = "name of my sub-folder" I want to store my ...
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Unable to do a partial screen recording on OSX with quicktime

I am using multi-screen: I am using the primary screen of my MBP plus two external monitors via displayport When I start the screen recording, it is the message I see on my screen I go on to select ...
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How to prevent the status bar from appearing in an iPad screenshot?

So if I have this image: And I don't want the status bar in the screenshot: What should I do? Is there an easy inbuilt way out to prevent that bar from appearing on all screenshots? If not, ...
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How do I post a screenshot from Mac OS X Lion on askdifferent?

How do I take a screenshot? On the other Mac I was using, grab was installed, but paying for screenshots seems excessive. System Software Overview: System Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63) ...
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Screen capture app that captures a window even when minimized?

I'm looking for a mac app that captures the screen (video) on specific app window (for example, Safari), and keeps recording what that window sees even when minimized to the dock for example. Or even ...
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How do I make multiple screen recordings with the exact same portion of the screen

I can only select the portion of the screen to record manually. I want them all exactly the same so that when the videos are played sequentially, it all lines up. I'm using quicktime and would ...
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Is there a built-in way to both save and copy a screenshot to the clipboard at the same time?

From what I've seen it seems like the basic hotkeys do not allow such a thing, besides if I use the following command on the terminal : screencapture -ci somepath/screenshot.jpg It only copies the ...