You need to install Soundflower in order to run it on El Capitan. El Capitan requires kext to be signed in order to load them. This one gets its kext installed in /Library/Extensions/.
This is due to System Integrity Protection
Then, you have to create a multi-output device with: Audio MIDI Setup.app, which is found in /Applications/Utilities/ :
I know this is an old question - but I can never find this information when searching for it (just the information in the accepted answer to turn it off globally), and end up just trying random keys each time.
If you hold Option while clicking (after doing the Cmd-Shift-4, Space dance), the saved screenshot will not have the drop shadow.
I'm unsure if this ...
PNG is not only useful for allowing transparency: PNG is a lossless format, while JPEG uses a lossy form of compression. Also PNG does compress screenshots pretty well (unlike camera photos, which is why Apple uses JPG for those).
More info if interested:
Also, A technical overview of what PNG is good for is worth reading (it's basically one of the main ...
You can disable the shadow added when capturing an entire window by executing the following command from the Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool TRUE
You'll need to reboot or restart the UIServer for the changes to take effect:
You can undo this preference and re-enable shadows by executing the ...
You can do this using the screencapture CLI:
screencapture -T 5 -C ~/Desktop/screencapture.png
Define a delay using -T <seconds>. Use -C to capture the cursor too.
Add -i to capture interactively. This uses the normal capture region selection available from ⌘⇧4, however you can combine this with -T to add a delay so that it captures the tooltip in ...
Sounds like a permissions problem. If it’s a bug I suspect it will be fixed in a future macOS update. Not much help, I know.
Until then, you have to peek behind the curtain:
Unsaved recordings are stored at ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX/Data/Library/Autosave Information/
The file will be called Unsaved QuickTime Player Document....
Skitch can do this quickly. See?
Just click the blur button in the side bar and draw over your image to obscure things.
Please note that this app saves files to Evernote by default which can be a problem for sensitive content. You may want to disable it by not signing into your Evernote account or by making the following setting changes:
Set Sync -> ...
looks a lot better than this:
OK, so I had to crank the JPEG compression quality way down to make the compression artifacts that obvious, but the point remains — a PNG screenshot shows exactly what you see on the screen, whereas a JPEG screenshot is always a little bit lossy (yes, even if you crank the quality up to 100).
If you have ffmpeg installed, it is quite easy to do it
ffmpeg -i input.mov output.mp4
If you don't, install it as follows:
Press Command + Space, type "Terminal" and press enter/return key.
Run this command in the Terminal app:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
and press enter/return key.
If the ...
When I try to take a screen shot (Command + Control + Shift + 4)
That's the problem. The shortcut to put a screenshot on the desktop is just Command + Shift + 4 (or 3). Don't press the control key; when you do, it copies to the clipboard instead. That's why you're not getting a file on the desktop.
You can use Preview in two ways:
Use the Annotation tool to draw a filled rectangle over the area you want to hide. You can select the fill color.
Use the Selection tool to select the area you want to hide and then cut it. The area will be replaced by a gray area (or whatever color is set as window background in Preferences/General).
From this article by OS X Daily:
The new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has replaced the standard Escape and Function keys with a little dynamically changing screen called the Touch Bar. Some Mac users may wish to take a screenshot of the Touch Bar, perhaps for developing, testing, or sharing purposes, similar to screenshotting displays on any other Mac or ...
Here is the most convenient solution
(Taken from http://www.quora.com/How-can-I-get-my-retina-Mac-to-not-take-screenshots-that-are-too-big and modified a bit)
Use OsX embedded Automator to downsize screenshots automatically after they taken.
Create a "Folder Action"
At the top of the window, where it says "Folder Action ...
You can SSH into another Mac and use screencapture in the shell.
Enable remote login in the sharing preferences on the other computer
sudo screencapture ~/Desktop/screenshot.png
Another option is to use screencapture:
-o disables shadows, -i captures an area, and -c copies the image to the clipboard.
This would use a timer of 5 seconds and save the image to a file:
screencapture -oi -T5 /tmp/screencapture.png
Run screencapture -h to list all options:
$ screencapture -h
screencapture: illegal option -- h
Changing the prefix part of the names
defaults write com.apple.screencapture name "My Screenshot"
Changing the format of the names
sudo cp $f $f2
sudo chown $USER $f2
plutil -convert xml1 $f2
Use the timer option in the new screenshot popup app.
Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ 5
Select Capture Entire Screen on the left & 5 seconds from the Options menu
During that 5s countdown, hit Cmd ⌘ Tab ⇥
The resulting image will contain the switcher [intentionally tiny picture]
Interestingly, whilst composing this answer I discovered you ...
As of OSX Sierra, it's here:
In there, there is a container/package/directory called Unsaved QuickTime Player Document.qtpxcomposition that contains a Screen Recording.mov file with the actual video. You can copy-paste that mov file wherever to save it permanently.
You can ...
None of the answers above helped me, but I discovered the my case:
Shift + Command + Control + 4 saves the screenshot to the clipboard.
Shift + Command + 4 saves the screenshot to a file on Desktop.
So if you're using the first short-cuts, you have to manually open a photo editing app and paste the image, but this can be done automatically with the second ...
This is quite easy to do.
The Built in Screencapture has a command line option to capture a rect area. This is a rectangle with a screen coordinate point, width and hight,
We can use this in an Automator.app Service workflow and then give the service that it creates a hotkey/shortcut in the keyboard services system preferences.
First we create ...
Terminal command to change screenshot save location:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location "/path/to/new/location"
Put your desired screenshot path between the double quotes as it is required if any spaces exist in the location path! Locations without a space will still be executed properly.
Example path with a space in new path:
On High Sierra I faced the same problem, which had Google Backup & Sync as reason of failure (as Robert answered before). Instead of completely quitting Google Drive & Sync, I could also solve this problem via:
Go into System Preferences
In the left sidebar, choose "Finder"
Disable Google Drive Extension
I figured it out. I have the latest mac, that comes with the Touch Bar. So I noticed that when a press command+shift+4 (without the control, so it should save directly to the desktop) my Touch Bar shows this:
So, as you can see, it was saving to the Clipboard, instead of the Desktop (I probably did this by touching the Touch Bar unintentionally). Then, if ...
This is how I handle it. It's convoluted, but it works, and doesn't interrupt my screen-grab -> paste workflow wildly... I just screengrab, call an alfred workflow, and then paste.
CMD-CTRL-SHIFT-4 will capture a section of the screen. That section is copied to the OSX clipboard. Then I launch a script in terminal to save the clipboard contents to a ...
Are you running Dropbox? It has a "feature" that grabs screenshots, copies them to a folder called "Screenshots" in your Dropbox folder and then puts a public URL for the file on your clipboard.
Look for "Screenshots" in your Dropbox folder.
Safari now has a ScreenCapture feature built-in, as explained in the article Full Page Screenshots in Browsers:
In Safari DevTools, select a node, right-click, and you'll see Capture Screenshot in the context menu.
There isn't a keyboard shortcut AFAIK, but it is available without additional third-party software. To capture the entire page, you would ...