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Screen Capture Utilities for Macintosh

Macintosh tools and utilities for making screen shots and capturing portions of the desktop and application windows.

Capture a Screen Shot with Mac OS X
Mac OS X makes Mac Screen shots easy. Here's a summary of all the shortcuts you can use to capture an image of your computer desktop or an active window using Mac OS X.

SnagIt for Mac Review
SnagIt for Mac is a premium screen capture tool based on the powerful SnagIt for Windows which has been a screen capture leader for many years. See if the Mac version stacks up in Ian's review.

Screen Shot Tips & Tricks
Tips and tricks for making better screen shots.

TechSmith Snagit
Snagit has long been one of the best screen capture tools for Windows, and now is is available for the Mac platform, too.

Constrictor (Mac)
"Constrictor is a screen snapshot utility for Mac OS X. It lets you position a frame over exactly the area you want to snap, and then lets you customize the snap image with effects like framing and feathering."

iShowU (Mac)
"iShowU allows you to capture and record anything you can see on your screen, along with audio from a compatible source (like a microphone) as well as any audio from the mac itself."

Layers (Mac)
"Layers is a screen capture tool with a twist. It saves the whole display as a PSD file. Each window is a layer. Including menus, icons, dock, desktop, etc. All conveniently grouped in PSD layer groups."

Paparazzi! (Mac)
Paparazzi! is a small utility for Mac OS X that makes screen shots of long web pages. Freeware.

Qarbon ViewletBuilder (Win/Mac/Sun/Linux)
(Formerly LeeLou) Create animated demos called 'viewlets' that can be played back in any java-enabled browser on any platform without plug-ins. The tool is free, and any viewlets you create display advertising banners.

ScreenRecord (Mac)
"A screen recording tool that allows users to capture continuous images on screen as a QuickTime movie. Useful for creating training CD's, visual tutorials or use as a monitoring device."

ScreenSend (Mac)
"ScreenSend allows you to show something on your computer screen to anybody, at any time. With a few clicks, you can select an area of your screen and post it to an easy-to-type URL. Then send it out to anybody!"

ScreenShot Pro (Mac)
Allows you to take a screen shot, use cross-hairs to select the area you want, preview it and save the file anywhere you want in a number of formats including JPG, TIFF, PICT.

ScreenShot Plus for Mac OS X
"ScreenShot Plus uses Apple's tool to do the capturing, but allows you to scale the capture and select a format, jpeg, tiff, psd, and more."

Screentool (Mac)
"Capture your screen and save it as a movie of the type you want (QuickTime, MPEG-4, etc.)... it also allows you to take screenshots, either instant screenshots or timed screenshots."

SnapClip (Mac)
"Small faceless background application program to take screenshot quickly and easily and save it as a various image format file or clipping file on the Desktop (or copy it to Clipboard)."

SnapNDrag for MacOS X
Offers a more convient way top capture the screen in Mac OS X. Output JPEG, PNG, or PDF. Freeware.

SnapWeb (Mac)
"SnapWeb creates complete screenshots of web pages even if the users screen isn't large enough to show the whole page content at once. The resulting images are saved as JPEG or PDF files."

SnapzPro (Mac)
Grab all or part of the screen and change it to a Quicktime Movie, GIF, JPEG, PICT, TIFF, PNG, send it to the clipboard, the printer, or anywhere on your hard drive.

Timed Screenshot (Mac)
This free background utility takes screen shots at timed intervals and automatically saves them to a folder of your choice.

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