How to screenshot for Mac App Store

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by gwelmarten, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2011
    I have developed an App for the Mac App Store and am trying to upload screenshots. I'm struggling with the resolution though. I've set the app to appear at 1280*800, however when I do a screenshot using Shift+Command+4, it includes the shadow. I know I could chop the shaddow off with cropping, but that would mean my screenshot on the App Store wouldn't have a shadow correct?
    I'm not sure if Apple adds a shadow to your image when you upload it. Does anybody have any idea?
    If not, how would I go about getting a screenshot in the perfect resolution with a shadow?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
    When I upload apps to the MAS I use Shift-Command-3 which just takes a picture of the entire screen. This is perfect for the Mac App Store.
  3. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    You can also take a snapshot of just the app's window(s) at its nicest appearing size, and add a larger background pattern or branding or advertising material around the window to composite the appropriate size screenshot. This works better for app's with naturally small windows, since resizing them to big but mostly empty windows looks stupid.

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