Decision time: What to use for screen captures with automated edits after capture?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MareLuce, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. MareLuce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    I need a program that will do the following after a keyboard shortcut:

    1) Take a screen capture
    2) Apply a default edge to the capture
    3) Scale to 800x600

    Then, easily add transparent PNG symbols to the capture
    For example symbols that look like hand drawn arrows, circles, etc., like this

    TechSmith’s SnagIT for Windows does this beautifully. But the Mac version is crashing on Sierra. I need something that works now.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    How to take a screen grab in Mac OS:

    1) keyboard command: shift-command button-3

    2) keyboard command shift-command button-4 target screen graphic user configure screen grab

    All Keyboard commands are in the Apple Support site Mac Keyboard Shortcuts.
  3. MareLuce thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 26, 2010
    @satcomer , yes I have that Mac keyboard shortcuts page bookmarked.
    I also have printed out this page from someone else's post

    Also, I've moved the "screenshot" icon onto the touchbar so it's almost always there.

    But what I'm looking for is a utility / tool (paid is good) that does all 3 things:

    1) Take a screen capture
    2) Apply a default edge to the capture (like a torn paper edge, a shadow, etc.)
    3) Scale to 800x600
  4. OldMarketMeg macrumors member


    Dec 19, 2016
    Are you saying that SnagIt doesn't work at all in Sierra, or just that you cannot script all of those actions in Sierra?

    I didn't know you could write scripts or macros in SnagIt.


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