Looking for a Screenshot Application with Editing Tools for my iMac

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  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    Hi..

    I have looked at a lot of Screenshot softwares for Mac, but none of them comes with screenshot editing tools.

    Like in windows, I use FastStone Screen Capture ( http://www.faststone.org/FSCaptureDetail.htm ) , which has everything, I need.

    It takes the screenshot and then opens that image immediately in its editing tool page, where I use to mark, round, write notes for my designers..
    Just need a similar tool for Mac.

    Dont want to go back to windows again for this single problem..
    Someone please help, if there is a good software to do this..
     
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  3. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks.. Download started.. Lets see, if it solves my requirements..
     
  4. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    If Skitch doesn't work for you (great app BTW), try these:

    Little Snapper

    SnagIt (free while still in beta)

    I've used all three (own Little Snapper as part of a bundle) and they each have strengths and weaknesses. If you have a need to catalog the images as you go, then Little Snapper is a great fit. For one off captures, it's hard to beat Skitch and the price.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    Preview is also very, very capable once you get the hang of it.

    Use CMD+SHIFT+3 to make screenshots of your entire visible area, use CMD+SHIFT+4 to make a selection to be screenshot, use CMD+SHIFT+4 then press SPACEBAR to select windows or menus to be shot.

    The screenshots are saved to the Desktop, which are stored as .png files and double clicking them opens them in Preview.

    Look at the following double screenshot of Preview:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    EPIC POST! @ Spinn...


    If Preview can do it all, then why am I looking to waste my space and memory ??

    I wil just use Preview man..
    trying now..
     
  7. spinnerlys Guest

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    Preview is very powerful, and before I discovered its power I used PS to make my screen shots easier to understand.

    Now with Preview I hardly open PS for screenshots, unless they are complicated like hell.

    But know, that Preview has nor layer hierarchy, thus pasted graphics (from a menu or the ones you see on the ANNOTATE TOOLS box (the small yellow hints) can only be used over a rectangle or any annotate tool, if the image is flattened, otherwise the annotate tool is above the pasted graphic, and I haven't found any other way besides flattening to circumvent that behaviour.

    Have fun with Preview any way.
     
  8. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just one thing is missing..

    Custom Line Maker :(
     
  9. spinnerlys Guest

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    You mean like strange circles or zig zag?

    Does the Line Width Menu offer nothing to your liking?
    [​IMG]
     
  10. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes zig zag, so that we can mark anything we want ..
     
  11. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    Wow, spot on. I never knew preview had that functionality! I do seem to recall that you can change the default type from PNG to JPEG or GIFF too. I'm pretty sure mine are JPEG now.
     

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