MacOS Screenshot Extra Space

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by OMGitsDaYisus, May 6, 2017.

  1. OMGitsDaYisus macrumors newbie

    OMGitsDaYisus

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    #1
    Hello there,
    I have noticed that when I take a screenshot on my Macbook there is a periferical extra space that has nothing. It's like a .png extra space but still makes the image bigger. Please, could anybody help?
     
  2. zarathu macrumors regular

    zarathu

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    #2
    SWITCH TO Apowersoft Screen Shot. Its a free app on the App Store. It will give you lots more options. I used to use the apple screen shot, but this is so much better.
     
  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    If you're using the CMD+Shift+4+Space click shortcut the space around the window is the drop shadow I believe. MacOS for whatever reason includes it in the PNG when you screen shot a window. I guess it makes it look pretty or something but if you just click and drag manually it won't have any space other than what you selected. Or the whole screen will be the proper resolution too.

    This is even more complicated on the rMBP if you have the scaling changed, you can screenshot a window and the resulting file can be larger than your physical screen due to it running at a higher res the downscaling to fit the screen. Kinda goofy stuff.

    You're talking about this right?

    [​IMG]
     
  4. OMGitsDaYisus thread starter macrumors newbie

    OMGitsDaYisus

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    Yes, that's it. That shadow and extra space that is useless. How could I get rid of it?
     
  5. allan.nyholm, May 7, 2017
    Last edited: May 7, 2017

    allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

    allan.nyholm

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    #5
    CMD+Shift+4 then press Spacebar, now hold ALT(Option) for the one window without shadow.

    Also - play around with CMD+Shift+4 and hold down ALT for a proportional area snap.
     
  6. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    ^ That! I forgot about the option key after hitting space!
     
  7. Lunder89 macrumors regular

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    You can also permanently remove the shadow, just type these commands in the app, Terminal.

    Turn off shadows:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true
    killall SystemUIServer

    Turn shadows back on:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool false
    killall SystemUIServer
     
  8. OMGitsDaYisus thread starter macrumors newbie

    OMGitsDaYisus

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    Thank you all allan.nyholm, BrettApple and Lunder99 for helping me. I will have all your tips in mine for the future :D
     

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