Resolved Need Screen Capture Recommendations

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  1. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

    CoastalOR

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    I need recommendations for a screen capture app that will allow me to capture an area of the screen showing a drop down menu, the menu selection, and the arrow cursor. It would also be nice if I could resize the selection area before finalizing the capture.

    The built in Shift-Cmd-4 does not capture the menu selection nor the cursor. I used to use SnapZ Pro for many years, but I had to leave it behind when I moved on to Yosemite. SnapZ Pro stopped support after 10.9.

    Thanks for any recommendations.
     
  2. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    I am using Skitch by Evernote corp. You can use 'Timed Crosshair Snapshot' mode to capture the drop down menu, the menu selection.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd normally recommend Little Snapper but the company that makes it, replaced this handy little utility with a more expensive one (ember) that I don't think its worth it.
     
  4. Flunkyturtle macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for Skitch - Had it on my mac's for years, always done the job
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68000

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    Quicktime? I use it for all my screen capture stuff.
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Viola is great! Napkin is also good. Try Dreamshot and SnapNDragPro also.
     
  7. CoastalOR thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions. I'll start checking them.

    Does anybody have experience with Snagit?
     
  8. Michaelgtrusa, Aug 24, 2015
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    Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Never tried Snagit but from what i have heard, it's one of the best.
     
  9. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    Snagit is one of the best- works very, very well.

    Of course, at free, you can use the timed screen grab built into OS X (Utilities folder, Grab app), then crop the full screen (with menu showing) down to whatever size image you actually want. That's 2 steps, but it's also free.
     
  10. CoastalOR thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks again to everyone that took the time to reply!

    I downloaded many trials and settled on Voila. It did exactly what I wanted with less hassle. I also liked that I could download a pdf of the User Manual to see how things worked and the features. It also had a fully functional trial (not so for SnapNDrag without buying the Pro). Skitch was my number 2 choice (great price - free, but it did not capture the cursor in the menu grab and Little Snitch showed that it wanted to do a many connections to the internet).

    Now I have to go back and delete all the apps and hidden files of the apps that I didn't choose. ;)

    BTW: I did use Snagit on my work PC (Windows XP) many years ago, but it was more expensive than Voila (which did what i needed)).
     
  11. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Glad you are happy with your choice the Dev of Viola was a member here but was banned for posting a link to a iMore review. You'll find tons of vids via youtube.
     
  12. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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  13. CoastalOR thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thank you for updated information. I downloaded the update and tried it, but decided to stay with the extra features of Voila. I don't need 2 screen capture apps. It would have been nice if Ambrosia would have responded with the information about a pending update BEFORE I purchased Voila.
     

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