Taking Screenshots

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by john903, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. john903 macrumors member

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    Is there anyway to take screenshots of a window that also removes the window border on the top and bottom?

    I've tried both screen capture and grab but I can't see anyway to remove the border around the window and just capture the contents inside the window.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. john903 thread starter macrumors member

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    I need it to be precise. I've been using command-shift-4-spacebar for the entire window and then using photoshop to take off the window frame but it's tedious doing that every time.
     
  4. GGJstudios, Jun 25, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Don't use the spacebar. Just Command-Shift-4, then draw the box inside the window frame, so you don't capture the frame in the first place.

    Taking Screenshots in Mac OS X

    By the way, Preview is a much lighter tool than Photoshop for cropping, resizing, annotating and other basic adjustments to pictures.
     
  5. john903 thread starter macrumors member

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    I appreciate the replies but I need this precise, pixel for pixel.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Perhaps it would be helpful if you could describe what you're trying to accomplish. What kind of windows are you capturing, and for what purpose?
     
  7. john903 thread starter macrumors member

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    This does exactly what I want but it's way overkill.
    http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/

    Can anyone suggest any freeware apps that just capture the contents of a window?
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you check out any of the apps listed in the link in post #4?
     

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