1. Using selection
Space, now you can drag the cursor and select the specific are that you want to take the screenshot.
2. Using command screencapture in the terminal
On OS X we can open the terminal and use the command
screencapture to take screenshots the command has several options and there are 2 in specific that make it work:
- -o in window capture mode, do not capture the shadow of the window
- -w only allow window selection mode
screencapture -ow ~/Desktop/free-shadow.png
After this, you only need to click on the windows to take the screenshot.
Is possible see all the option using the command
screencapture -h or use
man screencapture to read the manual:
usage: screencapture [-icMPmwsWxSCUtoa] [files] -c force screen capture to go to the clipboard -b capture Touch Bar - non-interactive modes only -C capture the cursor as well as the screen. only in non-interactive modes -d display errors to the user graphically -i capture screen interactively, by selection or window control key - causes screen shot to go to clipboard space key - toggle between mouse selection and window selection modes escape key - cancels interactive screen shot -m only capture the main monitor, undefined if -i is set -M screen capture output will go to a new Mail message -o in window capture mode, do not capture the shadow of the window -P screen capture output will open in Preview -I screen capture output will in a new Messages message -s only allow mouse selection mode -S in window capture mode, capture the screen not the window -t<format> image format to create, default is png (other options include pdf, jpg, tiff and other formats) -T<seconds> Take the picture after a delay of <seconds>, default is 5 -w only allow window selection mode -W start interaction in window selection mode -x do not play sounds -a do not include windows attached to selected windows -r do not add dpi meta data to image -l<windowid> capture this windowsid -R<x,y,w,h> capture screen rect -B<bundleid> screen capture output will open in app with bundleidBS files where to save the screen capture, 1 file per screen
3. Change default option to take screenshots
This command disables the shadows in screenshots by default after that you can use
4 and the screenshot will be free of shadows:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool TRUE
For the changes to take effect is necessary restart or restart the UIServer with this command:
And if you want the shadows back, is possible using this command:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool FALSE; killall SystemUIServer
Remember you need to restart your computer or restart the UIServer, for the changes to take effect .