There are keyboard shortcuts to capture a screen image (if you can remember them). And, there’s the Grab app in the Utilities folder which seems more a remnant from the last century. Otherwise, when it comes to capturing elements on a Mac’s screen, what has Apple changed?
App developers to the rescue. If you really want an easy way to grab a screenshot, or an image from an app, and get a few more useful features Apple doesn’t provide, use my favorite– SnapNDrag Pro.
What you get is a dedicated Mac app which blends the basics of screenshot capture with features you want. Change the file format. Adjust the .JPG quality. Add a border. Resize. Change the file name.
Oh, and SnapNDrag Pro uses drag and drop to send an image from Apple’s Mail.
One click captures a section of the Mac’s screen. Saved screen captures can be organized in folders however you want, all from within a single, familiar app window that saves every capture; or just drag and drop to another Mac app.
Wait a minute. Doesn’t that SnapNDrag screen look ominious and clumsy? Never fear. There’s an even easier way to snap screen shots.
Use the Mac’s Menubar to capture just what you want to capture; nothing more, nothing less.
Instead of worry about keyboard combos, or a dialog box, simply setup SnapNDrag Pro with the options you need, and use the Menubar to capture screenshots. Captured screenshots can be email, sent by Messages, or uploaded to Twitter and Facebook. Keyboard shortcuts area easily customized by Mac power users. And SnapNDrag Pro can run as a background app so it doesn’t take up valuable icon space in the Dock.
SnapNDrag Pro captures images and stores them by date which makes it easier to find screenshots and easier to manage the files. Not bad for a few bucks. I just checked the Mac App Store and with over 800 reviews all but a couple dozen are five and four star reviews.