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Capture the screen as a layered PSD for easy editing.

Capture the Desktop, Dock, Menu Bar, Cursor and every Window as separate layers in PSD format. Open and edit in Photoshop, Pixelmator or other graphics tool. Hide, reorder and move layers.

Easy To Use:
- Menu bar icon
- Global Keyboard Shortcut: ⇧⌘5
- Timed Screenshot: gives you 5 seconds to set up the screen
- Creates PSD files in the folder of your choice
- Option to automatically open the PSD when you take a screenshot

- Captures windows with shadows
- Layer name from window (unicode support)
- Handles transparency
- Capture full-screen windows & everything hiding behind
- Capture the Cursor
- Handles Launchpad, Mission Control, Notification Center, Spaces, Expose & Widgets
- Double-resolution capture in Retina/HiDPI modes (e.g. 3840x2400 capture in 1920x1200 resolution)
- Works with dual displays

- Windows outside the screen are cropped

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Capture the Cursor in a separate layer
- Automatically open the PSD when you take a screenshot
- Improved color and transparency handling

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Joelvanf ,

A great app - but lacks an introduction

This was a great app - but I want to point out a couple of things:

-This app lacks an introduction. It would be great if, the first time it was opened, it could have an intro which pointed out that it put an icon in your menu bar. Without an introduction, users could get confused, not knowing that it put an icon in the menu, and think this app was useless.
-The PSD file has a lot of extra layers that don’t even have anything on them. This could make the file be larger, and it is very annoying.

Jalitha ,

Perfect for my needs!

This app has all the things I need! I highly recommend it, if you are making screenshots for manuals and other instructional materials.

Separates everything on the screen into layers, so I can easily delete menu bar clutter, desktop icons, even the desktop itself.
It captures the cursor in its own layer, so I can put it wherever I need it.
In Photoshop, it also puts the little info boxes that PS generates, for instance the one showing how many pixels you’ve moved, into their own layer.
It separates drop down menus (and submenus) into their own layers. Talk about making my life easy!
It can take timed screenshots, so I can set it up, and then hold down keys that would prevent the screenshot from working
You can save the screenshots to any folder on your hard drive

It doesn’t let you change the keyboard shortcut (shift-command-5)

There are no social media gizmos, but since I’m doing the screen shots for instructional materials, I don’t need that. It might be a consideration for others, though.

knpwrs ,

Almost Perfect

This app is awesome. The only thing I could think of which would make it better is grouping of layers in the generated document. For example, each status icon on the menu bar gets its own layer in the document -- it would be great for these to all be grouped together in order to make managing layers easier.


Divakar Shekhar
1.1 MB

OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.