Shottr is a small, fast, human-sized screenshot app built for those who care about pixels. New version (v1.5) has scrolling capture, area screenshot, object removal, customizable hotkeys and other imporvements.
Scrolling Screenshots on Mac
Take a screenshot of a long web page or capture conversation in a chat. Shottr is probably the only free Scrolling Screenshot app for Mac.
Pixelate or remove objects
Hide parts of your screen behind pixelated curtain, or remove sensitive information as if it was never there.
Add text annotations to your screenshots, draw lines, arrows, and simple shapes.
Use it as a Screen Ruler
Press ↑ or ↓ key and move your mouse to measure vertical size, ← or → for horizontal size. Click to imprint the measurement on the screenshot.
Unclutter your desktop
Select a dedicated folder to save screenshots on ⌘s. Great for purchase receipts, reminders, archive, etc.
Zoom in on your pixels
Think of Shottr as your digital magnifying glass. If you need to have a closer look at something, take a screenshot and zoom in.
Text recognition (OCR)
Came by a text that won’t select? Make a screenshot, select an area, and hit an OCR button – Shottr will parse the text and copy it to the clipboard.
Shottr was rebuilt from the ground up with speed in mind. Now it’s a fully native app written in Swift, it’s tiny (1.2mb) and super fast (we measured!).
Take a screenshot, zoom in, move your mouse over the pixel and press the TAB key to copy color under the cursor.
What feature should we do next?
Thank you for taking time to answer our question! We carefully consider every suggestion. Follow Shottr_cc on Twitter to be the first to know when your suggestion is implemented.
Ability to change color and styling of the drawings
Upload image to Dropbox
Upload image to Google Cloud
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Tips and Tricks
Quick zoom on the selection
Press cmd + 2 to quickly zoom on the selected region.
Other helpful shortcuts: Q – Zoom on the top left corner of the selection. W – Zoom on the bottom right corner of the selection. cmd + 1 – Zoom to fit. cmd + 0 – Zoom to 100%. cmd + + / – – Zoom in / out.
Crop the image
Just select the area you would like to crop and hit Enter. It's that simple!
Quickly select monotone objects
If you want to select a monotone object, to check its size or to crop it, hold ⌘ and click on it.
Smart selection mode
Press A after you selected an area to auto-adjust selection.
Hold ⌥ while selecting to see the instant preview of what the selection will adjust to.
Copy text color
Move your mouse over a line of text and press Shift + TAB. No need to be precise, the darkest pixel of the 20×20px area will be copied.
Copy average color
Select an area and press C to copy average color of the area.
Measuring objects on retina display
All sizes on Retina screens are measured in logical (non-retina) pixels. If you want to see sizes in physical (retina) pixels, click on the dimension box at the top right corner.
How to enlarge the screenshot
Make a screenshot.
Make a screenshot of the zoomed area.
Quick zoom in
Press Z and click on the screenshot – Shottr will zoom in on that spot.
Pan with the mouse
Drag with the right mouse button to move the screenshot around.
Why does it take a screenshot of an empty desktop?
Shottr will ask you to grant permission for screen recording when you take the first screenshot. If it didn't, go to System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Screen Recording, and check the checkbox next to the Shottr app (you may have to unlock a little lock icon at the bottom left first).
I granted permissions, my screenshots are still empty
MacOS grants permission to a single copy of the app, and if you happen to have multiple copies of the app on the disk, or ran it from different places, permission may be granted to a wrong copy. Try to remove the permission, restart the app, and grant the permission again.
Is there a version for Windows?
At this moment Shottr is available for Mac only.
Which macOS versions are supported?
Shottr runs on macOS Catalina (10.15) and up. If you need to run it on macOS Mojave (10.14), download this version.
How to submit a feature request?
Use this quick form. Contact information is optional. Feedback Form.
October 6, 2021
Added an ability to Drag'n'Drop screenshot file to the other applications and a setting to downscale retina screenshots.
Window Capture modes: keep shadow on a transparent background, trim window shadow, keep shadow on a solid background, keep shadow over a wallpaper
Color format setting (click on the current pixel color box in the toolbar)
Auto format selection setting for Cmd+S: Shottr will save images with lots of text as PNG and choose JPEG if the screenshot is graphic-heavy
A setting to keep the main window always on top
Cmd+Z / Cmd+Shift+Z for Undo/Redo
Menu "Edit" → "Reset Crop" undoes cropping
Hitting Tab while editing text label will add color under the cursor to the label’s text
The main window is now resizable and supports fullscreen
Ability to drag’n’drop file on the main window canvas to open an image
If you’re using multiple spaces, the main window will now open in the active space
Trackpad and Magic Mouse zoom is smoother
Cmd+Q now shows a dialog asking if the app should close or quit, the selection is remembered
Shottr remembers OS permissions to access the selected screenshots folder and doesn’t ask for permissions after each restart
July 24, 2021
Shottr was rebuilt from scratch, it's a much smaller and faster app now. Added annotation capabilities.
December 19, 2020
Improved performance of the fullscreen screenshot. Added Cmd+Shift+2 shortcut to grab a part of the screen. Added New Version notification. Improved Ruler — press Shift to get an outer size of the element, click while measuring to imprint the measurement onto the screenshot.
December 6, 2020
Shottr is now signed and notarized by Apple. Added quick measure tool (arrow keys).
November 28, 2020
Bug fixes (autosave crop issue, toolbar visual glitch); Show icon in the dock when shottr is active.
September 5, 2020
The private beta release
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