Let’s say you want to capture some images from your Mac. Web pages? Check. App icons? Check. Dock, Finder, backgrounds, and nearly any other Mac image? Check.
Oh, and do it with one click? Check. Save it all as a PSD file? Check Which Mac app does all that? It’s a one trick pony with maturity, useful functions, and a feature set not found in any other Mac app.
One Click Thinks Different
I collect Mac apps. The Mac App Store will challenge my financial well being. Hey, it happened with the iPhone’s App Store. Why such an app collection?
It’s the usefulness of unique Mac tools that lights my fire.
Layers is one such Mac app.
The app’s name gives away the function. Layers captures every graphic on your Mac’s screen and saves it as a Photoshop file, complete with every image as an editable layer.
If you don’t deal in graphic images on your Mac then Layers is mildly interesting. If you’re into graphics then you’ll see what I mean about cool tool for the collecting fool.
One Click Collects It All
While one click gets you pretty much every graphic image your can see—icons, web pages, menus, palettes, Dock, status bar icons, and more—Layers comes with a number of other useful tools for Mac graphic lovers.
The AppShot tool captures images from apps. The WebShot tool captures images from web pages. Whatever you see in Safari, Firefox, Camino, Opera, Chrome gets saved.
The Inspector screen (above shows you what’s been captured, where it is, the size, and other details. Layers are grouped by type of window—Desktop, Dock, Main Menu, Apps, and so on.
Open Photoshop to see all the layers neatly organized.
Layer’s Preferences give you control over layer customization and file format type.
For example, you can save layers as PSD images or save images individually or capture as PNG or TIFF images.
Got a Mac with multiple screens? No problemo. Layers can choose whichever one you need to extract images. Keyboard shortcuts can be set up to grab just what you need when you need it.
Obviously, Layers isn’t for everyone, though it’s not even remotely expensive. If you need to pull images from your Mac, this is the tool.