Mac screenshot tools are less than a dime a dozen. Why? Because most of the simple tools are free. The more elegant, professional level tools don’t cost much either.
So, what could make you look at an inexpensive screenshot, screen capture tool? If it had more features, right? And, if those features were actually useful and usable by mere mortal Mac users, right?
Edit Those Mac Screenshots
Most Mac screenshots or screen captures don’t need much editing. If anything, they need management, like a useful library of screen capture images.
That’s what Shutter does. And a few things more with the captured images.
Shutter is an inexpensive Mac screenshot, screen capture tool with a built-in library function and a few tools to enhance the aforementioned captured images.
What? Isn’t that what Photoshop or Pixelmator does for images? Yes, though both are probably overkill for enhancing screenshot images.
Let’s take a quick look at how Shutter works. First, it sits in your Mac’s Menubar so it’s available with a click, both the screen capture tool and the library.
Move Shutter’s visible screen any where on your Mac’s screen to capture. A full window. The Dock. Or any selection on the screen.
Every image is captured as a .PNG and saved in the Shutter library.
That makes it easy to browse captured images and then share them?
Share? You don’t want to keep those images all to yourself, do you?
Shutter makes it easy to drop saved images into Mail or iPhoto or send them via iChat or Skype. Wait. There’s more. Shutter also has image enhancement tools built in with controls for color correction (nothing to write home about, but useful).
What’s missing? Try-before-you-buy. Mac App Store only. Yes, Shutter is inexpensive, but it’s not throw away money. Hello! Mac app developers? Demo mode, please. Otherwise, Shutter is useful, straightforward, and handy.