User Guide On Screenshot Individual UI Elements On macOS


Have you ever try to screenshot individual UI elements on macOS? Screenshot tools concentrate on windows, particular areas on the screen, or the whole screen. On macOS, there are 3 types of screenshots. However, third-party screenshot tools are quite the same choice and they all focus on the whole screens, entire windows, or choose areas.

If you want to capture screenshot individual UI elements on macOS. Then you will find yourself cropping them out of larger screenshots. An instant way to capture screenshot like the UI elements is to use Snipaste. Snipaste is the free app that’s available for Windows 10. However, it does a good job on both platforms.

Screenshot Individual UI Elements:

Follow the steps carefully:

Install and execute Snipaste. The installation can be quite slow. However, the file is small and it has to do with the server file is hosted on so calm down. Once you installed and executing it, you want to turn on the app’s ability to analyze UI elements.

Tap Snipaste’s menu bar icon and choose ‘Preferences’ from the menu.

On Window Preferences, head over to the Snip tab. However, the tab has 3 more tabs at the bottom of it. Choose the ‘Behavior’ tab. On this tab turn on the ‘Auto-detect UI elements’ option. When you turn on this choice, you will have to provide the app with extra accessibility access. Just go and do so. Then quit the Snipaste app and run it again.

Click the F1 key (make sure you must hold down the Fn key as well), to enable or activate the app. Simply move your pointer over different UI elements. An outline also appears around the elements that it analyzes. Tap to take the screenshot, and then save it.

The app works quite well on macOS but it works well on Windows. The version of the Mac is the app still in beta so we can’t complain about it.

The screenshots are not upscaled. However, if the screenshot element is small. For example, a button, the screenshot you take can be quite small. We can’t resize it to be quite larger. You can also try to resize it with Preview but at some point, the photo will not be clear. While having a high-resolution display, simply get away with resizing it to the best extent but eventually, you will end up tearing.

The app is in beta but it has some amazing features for taking good screenshots. Also, it has amazing support for keyboard shortcuts. However, it has some basic annotation tools but they’re not enough what Preview has to offer.


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