Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

By default, screenshots are pretty big on a retina display on a High Sierra machine. Like about 4 times the size they should be. I haven’t found a defaults key I can use yet to reduce them, so I’ve been using this little screenshotting app called RetinaCapture, available at Basically, when you’re running it, you just open it up and click on the Window button. There, you can select a window to screenshot.
Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 8.37.33 AM
Once you’ve selected the window, you’ll be prompted to save it somewhere with a name.

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 8.38.00 AM

I don’t love having to use any 3rd party apps for my screenshotting workflow. In fact, it bugs the crap out of me. Screens get resized by publishers for books and so I’m really only using this for my site. But, hopefully it helps someone else along the way. Happy screenshotting!

September 8th, 2017

Posted In: Mac OS X, Mass Deployment

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  • You could set up a folder action. Let’s say screenshots goes to a folder named “Screenshots” located on the Desktop. Then you could create a Folder action workflow in Automator.

    1. Folder Action receives files and folders added to: Screenshots

    2. Drag the action Scale Images to the workflow area. Set to Scale Images by Percentage (example: 50).

    3. Right-click the folder Screenshots -> Services – Folder Actions Setup

  • Dan

    Put in bugreport enhancement requests! I did and was told that is the way it works. Keep complaining!