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With Snapz Pro X, picture-perfect screenshots are just a keystroke away.

Share your Mac experience with friends and family by capturing screenshots and videos in a wide variety of formats.

Smarter image and video sharing

Whether you're a business manager leading a meeting, a teacher developing a lesson plan, or a home user with an idea you want to capture, you'll love having the advantage of sharing screenshots and videos from your Mac.

Easy editing

Scale, crop, and dither your screenshots, or add customized borders and watermarks. Snapz Pro X offers more...

What's New

Version 2.5.4:
  • Fixed an issue that caused Snapz to quit after taking a screenshot on 10.9
  • Fixed a memory allocation issue in the XPC
  • Image capture should now be faster
  • Improved compatibility with OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"
  • Other bug fixes and enhancements

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.4 or later

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Gary30 Member IconComment+193
Gary30
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This has been the app of last resort to capture video. I had not used to for over a year and discovered today that it still works on my 2009 vintage 17" MBP. No watermarks. No problems except that it is very very slow to save H.264. However, the comments here led me to visit their forums and this really does seem to be a goner. Seems to me that new hardware may have been the killer for this one. I can't imagine it surviving much longer with Yosemite around the corner as well. For static image capture there are many great options. For video, there don't seem to be many (or any?) in the under $30 range. I happen to have ScreenFlow from a bundle deal so I imagine I will need to drag that out and play with it now so I will know how to use it when I need it.

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Version 2.5.4
Hankeg Member IconReview+1
Hankeg
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Registered full version recorded video stream with WATERMARK destroying important video. Tech Support NON-EXISTENT!

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Version 2.5.4
Dano45
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I had the same problem of watermarking video in a registered version. Contacted tech support and they eventually got to me with a new key that corrected the problem. Works correctly now.

Sunwolf
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Same problem here. I contacted them, last September, received a ticket number, nothing else. Reminded them in October - no answer at all until today.

flash1296gmailcom8977
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Obscurity accomplished.

Now "orphan ware"

There are numerous good alternatives.

Artbeat63 Member IconComment+0
Artbeat63
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v2.5.4 works only on main screen, 2nd screen isn't supported any more. After first screenshot all screens are freezing … restart … useless …

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Version 2.5.4
Artbeat63
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I have to correct: This happened due the new point in Mission Control System Preferences "Displays have separate Spaces". Unchecked it and Snapz Pro is working now correctly …

Donmontalvo Member IconReview+1288
Donmontalvo
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As a long time SnapzPro user, it pains me to say this, but this product is on life support. It's needed a complete rewrite for some time. I guess times are rough for Ambrosia SW have offshored their staff, the usual deterioration of innovation/quality you'd expect from a company trying to "get out".

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Version 2.5.4
Donmontalvo
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I bought SnagIt and I'm pleased to say screenshots are as easy and reliable as SnapzPro *used* to be. I'm loyal to developers who provide a good product, but after several years of hanging in there, I'm happy to have moved on. CHeck out SnagIt if you want a *modern* screenshot app.

Frankeed Member IconReview+66
Frankeed
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This software is on a prolonged slide into obscurity. It's been ignoring the hotkey for a long time, requiring me to launch it (although it's supposed to auto-launch). With the latest version it won't allow me to even set the hotkey, which renders it essentially useless. Fortunately, I have Snagit, which works well and is being actively developed.

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Version 2.5.4
B. Jefferson Le Blanc
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I noticed the hot key problem a while ago. Apparently at some point a conflict developed between Snapz Pro and OS X if you use the same hot key(s) as OS Xs built-in screen capture function. So I changed the hot key for Snapz Pro to Shift-Command-5: problem solved.

There are other screen capture utilities now, and some of them offer features not available in Snapz Pro. If I needed those functions, I'd switch. But if I want to annotate a screen capture, for example, I can use Preview, which has decent annotation capabilities and which I've set as the default app to open when I take a pic with Snapz Pro. Given that Preview is free in OS X, I don't see the need to include image annotation in my screen capture utility. I also appreciate that Snapz Pro hasn't charged for an update in a long time.

The lite version (no video capture) of Snapz Pro once enjoyed a privileged position as one of a few third-party apps included as a default install in OS X. That hasn't been the case for a long time, though, and competition has heated up in the meantime. On the other hand, I'm not displeased that Ambrosia has resisted the temptation to bloat the app with non-essential features. I guess it's a question of whether you think that's a case of the glass being half empty or half full.

Spudboy Member IconComment+67
Spudboy
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Thank God I don't have to use Voila anymore.

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Version 2.5.4
Franko Member IconComment+113
Franko
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Oh ye of little patience.
2.5.4 addresses the quitting issue and works just as it did before.
Now you can go back to enjoying SnapzPro.

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Version 2.5.4
Njronbo Member IconReview+32
Njronbo
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Wow. Talk about the fall of a once mighty screen shot program.

I don't know what Snapz Pro X costs these days. When I bought it, I believe it was about $70. That's a lot of money for a piece of software and one would expect it to be the best of its kind...

...well, it was. Snapz Pro X was the most full-featured screen capture program of its kind.

Now years later, it's a piece of junk.

Apparently, there was a downsizing of the company. There is nobody addressing support questions on their bulletin board nor through direct email.

Problems began once the retina Macbook Pros were introduced. The developers had a hell of a time making a stable version available for these new machines. They finally released a compatible version, but when you take screen captures of anything, the size of the capture is not in the correct aspect ratio, as it should be (and is on all non-retina Macs).

There are also other little bugs that the company has not fixed, nor seems interested in fixing.

It seems to me that the company has just abandoned this software, yet I suspect, they are probably still charging a fortune for its purchase.

I suggest to look at cheaper alternatives.

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Version 2.5.2
RPR44
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Rumor has it that Ambrosia has fallen on hard times and only its CEO, Andrew Welch, still works there. If so, and given that Snapz Pro X crashes under Mavericks each time you try to use it, I'd have to say RIP, Snapz Pro X.

Stormchild Member IconReview+387
Stormchild
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Used to be the king of screen capture utilities. I still use it when I need to capture the cursor in a screenshot (it's a lot simpler than messing around with timed screenshots in Grab), but for everything else this is mostly obsolete.

The usability has really gone downhill in 2.5.x. The old, awesome fatbits window has been replaced with a silly loupe that reduces the visible area just so it can be round, and the ability to press Ctrl to temporarily hide it is now gone, so the damn thing is just always in the way. The loupe also has a crosshair in it that makes it extremely difficult to tell where the selection edge is. To make matters worse, there's some weird issue that makes the mouse cursor "skip" over a pixel every few rows or columns.

The combination of all these defects makes it needlessly frustrating and time-consuming to make an accurate selection. I almost always end up giving up and grabbing a larger selection and cropping the shot in Photoshop, which is exactly the sort of hassle an app like this is supposed to help you avoid. When you're taking multiple shots of the same selection (something Snapz Pro used to excel at, since it's the only utility that remembers your selection from one grab to the next), this means repeating the same cropping work for every single one. As this pretty much defeats the whole point of using Snapz Pro, I pretty much always just use the built-in screen capture tools instead.

I wonder why Ambrosia still bothers to update this in such a half-assed way. Surely that time could be spent doing something more productive.

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Version 2.5.2
Donmontalvo Member IconReview+1288
Donmontalvo
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Still no option to name your screenshot.

Bummer, why do I get the feeling SnapzPro is on life support, about to get its plug pulled?

Don

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Version 2.5.2
Neutralzone
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It's more like Snapz is trying to remain a power user product in the face of ever-increasing restrictions imposed by Apple on the kind of back-door stuff Snapz depends on.

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Version 2.5.4
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Version 2.5.2
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Version 2.5.2
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Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Version 2.5.1
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Downloads 213,683
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Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 30 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $69.00
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