Screenshot Helper
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Screenshot Helper shows a full screen window with a solid color or a desktop picture so that you can take clean screenshots without having irrelevant windows and desktop icons in the background.

The easiest way to get a clean desktop for screenshots on Mac OS X is to create a brand-new user account and log in as a brand-new user. But if you need to use your own user account for whatever reason and you have a messy desktop like I do, you can use this application to hide the actual desktop in order to take clean screenshots.
  • Support multiple screens.
  • Use the
What's New
Version 2.1.5:
  • Minor bug fix.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Screenshot Helper User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Tomis commented on 23 Mar 2007
If I need a generic desktop for a screenshot, I just set my desktop picture and quit the Finder. But this app has it's place.
[Version 1.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 23 Mar 2007
I prefer using totally blank white backgrounds for my screenshots, I use a blank maximized TextEdit window for the white background, place the things to be screenshot over that, and use shift-command-4
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Katsura Shareware (developer) replied on 23 Mar 2007
you can use the blank white background just by opening Screenshot Helper if you set it to use a white background color instead of a desktop picture. -author
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 23 Mar 2007
Thank you for that info. And thanks for making this app and providing it for free.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Nov 2004
Changing background color crashes app on G4 iMac800 OSX10.3.5
[Version 1.0]

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Katsura Shareware (developer) replied on 08 Nov 2004
having duplicate color pickers in ~/Library/ColorPickers and /System/Library/ColorPickers causes a crash. please remove one.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Nov 2004
...or you could use DesktopSweeper 1.1 for free and have a quick key shortcut to wipe your desktop clean of icons....then get them right back after your shot.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Nov 2004
pretty cool little app.

does what it says.
[Version 1.0]


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Downloads:6,694
Version Downloads:793
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:26 Jul 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Screenshot Helper shows a full screen window with a solid color or a desktop picture so that you can take clean screenshots without having irrelevant windows and desktop icons in the background.

The easiest way to get a clean desktop for screenshots on Mac OS X is to create a brand-new user account and log in as a brand-new user. But if you need to use your own user account for whatever reason and you have a messy desktop like I do, you can use this application to hide the actual desktop in order to take clean screenshots.
  • Support multiple screens.
  • Use the Preferences panel to change the color or the desktop picture.
  • Shift - drag the window to snap to the edge of screen.
  • Press command - B to show/hide the menu bar and the dock.
  • Press command - U to show/hide the mouse cursor.
  • Press command - E to cover the entire screen.
  • Press command - D to cover the desktop icons only.


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