Screenshot Helper
Screenshot Helper
2.2

3.8

Screenshot Helper free download for Mac

Screenshot Helper

2.2
19 August 2019

Gives a clean background for screenshots.

Overview

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.

What's new in Screenshot Helper

Version 2.2:
  • Added macOS Mojave 10.14 support.

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4 Screenshot Helper Reviews

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Anonymous
02 November 2004

Most helpful

pretty cool little app. does what it says.
Like
Version 1.0
New-User
23 March 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.
Like
Version 1.2
3 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
23 March 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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Version 1.2
Katsura
Katsura
23 March 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
Like (1)
Version 1.2
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
23 March 2007
Thank you for that info. And thanks for making this app and providing it for free.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
03 November 2004
Changing background color crashes app on G4 iMac800 OSX10.3.5
Like
Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Katsura
Katsura
09 November 2004
having duplicate color pickers in ~/Library/ColorPickers and /System/Library/ColorPickers causes a crash. please remove one.
Like
Version 1.0
Anonymous
02 November 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.
Like
Version 1.0
Anonymous
02 November 2004
pretty cool little app. does what it says.
Like
Version 1.0
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3.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
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