Layers
Layers
1.6.2

4.3

Layers free download for Mac

Layers1.6.2

20 July 2011

Capture every item on your screen as a Photoshop layered image.

Overview

Layers captures every window, every palette, every menu, every menu and status bar icon, every icon on the Desktop, and even the Dock and the Desktop background for each of your connected displays will be saved as a separate, editable layer in the resulting Photoshop image file.

Features:

  • AppShot: capture the full content of most Mac applications windows, even if that content is not visible. Every scrollable area will be saved as a PSD layer
  • WebShot: capture complete Web pages directly from Safari, WebKit, Firefox, Google Chrome, Flock, Camino or Opera. Fast and accurate.
  • PSD capture: all windows and elements, including the cursor, as grouped layers.
  • Multiple displays supported.
  • Fine tune the capture using the Inspector window.
  • More...

What's new in Layers

Version 1.6.2:
  • Fixed "Check for updates..." item in main menu.

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How would you rate Layers app?

28 Reviews of Layers

5
Ryansebiz
05 February 2010
Version: 1.2.3

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Even if you only take the occasional screenshot this app will make things so much easier. One of the best Mac apps around.
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Uncoy
09 September 2017
Version: 1.6.2
The link to developers site layersapp.com is to an anabolic steroids site now. Avoid. Probably should be taken down (moderator, admin).
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Kalle-W
12 August 2012
Version: 1.6.2
Wounderful app for taking screenshots with each screen element as a separate layer in a PSD file. Unfortunately does it not work with the new retina screen. The capture gets cropt (probably for not supporting the scaling that takes place). Hope there will be an update soon. I have left feedback with the developer, but not heard anything back.
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0.5
Uncoy
08 February 2012
Version: 1.6.2
Broken for full webpage capture. No news from the developer. Pretty bad manners. Expensive for something to break permanently in less than a year.
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4
Irradiated-Software
13 December 2011
Version: 1.6.2
I love this app, use it all the time, but it needs an update for Lion. The masks generated for windows are off (as the shadows have changed in Lion) and the windows in the resulting PSD aren't positioned exactly like they are on screen.
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Cowicide
11 November 2011
Version: 1.6.2
WARNING: This does not appear to work with Safari 5.1.1 Everything on the webpage is just one flat layer. The same as taking a screenshot with Mac OS X. Not editable at, no layers... useless for getting layers from websites in Safari now. Simply doesn't work. I'm glad the developer has a demo of this, but I also with I hadn't wasted my uncompensated time trying this. The developer should make it clear on this page that Safari no longer works.
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4.5
Multimago
03 November 2011
Version: 1.6.2
I tried several apps but LAYERS is simply the best for web publishers. You can work with any PSD editor on every single element of the screenshot, alpha channel included. Very easy to use.
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0.5
Chealey
07 October 2011
Version: 1.6.2
Developers don't keep up with technology enough for this to be useful, right when it was released it was fantastic but in this industry and with the way it was coded, it's no longer useful what so ever.
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0.5
lkmi
09 September 2011
Version: 1.6.2
Layers was brilliant - at first. But somewhere along the line - with browser updates, other software updates - it stopped working. I can no longer use it for the reason I purchased it - to capture an entire web page. It goes through the motions, then announces that the capture has "failed." No explanation as to why or what to do. Very, very disappointing.
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5
Jimk
19 January 2011
Version: 1.5.1
The first time I used Layers, I was amazed at how well it worked. It is as fast as taking a normal screenshot, yet every layer is captured properly. The developer is responsive and a delight to deal with. Highly recommended.
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5
Michaelfuchs
11 November 2010
Version: 1.4.2
I had no idea this was even possible! Absolutely amazing! I know this isn't much of a review, but I'm just so happy I found this... :-)
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kdfukuyama
17 March 2010
Version: 1.2.5
I really love this program! I bought it in Macpromo and worths each penny! I think this program is a must have for people who make software Guides & Reviews. It will save time on several situations. One in special is the function "Capture Front Window". The program captures the active window you seeing and save it in a folder. This image file name is based on your computer time. So, it is possible to create a organized sequence of captured files. Which means, you can make a Step by Step guide of an Application Setting faster than ever! Thanks "wuonm" for this great app!
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Leo-Spill
05 March 2010
Version: 1.2.5
A very cool application. I dare anyone to use it and not... on finding the apps layered file open in photoshop ( with every element moveable within it ) extremely impressed. As they might say in España... Sorprendente! and Asombrosa! After the initial surprise, I don't really think it's worth the bucks for me. But for those that deal exclusively in screen captures or have the spondoolies to splash - the dough to blow. There is no reason not to buy this tiny, but very satisfyingly 'wow factor' application.
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5
Ryansebiz
05 February 2010
Version: 1.2.3
Even if you only take the occasional screenshot this app will make things so much easier. One of the best Mac apps around.
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5
Brighton-Pete
04 February 2010
Version: 1.2.3
I had second thoughts at $25, but with layers being on sale now, I snapped it up. This is fantastic for capturing web pages that scroll down. I had been using WebSnapper, but Layers makes it so much easier and faster.
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Hans-de-Wolf
25 January 2010
Version: 1.2.3
A great tool, but I hope that it will evolve into a tool that also captures objects such as text and vectors. The perfect tool for me would be a combination of Layers and Web Snapper (Web Snapper is limited to web pages...)
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Michel-Tribet
23 December 2009
Version: 1.2.1
Where have you found this 1.2.1 release ? The web site of the developers says 1.2.0 and the app says : " 1.2.0 is the newest release "
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Detlevski
21 December 2009
Version: 1.2.0
Very nice, a must have ..
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5
mike-evangelist
08 October 2009
Version: 1.1.6
I'll add my five stars to the chorus here. This is a GREAT tool. Anyone who does documentation will be knocked over by how much time it saves. Don't hesitate for a moment to send the twenty bucks. It's awesome!
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5
JohnnyFave
22 July 2009
Version: 1.1.4
Layers it truly an incredible screen capture application. I'm always amazed when I capture my screen and the open the file up in Photoshop and find that all of the components on my screen are each on a different layer. Truly an ORIGINAL and OUTSTANDING application!
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DarylF2
30 June 2009
Version: 1.1
I love Layers in general, but the new WebShot feature isn't working for me. It "locks" Firefox 3.5 (the final release that came out today, 2009-06-30) with a spinning power/wait bezel overlaid on top of the Firefox window. I can switch to other apps, but Firefox is locked as the topmost app. The only way I can "release" Firefox from Layers WebShot is to kill the Layers process via Activity Monitor or "killall" from Terminal... I hope they resolve this problem, as WebShot sounds like a TERRIFIC new feature.
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5
Missionman
20 February 2009
Version: 1.0.3
Great product. I put up a full review for this at Mactalk on http://forums.mactalk.com.au/20/67003-layers-app-review-screenshot-layer-perfection.html
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5
Shralldam
13 February 2009
Version: 1.0.3
I just love this application. I've dreamed of something like this for a long time. This is just perfect for any kind of screenshot: forgot to clean your desktop before capturing? Just open the file in Photoshop and hide useless stuff, or even rearrange your items for a better look. The only problem I had was with the licensing file not being recognized after a restart, but version 1.0.3 solved the problem. Layers is a must-have for anyone concerned about screenshots.
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5
Irradiated-Software
03 February 2009
Version: 1.0.3
Simply amazing. A steal at this price, well wroth 3x more.
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5
gcoghill
26 January 2009
Version: 1.0.2
Wow, what a cool and original piece of software! I agree with the other post that refers to this as the "Screenflow of screen capture software". Be sure to open up the Inspector, where you can select only the items you want to include in the Photoshop file. Well thought out, easy to use and for what it does the price seems more than reasonable.
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5
Cyborgsam
22 January 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Layers is a great new tool. For years I've had to Photoshop screenshots to extract the various elements (windows, menus, menu bar icons, desktop icons), it's so nice to have them in individual layers. IMHO this does not replace SnapZ Pro, it complements it. SnapZ Pro is better when you just want a selected area or need a movie. My only criticism is the default keystrokes which use the shift-option combo interfere with valid characters. I quickly changed them, that process was easy & worked AOK. Other minor gripe: The Buy Now link to me to PayPal's Spanish site, there was no obvious way to change the language to English. I have a PayPal account, so once I logged in it was easy to figure out. Kudos to the developer: this tool is a must-have for me, I write a lot of user docs & help & am always grabbing stuff off the screen.
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5
Fabien-Conus
22 January 2009
Version: 1.0.1
There are so many screen caputre utilities for the Mac. Now, this one bring an entirely new way of handling them and it is perfect !
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5
Stefan-Fuerst
22 January 2009
Version: 1.0
What a time saver! Never ever crop screen shots again. The "ScreenFlow" for static pictures. Excellent. Recommended to everyone doing documentation.
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Magosilvan
19 January 2009
Version: 1.0
Good idea, but frontmost window capture is grained. Is it a demo due limitation?
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