Layers
Layers 1.6.2
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Capture every item on your screen as a Photoshop layered image.   Demo ($24.95)
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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
What's New
Version 1.6.2:
  • Fixed "Check for updates..." item in main menu.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Layers User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Kalle-W commented on 12 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Uncoy reviewed on 08 Feb 2012
Broken for full webpage capture. No news from the developer. Pretty bad manners. Expensive for something to break permanently in less than a year.
[Version 1.6.2]

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Detlevski replied on 29 Jan 2013
Abondonware
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Irradiated-Software reviewed on 13 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Cowicide commented on 11 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.2]

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Cowicide replied on 11 Nov 2011
Also just tested in all other browsers it says it supports and same thing happened, just one flat layer for the webpage. No layers. Tested in Opera, Camino, Firefox and Chrome.
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Multimago reviewed on 03 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Chealey reviewed on 07 Oct 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.2]


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lkmi reviewed on 09 Sep 2011
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.
[Version 1.6.2]

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Chealey replied on 07 Oct 2011
Same here, I just checked supported browser, and they're all old. Dev's are not keeping up with browser technology, really unfortunate.
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Jimk reviewed on 18 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Michaelfuchs reviewed on 10 Nov 2010
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... :-)
[Version 1.4.2]


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kdfukuyama commented on 17 Mar 2010
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!
[Version 1.2.5]


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DarylF2 had trouble on 30 Jun 2009
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.
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Jul 2009
Firefox 3.5 WebShot has not been thoroughly tested yet, is not fully supported in current version of Layers. It's a case of bad timing. Until yesterday, 30th of June, the official Firefox release was 3.0
We'll update Layers very soon. Sorry for the inconveniences.

By the way, supported versions are: Safari 3 and 4, Firefox 3.0, WebKit r4185+ and Opera 9.5+
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Anonymous commented on 01 Jul 2009
DARYLF2, Firefox 3.5 is working fine in our development boxes. Can you contact us to study your case? (support@layersapp.com)
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DarylF2 replied on 01 Jul 2009
Will do.

Showells rated on 22 Oct 2012

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Radiopaque rated on 17 Feb 2012

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flyloops rated on 22 Nov 2011

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Lookin2it rated on 22 Jun 2011

[Version 1.5.1]



Harald4 rated on 11 Jun 2011

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Lucapix rated on 09 Jun 2011

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asimo rated on 08 Jun 2011

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Jeff Wholeman rated on 08 Jun 2011

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Bottacco rated on 07 Jun 2011

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LucasH rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 1.5.1]


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Date:20 Jul 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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.
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