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How to take a remote screenshot in OS X

Taking a screenshot in OS X is a popular option for capturing activity on your computer, whether for communicating instructions to people or documenting events that are happening on your system. Usually screenshots are taken when sitting at the local system, but if needed you can also do so remotely by several different means.

The easiest way to take a remote screenshot is by using the Screen Sharing service in OS X. By enabling this in the Sharing system preferences and then connecting to the remote system to view its screen, you are provided a couple of ways to take … Read more

Frustrating recording tool

I Screen Recorder is a confusing program that allows users to capture screenshots and videos of their onscreen activity. Although the program works, its poor design makes it frustrating to use.

The program's interface seems at first that it will be intuitive, with buttons for Screen Capture, TV Capture, DV Capture, and Other Devices. However, the main frame of the interface features a bizarre infinite regression of whatever is on the screen at the time, which didn't make much sense. Actually recording a video was fairly easy; we clicked Start, went about our business, and clicked Stop, and … Read more

Digital magnifying glass

ZoomMagic helps take a closer look at the computer screen with this digital magnifying glass tool. By quickly blowing things up and offering a surprising special feature, this is a great choice for anyone needing to zoom in.

The program's simplistic, onscreen directions welcomed us to start right away. We also appreciated how large all tools and texts were, and how accommodating they were to users with visual impairments. The program blew up anything behind its medium-size box that we ferried around the screen, acting as a digital magnifying glass. Also, the box had an option to stay stationary … Read more

Take your best shot

SnagIt 9 makes screen shots as glamorous as they'll get, letting you capture any part of your screen, from a partial image to the entire contents of a scrolling window. You can grab images of Web sites and software applications or pictures from scanners and digital cameras. You even can capture video and record screen action in AVI format.

Version 9 completely overhauls the interface to bring the wide range of editing tools and effects to the surface with a simplified, icon-oriented menu structure that makes SnagIt even more flexible and easy to use. Tools to draw, resize, recolor, … Read more