Review: Snapz Pro 2.5.1 screen capture program is past its prime
Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:44 AM
I did buy Voilà, but after realizing it silently made itself the default application for several file types, I removed every trace of it, as I can't live with an unpredictable system.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:34 AM
During the last years I have beein trying to switch to other competitors but since Snapz is the only screen capture utility with fixed size and position on the selection tool, I have sticked with Snapz.
Recently I have created a brilliant workflow with Snapz incorporating Hazel, ScreenFloat, LittleSnapper and other apps.
So when I hit cmd + shift + 3 I always have the "Save as..." as my destination.
When I have selected and captured my image, Snapz presents me of a standard save dialogue box. And here starts "the magic" through Hazel...
After naming the file, Hazel takes care of the screen capture:
"mail" - the capture is attached to a new e-mail
"sf" - the capture will be floating through ScreenFloat with no window bar
"ls" - the capture is send to LittleSnapper for the fastest annotation
"pi" - the capture is send to Pixelmator
"ev" - the capture is send to Evernote
"dt" - the capture is send to my desktop and renamed with date stamp
"of" - capture is move to a specific folder and OmniFocus action is created
Finally a Hazel scripts delete old screen captures ten days after their creation.
It works like a breeze :-)
Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:52 AM
You can set Snapz to start in the background and then set its keyboard shortcuts to the same as the OS's default screen-capture combo. Nothing to remember that way.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:04 PM
Not a fan of the recent behavior in how one names the capture (it used to ask for this first, now it's 2nd).
What frustrates me as a color geek is that Snapz isn't ICC color aware. ColorFlow is. When I make a screen grab, I have to use Hazel to assign the display profile and convert to sRGB. I asked the Snapz people years ago about supporting at least tagging what they capture with the display profile but nada. Is any of the other screen grab app's able to do this? It's kind of useful to open a screen capture in Photoshop and have the color appearance correctly maintained which means, tag the screen profile to that capture.
Author “Color Management for Photographers”
Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:46 PM
It is my personal hope that the developer will come across this review and consider it a firm kick in the pants, such that they will get on the ball and bring some outstanding features to the product.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:49 PM
I'm also a registered owner of SnapNDrag Pro, which I got in a bundle offer. Nice utility that lets you easily do timed screenshots and save to its own little database.
It's too bad Snapz Pro hasn't been updated but it's still a decent app... just overpriced compared to the competition.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:53 PM
Hm, that sounds like a great idea. I will give that a try. Thanks!
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:48 PM
I also like Layers (layersapp.com), it hasn't been upgrade in awhile either.
Does anyone know if the future of sandboxing will eliminate screenshot apps?
Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:04 PM
No direct social media integration buttons?. I use Snapz Pro as a Graphic Design tool for work, not to socialize, but I can still post to Twitter and Facebook anyway via the "Send to Email" option.
Really, I haven't seen any alternative presented here that compels me to switch over to other apps. If it ain't broken,...
The only app that I use that covers a function that Snapz can't do is Web Snapper's long/complete webpage recording.