Disable shadow in screen capture on Mac

There are built-in features to capture screen and save them as image files on Mac. When you capture windows other than the whole screen on Mac, you will find the drop-shadows in your screenshots. The shadow effect makes your screen captures looks professional. Some people however find it is slightly annoying and distracting. If you are looking for an easy way to disable shadow in screen capture on Mac, this guide is just for you. Today, we will show you how to remove shadow effects from window screenshots on Mac using the Terminal.

Open the Terminal app from the Launchpad or Spotlight Search on Mac. Type in following code and press Enter or Return on your keyboard to execute the command.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true&&killall SystemUIServer
disable shadow screen capture mac

If you like to add shadows to screen shots on Mac in the future, you can use below command also in the Terminal app on Mac.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool false&&killall SystemUIServer

Screen capture alternatives for Mac

You can also use third-party screen capture tools on Mac to take screenshots without shadows. Snagit is a professional screen capture software with built-in image editing features and screen recording support. You can find more details of this tool from this link.

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