WebShot Accurate Web Capture
Photoshop Layered screen capturesFor capturing screen images, we've used Snapz Pro from Ambrosia for years. It's been known as the ultimate screen capture utility. But that may be changing. Layers 1.1, is an emerging screen capturing utility for Mac OS X, and the new version features a new tool called WebShot. What's unique about WebShot is you can capture complete web pages into Layers, as a layered file, compatible with Adobe PhotoShop for fully layered PSD files, composite images or as separate image files. Just how cool is that?
From the major Mac browsers, Safari, Firefox, WebKit and Opera, users can effortlessly capture the output of different browsers and compare how each one renders the same page. And WebShot understands frames too. Besides grabbing the full page, WebShots may also include the contents of frames/iFrames in separate layers.
WebShot Feature Highlights:
* Supported browsers are Safari 3+ and 4+, Firefox 3.0+, WebKit and Opera 9+
* Captures the actual pixels, as rendered in the choosen browser
* Lightning fast: the average website is a snap to capture
* Monster sized websites (>100000 pixels height) can also be captured accurately
* Users can interact with the page and take the WebShot in the precise moment
* Capture Flash and basically anything that is rendered by the browser
In addition to the new WebShot feature, Layers includes minor improvements. Users may now deactivate layer groups in the resulting PSD file to maximize compatibility with other image editors (ie: Photoshop Elements). Layers now has a new preferences UI, displaying image kind (layered, composite, bunch of files), image format (tiff, png), create groups, capture frames, growl integration and more.
With an easy-to-use Inspector, Layers features several options to further customize screen captures. Users may filter screen elements to show or hide items, such as wallpaper or Finder icons on their Desktop; or select and save specific items. The Inspector allows users to configure advanced options as well, including Framing, Shadow inclusion, Opacity, or layer bounds. Layers can handle several displays too, so users can disable/enable the capture in each display. (See screen)
Layers supports all Mac applications that can read PSD files, including Photoshop (5.0 or later), Pixelmator, MacGimp, Adobe Photoshop Elements and others. Grouped layers require Photoshop 6.0 or higher, or any application that supports grouped layers. Layers features default preferences for UI settings, the location where captures are saved, and user-defined Hot Keys.
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 6.5 MB Hard Drive space
* Adobe PhotoShop 5.0 or later
* Any Application that supports PSD files
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