I recommend Skitch, it can do everything and then more ... I can send you an invite if it's still required or otherwise you will find it on Google
I like the Grab tool on OS X however it doesn't seem to be able to then draw on the captured image like the Snipping Tool on Vista/Windows 7 can.
My wife needs to do a whole lot of edits to websites and in the past the Snipping tool with it's little drawing ability to underline stuff or circle stuff or draw a simple arrow was a godsend.
Can the Grab tool do little drawing lines etc like the Snipping Tool?
Is there a better tool available for OS X than the Grab tool we can buy or that is freeware?
Appreciate your time.
I agree with Skitch. I was turned onto it recently and it's brilliant. I love how I can post images to the web and share links pretty much instantly, no messing around. Easily the best screen capture app around.
I think nearly everyone here uses Skitch - I've been using it for a while since a fellow MacTalk sent me an invite months back.
Skitch never ceases to amaze me with it's inbuilt abilities ....
If you click on the Snap Icon you get cross hairs and can grab stuff galore!
I really hate these corny sayings but I'm lettin' my hair down!
Me ❤ Skitch
Thanks for that. Yep read up about Skitch and Jing. Both look like good replacements for the Snippet tool in Vista/Windows 7 for my wife's iMac. I tried them both and will go with Skitch.
I guess I'm the only person who doesn't use Skitch here. Never tried it myself - I'm sure it's great but I like my way of doing things (the long way!).
I would screenshot and use Seashore (equivalent to MS Paint):
Seashore - About
I like to use OS X's built-in Grab application.
Mac mini and iPad: Mac mini (Mid 2011) Core i5 2.3 GHz 2GB RAM, Thunderbolt Display, Mac OS X 10.7, iPad 32GB (Wi-Fi), Apple TV (160GB)
What I like about an app like Skitch, is the ability like drawing on a photo or place a box around something to highlight it .. then upping it to the server and wham bam thankmam-you!
Otherwise I use the Shift Command 3/4 etc etc for local stuff.
you put that so much better than me meremortal
Instead of taking a "normal" selection screenshot using OSX, CMD+SHIFT+5 will take a selection screenshot using Skitch.
Thanks for clarifying that BennyLing, I had absolutely no idea that the keyboard command for Skitch's screen selection tool!
I've only been using Skitch for 2 or 3 yrs and I'm learning more and more about something that I enjoy using, it's great!