Want to take screenshots with precision and adjustable controls? Crosshairs
for Mac is what you’ll need if you want a friendly menubar utility that slaps screenshots right onto the desktop. Crosshairs is really simple to use:
- Click on the menubar icon to activate Crosshairs
- Drag the overlay anywhere and achieve a pixel-perfect with the graphic counter
- Press the spacebar to take the screenshot
- Press the escape key to deactivate Crosshairs
Simple, no? You might be wondering why you’d use Crosshairs over Snow Leopard’s built in screenshot utility, and the answer is simple. With Crosshairs, you can readjust and take multiple snaps consecutively in one row, making readjustments as needed.
There’s quite a few keyboard commands
for Crosshairs, and its main purpose is to get dimensions of anything on screen. For pixel pushers measuring apps or windows for Photoshop, Crosshairs conveniently sits above your workspace so you can quickly rule what you need. If you’re working with a dark background, you could always change that overlay from black to white.