Skitch for Mac Tips and Tricks

Skitch for Mac Tips and Tricks

Skitch for Mac Tips and Tricks

There are lots of ways to use Skitch beyond the basics covered in our Skitch Guide. Here are a few tips and tricks:

Capture menu in the dock

Once Skitch is running, there's no need to switch to the Skitch window to capture a snapshot. Just click and hold on the Skitch icon in the application dock. A snapshot menu will appear that allows you to do any of the following:

  • Crosshair snapshot
  • Previous snapshot area
  • Fullscreen snapshot
  • Window snapshot
  • Menu snapshot
  • Camera snapshot

The captured image will automatically be opened in Skitch.

Keyboard shortcuts

The following are some of the useful keyboard shortcuts that are available:

Capturing

  • Crosshair Snapshot: Shift + Command + 5
  • Fullscreen Snapshot: Shift + Command + 6
  • Window Snapshot: Shift + Command + W
  • Camera Snapshot: Shift + Command + T

Annotating

  • Arrow: Option + Command + A
  • Text: Option + Command + T
  • Rectangle: Option + Command + R
  • Rounded Rectangle: Option + Command + U
  • Ellipse: Option + Command + O
  • Line: Option + Command + L
  • Marker: Option + Command + M
  • Highlighter: Option + Command + I
  • Pixelate: Option + Command + X
  • Crop/Resize: Option + Command + K
  • Tool Size: Option + Command + 1 through Option + Command + 5

Sharing

  • Share via email: Shift + Command + M
  • Create Public Link and copy URL: Command + /

Change default arrow direction

By default, the arrow annotation in Skitch points where you drag to. To point to where you drag from, hold the Option key when creating a new arrow.

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