Skitch for Mac Tips and Tricks

Skitch for Mac Tips and Tricks
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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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