MacOS Mojave introduced a new screenshot interface with lots of options. One of them being the ability to set up a fixed timer to grab screenshots.
- Bring up the screenshot utility by pressing Shift + ⌘ + 5 or by pressing ⌘ + Space and looking for “screenshot.app”
- Once in the Screenshot utility, click on Options and select one of the three commands: None, 5 Seconds or 10 Seconds.
I recently found out you can also take screenshots using the terminal:
screencapture -C -T10 Desktop/screenshot.png
Here’s a list of options from the help screen:
-c force screen capture to go to the clipboard -b capture Touch Bar - non-interactive modes only -C capture the cursor as well as the screen. only in non-interactive modes -d display errors to the user graphically -i capture screen interactively, by selection or window control key - causes screen shot to go to clipboard space key - toggle between mouse selection and window selection modes escape key - cancels interactive screen shot -m only capture the main monitor, undefined if -i is set -D<display> screen capture or record from the display specified. -D 1 is main display, -D 2 secondary, etc. -o in window capture mode, do not capture the shadow of the window -p screen capture will use the default settings for capture. The files argument will be ignored -M screen capture output will go to a new Mail message -P screen capture output will open in Preview or QuickTime Player if video -I screen capture output will open in Messages -B<bundleid> screen capture output will open in app with bundleid -s only allow mouse selection mode -S in window capture mode, capture the screen not the window -J [style] sets the starting of interfactive capture selection - captures screen in selection mode window - captures screen in window mode video - records screen in selection mode -t<format> image format to create, default is png (other options include pdf, jpg, tiff and other formats) -T<seconds> take the picture after a delay of <seconds>, default is 5 -w only allow window selection mode -W start interaction in window selection mode -x do not play sounds -a do not include windows attached to selected windows -r do not add dpi meta data to image -l<windowid> capture this windowsid -R<x,y,w,h> capture screen rect -v capture video recording of the screen -V<seconds> limits video capture to specified seconds -g captures audio during a video recording using default input. -G<id> captures audio during a video recording using audio id specified. -k show clicks in video recording mode -U Show interactive toolbar in interactive mode -u present UI after screencapture is complete. files passed to command line will be ignored files where to save the screen capture, 1 file per screen