22 July 2007

Announcing Sharpshooter

I am pleased to announce that Sharpshooter version 0.2 is available for downloading. It is a freeware Cocoa application I developed to help with screenshots on Mac OS X. I use the Command-Shift-4 key combo to capture parts of the screen a lot, but grew frustrated when I had to switch to the Finder to rename the "Picture 1.png" file to something more apropos. Sharpshooter runs in the background and out of sight, until you take a screenshot. It will then present a window where you can review the picture and choose what to do with it. You can either rename it from its default name to something more descriptive, move the screenshot to the Trash, or cancel the operation keeping the screenshot as it is.

Hopefully you find Sharpshooter as useful as I do and I would love to hear any feedback you might have for me. Here is a link to the Readme.

  • Sharpshooter requires Mac OS X 10.4 or greater.

  • Sharpshooter will work with multiple monitors, but I hope to add better support for this in the future. Currently if you take a screenshot spanning two monitors, you will end up with two separate windows to rename "Picture 1.png" and "Picture 1(2).png".

  • I need a different icon.