MACRO: ScreenCapture - Select Region & Save to File with Date/Time Stamp [Example] (v9.0.4)

MACRO:   ScreenCapture: Select Region & Save to File with Date/Time Stamp [Example]

~~~ VER: 1.0    2020-01-03 ~~~
Requires: KM 8.2.4+   macOS 10.11 (El Capitan)+
(Macro was written & tested using KM 9.0+ on macOS 10.14.5 (Mojave))

DOWNLOAD Macro File:

ScreenCapture- Select Region & Save to File with Date-Time Stamp [Example].kmmacros
Note: This Macro was uploaded in a DISABLED state. You must enable before it can be triggered.


Example Output

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ReleaseNotes

Author.@JMichaelTX

PURPOSE:

  • ScreenCapture: Select Region & Save to File with Date/Time Stamp
    • Prompt User for Output Details
    • User Draws Rectangle to Capture Region

HOW TO USE

  1. First, make sure you have followed instructions in the Macro Setup below.
  2. Open the App and Document where you want to do a screen shot
  3. Trigger this macro.
    • Enter Output Data: File Name, File Format, Output Folder
    • NOTE: The Output Folder MUST already exist
    • Draw a rectangle to select capture area
    • Output file is revealed in Finder
  4. For Details on the Bash screencapture command, see:
    TIP: How to Automate Screen Capture Using Bash screencapture Command

MACRO SETUP

  • Carefully review the Release Notes and the Macro Actions
    • Make sure you understand what the Macro will do.
    • You are responsible for running the Macro, not me. ??
      .

Make These Changes to this Macro

  1. Assign a Trigger to this macro.
  2. Move this macro to a Macro Group that is only Active when you need this Macro.
  3. ENABLE this Macro, and the Macro Group it is in.
    .
  • REVIEW/CHANGE THE FOLLOWING MACRO ACTIONS:
    (all shown in the magenta color)
    • DateTimeForFile format
    • Default values for Prompt for Output Data

REQUIRES:

  1. KM 8.2+
  2. macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitan)+

TAGS: @ScreenShot @ShellScript

USER SETTINGS:

  • Any Action in magenta color is designed to be changed by end-user

ACTION COLOR CODES

  • To facilitate the reading, customizing, and maintenance of this macro,
    key Actions are colored as follows:
  • GREEN -- Key Comments designed to highlight main sections of macro
  • MAGENTA -- Actions designed to be customized by user
  • YELLOW -- Primary Actions (usually the main purpose of the macro)
  • ORANGE -- Actions that permanently destroy Variables or Clipboards,
    OR IF/THEN and PAUSE Actions

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

  • While I have given this a modest amount of testing, and to the best of my knowledge will do no harm, I cannot guarantee it.
  • If you have any doubts or questions:
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It works perfectly. Sorry it took you so much time !! thank you very much.

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