Take screenshot, save in tmp and open in preview

I use the macro below a lot to screenshot some information I need visible for other programs.
Mostly as a graphic designer it is color values from palettes, which disappear when the program does not have focus.
The screenshot is saved in the tmp folder, so no cleanup is necessary.

Keyboard Maestro “Take screenshot, save in tmp and open in preview” Macro

Take screenshot- save in tmp and open in preview.kmmacros (2.4 KB)


For related macros, see Macros tagged with screenshot

If you don't want to bother saving a file at all.


ScreenCapture to Clipboard → Open in Preview.kmmacros (4.1 KB)


Hi Chris
That was a smart way to do it.

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thank you for the macro

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