My wife never remembers how to take screenshots, but let's be honest it is NOT intuitive.
With KM10, I thought this was a great opportunity to set up a Macro group for screenshots that provided options in a menu:
However, it would be great if I could create an option that takes a screenshot (selection or full screen) and then adds that to the Photos library.
How might I achieve this?
As far as I know there is no way to add items to Photos without opening the Photos app.
On my Mojave system I can use an Open a File Folder or Application action to send a file-path to Photos.
So – it's not exactly smooth, but it can be done.
Ah, I guess I could do this:
- Screenshot to clipboard
- Write a file from clipboard (with a filename of my choosing)
- Open photos with that file
- Then delete the file (once I have given Photos enough time to open/add)
That seems do-able
I think if you trash the file instead of deleting it you won’t have to worry about a delay.
But you'll have to test.