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Layers 1.0 does Photoshop-ready screenshots

updated 11:40 am EST, Mon January 26, 2009

Layers 1.0 released

wuonm has released Layers 1.0, a new screenshot tool for Macs. The software is distinguished by saving shots as Photoshop files, rather than just as static images; files are automatically separated into different layers for windows and the desktop, and can include objects such as icons, menu bars and the Dock. Adjustable factors include framing, shadowing and opacity.

The software additionally allows people to save or filter out objects such as wallpapers or Finder icons, and toggle capture for individual displays, in the case of multi-monitor setups. Documents are compatible with any application that supports the PSD format, though Photoshop itself must be at v5.0 or later; the app can alternately save composite or separate image files.

Layers runs on Mac OS X 10.5 or later, and will typically cost $20, but is only $15 during its launch period. A demo version labels screenshots with watermarks.

by MacNN Staff



  1. jondesu

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'm very impressed. Separate layers for each object? I might have to talk my boss into letting me get it so I can create my presentations for this (I teach classes on how to use a Mac).


  1. JonathanBadeen

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I used the beta that was on The app is simply awesome. It'll revolutionize screenshots like Screenflow did for screen recording.

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