Sometimes you want your screenshots to be smaller in sizes so that you can share them easily. Also, if you are sharing them on website like I do, you want them to be small in size so that your webpage loads quickly. By default when you take screenshot in Mac, it shows a drop shadow (a shadow of window) in screenshots, that looks cool but it makes your file size lager and doesn’t serve any purpose. In this guide I will share how to disable the the drop shadow in screenshots.
Disabling drop shadow
In order to disable, you need to open the terminal first. To open it go to Applications ❯ Utilities ❯ Terminal
Type the following command and hit enter.
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool TRUE;killall SystemUIServer
Now you can verify the change by taking a screenshot. Press
Reverting the changes
If you want to enable the drop shadow again in the screenshots for some reason then type the following command in terminal and hit enter. This will enable the drop shadow feature again.
defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool FALSE;killall SystemUIServer