Are you wondering how to take a screen shot without the shadow in Mac OS X? Well, You can take a screen shot without the shadow in Mac OS X by using either the command line screen capture utility or by using the Grab app. If you want to use Grab then simply launch it from /Applications/Utilities and then from the “Capture” menu, simply select “Window”. Now simply hit Command+Shift+4 to bring up the familiar window selection tool, but no resulting image will include the window shadow
This will bring up the familiar window selector tool that you get when you hit Command+Shift+4, but any resulting image won’t include the window shadow.
First you have to launch the “terminal”.
So here’s the syntax you’d want to use for that:
screencapture -oi test.jpg
This too will bring up the familiar window selection tool, and any resulting screen capture will be missing the shadow.
If you want the image to go to your desktop like a normal screenshot would, use:
screencapture -oi ~/Desktop/shadowfree.jpg
You can direct the output of this command to where ever you want, just specify the proper path.