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RetinaCapture for Mac

Simultaneously take 1x and 2x screenshots on Retina Macs

RetinaCapture allows you to simultaneously take crisp 1x and 2x screenshots on Retina Macs. It's also the perfect solution for taking smaller screenshots on Retina Macs.

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Use Cases

Say you're working on a website and want to take screenshots that look their best on both Retina and non-Retina Macs.

RetinaCapture makes this easy by simultaneously taking a 1x and 2x resolution screenshot and saving both to a single directory. You can then use both with a HTML/CSS image set. The 1x screenshot is redrawn by macOS at the lower resolution, rather than scaled, so everything looks crisp.

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Crisp 1x screenshot taken
with RetinaCapture

RetinaCapture for macOS comparison screenshot

2x screenshot scaled
to 50% with Preview

Here is how a 1x screenshot captured by RetinaCapture compares to a 2x version scaled down manually to 50% with Preview. Notice the TV icon has much less artifacts around the edges.

Do you just want to share a single, non-Retina (1x) resolution image from your Retina Mac? RetinaCapture makes taking one a snap -- no more oversized screenshots.

Watch demo on YouTube
Watch demo of RetinaCapture on YouTube


RetinaCapture is a fully-featured native app designed just for the Mac. Streamline your workflow with the following features:

  • Capture a window, the entire screen or a selected region of the screen
  • Take screenshots at 1x or 2x (Retina) resolutions, or both simultaneously
  • Save captures in the PNG, JPEG or TIFF file formats
  • Toggle between @2x and _2x naming schemes
  • Toggle window shadows off and on
  • Run RetinaCapture as a menu bar app


We hate subscriptions as much as you do, so our business model is simple: RetinaCapture is a one-time purchase that costs as much as a cup of coffee in San Francisco. 🌁

We just want to remain self-employed and maintain the development of the app. Thanks for your support. ❤️

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RetinaCapture is compatible with macOS 14 "Sonoma" on Intel and Apple Silicon Macs.
The minimum system requirement is macOS 10.15 "Catalina".