How to blur or pixelate images or screenshots on Mac

Pixelate image on Mac

It's always a good idea to blur or pixelate parts of an image or screenshot if it contains sensitive information that you wouldn't want others to see. You can easily take a screenshot on Mac using the built-in tool, but there's no way to pixelate an image with that tool. Luckily, there are a couple of ways to pixelate and image or screenshot to hide information.

How to take a screenshot of your Mac using Touch Bar

Apple introduced the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro in 2016, and it's been included on the 13-inch as well as 15-inch model ever since. The OLED touch strip on top of the keyboard replaces the Function keys, but adds plenty of extra features. The Touch bar will adapt to the app that you're using and provide shortcuts and best controls for that app. Some people love the Touch Bar, but there are some who don't like it. 

How to capture full page screenshots in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on Mac

Capture a Full Page Screenshot in Firefox on Mac

There are plenty of times when you want to capture and save a screenshot of an entire webpage. It could be a research article, helpful tutorial, or even a shopping site’s product display.

What we once needed extensions for, can now be done with built-in browser features. Here, we’ll show you how to capture full-page or scrolling screenshots in Safari, Firefox, and Chrome on Mac without third-party add-ons.

How to send Nintendo Switch screenshots to your iPhone

Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch

If you love playing games on your Nintendo Switch as much as I do, then you probably already know about the handy screenshot feature. Maybe you capture shots of high scores or levels you’ve tackled. And while it’s great you have an album to see all your screenshots, maybe you’d like to do a bit more with them.

You might want to post those awesome gaming moments on social media. You may want to brag to a pal that you got further in the game than they did. Or, you might even want to help a friend who is new to a game by showing them how to do something.

Whatever the reason, you can take those Nintendo Switch screenshots and plop them right onto your iPhone. From there you can send, share, post, or do whatever you like with them. Here’s how it’s done.

How to capture a screenshot of a whole text thread on iPhone

PicSew Screenshot Stitching on iPhone

Do you need to get a single shot of entire conversation in Messages? Maybe it’s for something important like a court appearance or perhaps you want to save a backup just in case you need it down the road.

You can certainly scour the App Store for tools. But we took the work out of that for you. Here, we’ll show you how to screenshot a whole text conversation with a screenshot stitching tool called Picsew.

New to Mac? Here’s all the tools in the Mac Utilities folder

macOS Utilities Folder

If you’ve just purchased your first Mac, and especially if you’re coming from Windows, you might be wondering about the Utilities folder. You may see the folder but have yet to open it or you might be looking for a specific tool and don’t realize it’s in that folder.

Whatever the case, we’re here with another in our New to Mac series to help you out! We’ll explain what’s in the Utilities folder and what each tool is for.

How to take and view a screenshot on Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite in Case

Like taking a screenshot on your iPhone, you may have plenty of reasons for doing it on Kinle. We here at iDB take screenshots to show you how to do thing on your devices. But you might take one to get support from the maker or help show a friend how to navigate.

If taking a screenshot on your Kindle Paperwhite is something you’re interested in doing, then this is your how-to. We’ll show you how to take a screenshot on the eReader and how to view it once you do.

Flashy lets jailbreakers customize their iPhone’s screenshot flash

It has become quite the norm to snap a screenshot whenever you feel like sending someone a representation of your iPhone or iPad’s display, but one thing that hasn’t changed even slightly over the years is the bright white screen flash effect that was designed to simulate that of an actual camera flash.

If you’re interested in customizing the screenshot flash in any way, shape, or form, then you might take a liking to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed Flashy by iOS developer CydiaGeek. In a nutshell, this tweak lets you customize the screenshot flash’s color and make other minor adjustments to the screenshot flash behavior.

This tweak lets users reassign the Reachability gesture to other actions

Although I don’t use my iPhone’s Reachability interface that often, I do think that the gesture for invoking it is particularly clever on notched devices. Unfortunately, since I don’t really use Reachability that much, I find that the gesture goes to waste more than being useful.

If, like me, you rarely use the Reachability interface and would rather use the convenient Home Bar-based gesture for something more useful, then you’ll probably like a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called CantReachMe by iOS developer woodfairy. With it, you can map the native Reachability gesture to a new action of your choosing.

ScreenshotActions makes it easier to share and interact with iOS screenshots

I take so many screenshots on my iPhone day in and day out that I nearly take having the ability to capture my display as an image file for granted. Many others are in the boat I am, but whether you take many screenshots or not, one thing we may all be able to agree on is that Apple could make the screenshot interface a lot more intuitive.

Enter ScreenshotActions, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer P2KDev that makes it a whole lot easier for users to share and interact with screenshots after snapping them.