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This tweak darkens the iPhone’s screenshot flash in dark environments

If you’ve ever wanted to show someone something from the display of your device without being in physical contact with them, then you might choose to capture a screenshot and send the resulting image to that person of choice. All iPhones and iPads support screenshot-taking, and if you’re familiar with the process, you should already know that iOS generates a bright white flash when the screenshot button sequence is invoked to simulate a camera flash.

It’s a nice touch to make the screenshot experience seem more realistic, but if you’re ever in a dark environment, such as peering at your phone while in bed, the bright white flash can be tear-jerkingly blinding. That’s why iOS developer XCXiao has released a new jailbreak tweak dubbed Smart Dark Flash.

Clear unwanted screenshots from your Photo Library more quickly with Screender

I take so many screenshots every day that it isn’t even funny, and as you might come to expect, they clutter up my Camera Roll in seemingly no time at all.

Typically, I’ll delete all my excess screenshots when I’m finished with them, but a free jailbreak tweak called Screender by iOS developer Esquilliaims to make this process easier by implementing a screenshot delete function directly into iOS’ Control Center interface.

Swipeshot: A new way to take screenshots on your jailbroken handset

Taking a screenshot on your iPhone typically involves pressing a couple of buttons, but Ryan Petrch’s popular Activator tweak can help you take a screenshot using almost any other gesture you can set your mind to. Take note of the word “almost” in that statement…

Swipeshot is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Nepeta that lets you take a screenshot on your iPhone or iPad with a three-finger swipe on the Status Bar. As it turns out, this is one of the few gesture techniques that Activator doesn’t appear to provide out of the box.

Snapper 2 augments your iPhone’s screenshot-centric capabilities

Apple stepped up how iOS handles screenshots in some of the latest iterations of iOS, but that’s not to say it’s perfect. With that in mind, we can usually expect that the jailbreak community will respond with a solution whenever Apple leaves anything to be desired, and that’s precisely what happened in this particular instance.

Snapper 2 is a jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Jonathan Winger-Lang that augments iOS’ screenshot handling with a whole trough of new features, including sticky screenshot previews and privacy protection, among other things.

BigShotJb lets you capture taller screenshots more easily

I snap so many screenshots on my iOS devices each day that even the world’s most renowned mathematicians would need a calculator to keep count, but the situation is intensified when I capture tall vertical interfaces; doing so often requires snapping several screenshots that will need to be stitched together in photo-editing software afterward.

If you’ve ever been in a similar predicament, then you know what a pain this can be and you’ll be ecstatic to know there’s another way. A free jailbreak tweak dubbed BigShotJb (iOS 11) by iOS developers tapthaker and Julio Verne lets you capture tall vertical screenshots just like the one in the example above with minimal effort.

How to hide floating screenshot thumbnail previews on Mac

Floating Thumbnail Preview on Mac Screen

One of the new features of macOS Mojave is the floating thumbnail previews that pop up when you take a screenshot. In previous versions of macOS, your screenshots, by default, would save directly to your desktop. But now, you’ll see a small preview of your screenshot in the corner of your screen briefly, before it saves to the desktop.

While this is a neat little feature for some, it can be meaningless to others. So, this tutorial shows you how to hide the floating screenshot thumbnail previews on your Mac.

How to take screenshots and capture screen recordings in macOS Mojave

Thanks to a brand-new floating interface in macOS Mojave, you can now take Mac screenshots with less effort than ever before. All-new onscreen controls give you quick access to every option, including a video recording capability, without having to memorize complex keyboard shortcuts. And with Mojave's streamlined workflow, you can share your screenshots easily without ever cluttering the desktop.