Mac: Taking screenshots is easy, but editing them and removing items you don’t want seen in the final image can be difficult. With Layersapp, you can capture your desktop and all of the open windows and applications on it as layers that are editable in Photoshop.The app saves your screenshots as PSD files, completely editable in Adobe PhotoShop, and creates individual layers for the apps and windows you have open. For example, if you accidentally left your e-mail client up in the background of your screenshot, you can hide or remove that layer from the final screen capture.
Layersapp goes father than that: each menu, open dialog, and even every status bar icon can be independently managed in PhotoShop using the file that LayersApp provides. The app supports multiple displays, and even takes whole-page captures of web pages in most popular browsers. It also supports keyboard shortcuts, so you can make it your default screenshot app if you take lots of captures and subsequently need to edit or tweak them for documentation or tutorials.
Layersapp will set you back $US24.95, and you’ll likely need Adobe PhotoShop or PhotoShop Elements to make the most of the tool. If that’s too rich for your blood or you don’t need all of the features, check out our five best screen capture tools instead.