P. Kabra
Re

Remove Mac Screenshot Shadow

Enable and disable the shadow in cropped screenshots

MacยทMonday, June 7, 2021
Summary

To disable the screenshot shadow, run

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true; killall SystemUIServer

And to enable the screenshot shadow, run

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool false; killall SystemUIServer

By default, when you take a cropped screenshot of a window (with command-shift-4), the screenshot has a shadow:

To disable this shadow, run the following commands in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true
killall SystemUIServer

Screenshots should not have the shadow anymore:

To re-enable shadows on screenshots, run the following commands:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool false
killall SystemUIServer