# Disable shadow

Disable screenshot shadow when capturing an app (⌘ cmd+⇧ shift+4 then space).

  • Tested on macOS:
    • Big Sur
    • Catalina
    • Mojave
  • Parameter type: bool

# Set to false (default value)

Add a shadow to screenshots

defaults write com.apple.screencapture "disable-shadow" -bool "false" 

Example output with value set to false

# Set to true

Remove the default shadow from screenshots

defaults write com.apple.screencapture "disable-shadow" -bool "true" 

Example output with value set to true

# Read current value

defaults read com.apple.screencapture "disable-shadow"

# Reset to default value

defaults delete com.apple.screencapture "disable-shadow"