Have you ever used those fancy screen capture applications that allow you to annotate on a screen capture? We had previously blogged about a procedure to change the location of screen captures, Make screenshots directly in your inbox. Combine that tip with this one and you’ll have a your own version right inside DEVONthink.
- Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app.
- Paste: defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf and press Return.
- Paste: killall SystemUIServer and press Return.
Now when you make your screen capture, you will end up with a PDF. Select the PDF in DEVONthink and add notes, arrows, even links!
Note that this is a system-wide change, not just for DEVONthink. If you want to change the format back then just repeat the steps but use “png”, “jpg”, or “tiff” (without the quotes) for the type.