How to Fix macOS Screenshots with Black Backgrounds + Missing Drop Shadows Bug
How to Fix macOS Screenshots with Black Backgrounds + Missing Drop Shadows Bug

The Fix macOS Screenshots will make your shots look great. So, what happened to the nice white background with the drop shadow, and how do you fix it? Continue reading to learn more.

There’s no good reason as to why Apple’s Mac screenshot backgrounds became black, and so it appears to be a bug. An unfortunate one at that. It was discovered the bug will occur depending on the screenshot file type.

You’re likely taking screenshots in JPG format and making this change on your own inside the Terminal app.

Unfortunately, the bug also appears in every other image format that doesn’t support transparency

JPGs are great for various reasons; however, if you want your white background and drop shadows back – you’ll need to change the screenshot’s file format to PNG.

How to Fix macOS Screenshots Black Background + Missing Shadows

 If you’re reading this before Apple fixes the screenshot bug, you’ll need to change the image file type for screenshots back to PNG in order for the black background to go away and to get your white background and drop shadow back. Here’s how:

1️⃣ Open the Terminal app.

2️⃣ Copy and paste the following code into Terminal, then hit enter.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type png

3️⃣ Copy and paste the following code into Terminal, then hit enter.

killall SystemUIServer

4️⃣ Test by hitting Command + Shift + 5 simultaneously, then click. 

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