Why is it that when I learn about some technology, I find that it’s been around forever? And why is it that I could have used it over, and over and over again — had I only known about it? Sigh.
Such it is with Backdrop.
Backdrop is a simple FREE utility that fills your desktop screen with a solid color (or an picture). This is great when you are taking screen shots for tutorials or whenever you need to capture a portion of your screen but NOT all of the clutter that is residing on your desktop.
You can select your background color in the Preferences. Sweet. I like not being tied to a color that someone else thought was good.
If you prefer a background image instead, simply click on the Browse button to find the picture that you want. If you don’t like how the picture looks, click the Clear button.
If I had a dollar for every screen shot that I had to redo because of some unwanted thing in the background, I would be a millionaire. Or at least have an extra ten bucks in my pocket!
Of course this is a Mac app. Of course. Windows folks couldn’t come up with something this wonderful on their own . . .
Check it out. And please consider a donation. John Haney deserves to have his palm crossed with silver for all of his wonderful efforts!