Like my compatriot,
Jason Snell, I’m more than a little keen on Ambrosia Software’s
Snapz X Pro 2.0. I use it extensively to create stills and videos for my monthly Macworld video tutorial, Breen’s Bungalow, and, of course, for screenshots that appear in the
column. The latest update is a remarkable piece of work — allowing you to capture large swaths of video at high frame rates.
While beta testing Snapz Pro I found that it did have some difficulty capturing stills of iPhoto 4 Slideshows — you’d hear the familiar “click” indicating that Snapz was ready to do its business, but the Snapz interface never appeared.
I found you could work around the problem by invoking Snapz and then pressing Command-Option-Escape. This forces the Snapz interface to the foreground, allowing you to capture the screen. The regrettable side effect is that once you’ve taken your shot, iPhoto quits.