Add a macOS-style drop shadow to your "partial" screen captures or plain-bordered images
By default, and like it or hate it, the macOS keystrokes to capture full app screen (⇧- ⌘- 5) will add a subtle drop shadow around your saved image. This can make it more visually appealing when adding a screen shot or image to a document. The convert app, part of the ImageMagick distribution, has a nice command line function to add this same drop shadow effect to any of your images (e.g., a partial screen capture using .⇧- ⌘- 4)
Once installed, you can use the following command line to update your image with a drop-shadow:
convert "Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 09.47.13.png" \( +clone -background black -shadow 80x20+0+15 \) +swap -background transparent -layers merge +repage "Screen Shot 2021-07-07 at 09.47.13.png"
which will turn this:
Pro-tip: You can create a pseudo-function in your BASH or ZSH environment - e.g., in your ~/.bashrc file, add this line: