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Snapz Pro 2

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Snapz_Pro_2.sit (1.03 MB)
MD5: bba8923bb05e9ffcdb543f0ce9b9d053
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Snapz-Pro-2-preinstalled.sit (292.00 KB)
MD5: ccd7a6a95ffca0f8b34c60e6b0239773
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9

Snapz Pro 2 is a sleek utility that lets you grab virtually anything you see on your Mac's screen and immediately transform it into a usable picture file or QuickTime movie. Snapz Pro 2 also works when most other capture utilities won't, making it the screenshot utility of choice for manual writers, Web publishers, and other media professionals.

Powerful, Flexible Output Options — Grab Virtually Anything on Screen

With a simple keypress, you can grab all or part of the screen and change it to a:

You can also save time by sending your images to:

Lights, Camera, Snapz-tion!

Snapz Pro 2 allows you to save any area of your screen as a QuickTime movie, offering:

Advanced Features and Media Readiness

Snapz Pro 2's superior engineering helps you:

See Also: Snapz Pro 1

Architecture: 68k PPC

The Snapz Pro 2 Control Panel is 68k encoded only, works fine in PPC Macintosh. The standalone Snapz Pro 2 registration application is FAT (is both PPC & 68k encoded).

NOTE: The install codes included in with DL #1 are for PPC Macintosh, only. Known 68k install codes appear to register Snapz Pro 2, but actually fail to do so. - Use the 2nd DL above if you want this screen-grabbing tool for 68k Mac, Basilisk II or Mini vMac II (Mac II variation build).

This product is not OS X compatible.


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 1 - 10:36pm

I gave up. Ambrosia is a black hole. Money goes in; nothing comes out.

Gary. Wow that sure is depressing news about Ambrosia. Interesting about the "date handling" too. Thanks.

I don't know if makes any difference (setting the clock back) for the DL on this page, but I set clock back to June 1999. Installed then registered it OK.

But for the X Pro version I've also read that setting the clock back to when you received the reg code for it, gets it to work again OK (& doesn't cost much to try) Wink

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2017, May 30 - 9:40am

It appears that no one is getting anywhere with Ambrosia these days. Here is what someone wrote on their Forums recently:

Please file response here:

and there are many requests for License codes from people who just bought something.

I gave up. Ambrosia is a black hole. Money goes in; nothing comes out. And NO. I haven't tried setting the date back on the computer. I read an article written by the owner of Ambrosia several years ago about why he started using expiring license codes. He was quite clear in the article that date manipulation was "handled".


MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, May 29 - 10:43pm

I also wrote requesting a new serial number (since the ones they've issued since 2002 all expire after 30 days).

Did you ever hear back, Gary?

Do you have the old serial? Specifically the date you obtained it? What happens if you set your Mac's clock back to that date and then attempt to register?

dronecatcher's picture
by dronecatcher - 2017, May 7 - 11:35am

Video capture virtually impossible (maybe 1FPS) on my 933Mhz G4 - maybe good for screen grabs only?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, January 6 - 8:59pm

You'll need an Appearance Manager for Systems 7.x, otherwise use Snapz Pro 1.x.

This does not appear to be the case. I had no issue running this on a 68k Mac running System 7.1.1 without the Appearance software. It isn't mentioned in the documentation and the software functions fine without it (screenshot 3).

VMSZealot's picture
by VMSZealot - 2016, November 7 - 4:34pm

Well that's very sad if true. I used to look out with wide-eyed anticipation for all new Ambrosia releases. Not that they've done anything interesting since Redline.

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2016, November 7 - 3:25pm

Here is a post on the Ambrosia Forums dated 10/26:

"Hey, I purchased a license code on the Ambrosia Software website for Snapx Pro X after downloading the trial version. The receipt just shows a blank area where the license code should be. My credit card was charged immediately for the purchase. I have a copy of the receipt from the website, but have received no emails as promised. I attempted to retrieve the license code through the support area on the website and it said that I would hear back from support in 2 days. What gives? Please help. "

There are other posts like this.

Given my own experience, the Ambrosia site appears to be abandoned - other than the shopping cart which appears to still be taking (unfulfilled) orders.


VMSZealot's picture
by VMSZealot - 2016, November 7 - 3:11pm

Try again. Given how recent their last update was, I don't think that they've given up (yet) -

Gary's picture
by Gary - 2016, November 7 - 1:40pm

It appears that Ambrosia Software has finally given up. I visited their website last week and downloaded the latest version of Snapz Pro X for a trial. It crashed immediately upon launch. I wrote to them about the problem (including a crash log) but this morning my message was returned "undeliverable".

I also wrote requesting a new serial number (since the ones they've issued since 2002 all expire after 30 days). Again, no response after a week.



fm2's picture
by fm2 - 2015, December 16 - 3:31pm

You'll need an Appearance Manager for Systems 7.x, otherwise use Snapz Pro 1.x.

VINCE's picture
by VINCE - 2015, December 16 - 2:59pm

you'll need a 800Mhz processor for recording movies, otherwise it freezes

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by that-ben - 2015, October 31 - 5:24pm

Extremely well done replacement for CMD+SHIFT+3 screen capture tool in Mac OS. I love it. It can produce JPEG files instead of PICT, which saves a lot of time when the capture is destined to another OS (like Windows or Linux)

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2012, February 9 - 8:07am

reckon it tries to capture the framebuffer, but after it's been grabbed by the emulator.

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by compyislife - 2012, February 9 - 6:49am

Hey, I'm trying to use this to record some classic mac gameplay within SheepShaver, but I keep getting an error when I try to save a recorded video. The error message mentions disk space, but I have plenty. Am I doing something wrong? Is this even supposed to be able to work in an emulator, or do I need to transfer it to my old iMac? Anyway, thanks.

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by Minimum91 - 2011, December 18 - 12:08pm

Good stuff! I was wondering if anyone has a copy of Snapz Pro X that would run on 10.2.x
I thought that since it's not available on the developers site it must to be abandoned.