How to paste a image from clipboard?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by hidehide, May 19, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2007
    Sorry, I know its a dumb question.. but im new to mac os..
    I know i can take screenshot by cmd+ctl+shift+3 or +4..
    But I dont know how to paste it.. I installed Gimp.. how to paste the image in gimp or iphoto?
  2. macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    You can use GraphicConverter and make a new file based on what is in the clipboard. Or just make a new image in GIMP and paste it. Command-V pastes.
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    If you just want an image file (i.e. you're used to using ctrl-printscreen in conjunction with Paint in Windows), drop the ctrl and just do cmd-shift-3 or 4. Then you get an image file on the desktop. Then you can just drag that to iPhoto, etc, if you want to store it, but you've already got an image file.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2007
    GimmeSlack12, why does I cant paste it?? I already used cmd+ctrl+shift+4, highlighted the file I want.. but when I press cmd+v, it doesnt paste.. tried to use the edit menu and choose "paste", but nothing is there..

    mkrishnan, Thanks, this help alot :)

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