How to Print Screen?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hey Guy's I need to know how to Print Screen without having to use Image Capture.
     
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    Theres been a few threads on this but might as well do this anyway:

    command-shift-3: capture screen to file
    command-fn-shift-3: capture screen to clipboard
    command-shift-4: capture selection to file
    command-fn-shift-4: capture selection to keyboard

    However I would also recomend a freeware app from yellow mug software called SnapNDrag.

    Another thread like this was Is there something like a Prt Scr function on a Mac?, which has some other comments as well.

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    Thank you Very much!
     
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    20rogersc

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    My Pleasure.

    If you want to change these settings, or change other keyboard shortcuts, go to

    System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts

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    evoluzione

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    i still wish i could "print window" like in the good ol' OS 9 days
     
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    You can! If you read the thread linked above, if you press Cmd+Shift+4 then Space you can select what object you want to take a shot of!

    Hob
     
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    xsedrinam

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    Works like a charm :)
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    do any of these let you scroll and capture? I had a windows program for my pc that did
     
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    hob

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    There's quite an easy way to find out... try it!

    Answer: no, you can't scroll and then take a shot, you have to set it up first. Sorry!
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    But where does the picture go?

    I've followed the instructions for how to capture the screen image, and I hear the "photo" being taken. But now how do I access the picture that was taken? I tried to paste into Powerpoint, but earlier text I had copied was on the clip-board. I wasn't asked for a file name. Where did the file go?
    Please help.
    Thanks,
     
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    If you do simply Cmd+Shft+4 or +3, then they will be saved as "Picture 1", "Picture 2", etc. on you Desktop as a PNG file.
     
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    atlanticza

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    Is there any way of saving the resulting Picture automatically from its default PNG format to a JPEG, for example?
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    TinkerTool

    Yes. There are many freeware applications out there to do this. One I would suggest is called TinkerTool. It will let set the default to one of about 10 different image types.
     
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    Downloading applications..... keyboard commands?

    Yes you can do that, but there is also an application located in Applications/Utilities called Grab that will let you capture a selection, window, screen, and timed screen shots of whatever you want. If you want to convert the image you save, you can open it up with the Preview app and save it as PNG/TIFF/JPEG and various other file types.

    No need to make it difficult for something so easy :)

    Here's more info I obtained from a 2 second google search which is actually a guide located here at MacRumors:

     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    Good info about Grab, madog.

    However, in response to your suggestion that using the TinkerTool method is difficult, let me point out that once you use it to set the screenshot to save as whatever default image is desired and then quit TinkerTool, that system preference is set from then on. This means when a user takes a screenshot with the normal key commands (like <shift><apple><4> for example) the image will be saved as a .png, or .pdf, or whichever was specified - but without opening an application, or even two. So, that would seem to save the user from opening Grab and then Preview to create a different image type.

    No need to make it difficult for something so easy :)

    As an aside, TinkerTool will also allow you to set all kinds of preferences to streamline the OS. It's a very useful free tool.

    Anyhow, many options to achieve the same goal...
     
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    to sir roger

    thnx for the info nd the link it helped me how to printscreen in mac because i don't know the shortcut key
    i am a long time user of windows ;)
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    how to print screen and copy it onto powerpoint

    Hi everyone,
    New to this forum.

    Trying to create a new post but ...

    How do I print screen and copy it into a powerpoint presentation?
    Thanks I need to finalize my presentation by tomorrow. Yikes!
    ak
     
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    Shift+CMD+3: Capture entire screen to file
    Shift+Control+CMD+3: Capture entire screen to clipboard
    Shift+CMD+4: Capture screen selection to file
    Shift+Control+CMD+4: Capture screen selection to clipboard

    These will create a png screenshot file that you can then add into PP presentation.
     
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    Plus...

    Shift+CMD+4+Space bar+clic : capture active window.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much for your replies! Much appreciated.

    This only helps me to take the screen shot. I hear the camera click but how do I take the image and paste it into my powerpoint? I cannot locate the image once I've captured it. When I find it, how do I paste it?
     
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    If you used the commands that include the Ctrl key, the image is in the clipboard.
    You can paste it by using Cmd + v, as usual.

    Otherwise (commands without the Ctrl key), the image is on your desktop.
     
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    You can also do a spotlight search for a file called "Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 2.39.23 PM.png" or something very similar. That is how it usually labels the file.
     
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