How to take a screen shot in Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by umdjb, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. umdjb macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    I am noobie to macs and was wondering how do you take a screen shot on 12" PB? Thanks.
     
  2. Kingsly macrumors 68040

    Kingsly

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    Out of curiosity, what's the point? Is there a better format?
     
  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #4
    Well, I think that PNG is generally considered a better format than JPEG (not that JPEG is bad), and I for one hated the PDF default, as part of the point of taking a screenshot is to include it in something else and/or crop it, and PDF files don't accommodate either option all that easily.
     
  4. lexus macrumors 68000

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    There is a great widget called ScreenShot Plus which does a great job.
     
  5. NickElls macrumors 6502

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    Meh. I don't really like donationware that much.
     
  6. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    Geez - couple months I've had my Mac and wonder how to do a screen shot and save to desktop...as simple as command-shift-3!!:mad:
    but now I am :D thanks!!
    edited to add: 'tis easier not to post at all..
     
  7. lexus macrumors 68000

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    It is not donationware.
     
  8. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Don't leave too much space please.
     
  9. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    You should try it before rejecting it out of hand, it's a fantastic widget! Not donationware either.
     
  10. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    SnapNDrag is even better! Even though I haven't tried the other one . . . :p

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  11. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Another neat trick on this which I only learned the other week is when you have the screenshot cursor up, press the spacebar and it will turn in to a camera, taking an exact shot of the window you want.
     
  12. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    Or you could just push Shift+Command+4.
     

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