how to take snapshot

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Can anyone tell me how to take a page snapshot? Used to know but now have forgotten, please help.
    Thanks
     
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    edesignuk

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    Apple+shift+3 takes a full screen snap shot.
    Apple+shift+4 allows you to select an area to screen shot, you can also hit the space bar which will then allow you to select a window to screen shot.

    Is that what you mean?
     
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    kwajaln

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    Or use Grab (in utilities) and then "capture". When I first switched to Macs, not that long ago, I found this easier than using the keyboard shortcuts because I could see exactly what my options were on the drop-down menu. I also like the "selection" option that enables you to drag your mouse over the exact area you want to take the screen shot of.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Speaking of this, why is it that there are Grab services to capture screen or window, in the services menu of every program, but they don't even work in Finder itself? :eek:
     
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    yellow

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    From the horse's mouth...

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75484

     
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    PickledSquirrel

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    Thanks :) still learning shortcuts and loving must of them

    -Squirrel
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Thanks, Yellow! :) That explains a lot. I didn't realize Grab was different than using the keyboard shortcuts (which save a file to the desktop). Now I'm curious to see if Grab can save as JPG from the start, which would be useful in comparison to saving a PDF and converting it. Will check that for myself when I get home. :D
     
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    Grab captures in TIFF format, which IMHO is nicer to work with than PDFs in Photoshop. You can cut and paste direct from Grab to Photoshop.

    The Apple+shift shortcuts are great for taking a screen shot for emails (good for showing disbelieving webmasters how bad their site renders on a Mac :p).
     
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    mkrishnan

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    I was thinking of putting screendumps into photobucket to show y'alls. :) Unfortunately, photobucket does not take TIFFs. So either way, I must open it in a second app and edit it into a JPG or BMP or etc....
     
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    iLikeMyiMac

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    If you don't want to have it save as a .pdf to your desktop you can press control in addition to the above key commands to copy the image to the clipboard.
     
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    Blackheart

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    Someone should make a sticky with all of the shortcuts. I think it would be useful for all of the people new to OS X.
     
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    jsalzer

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    SnapNDrag

    Hey, try out SnapNDrag (freeware with some shareware additions that do special things - but you don't need those).

    It's the best of both worlds. Shoot the screen, a window, or a selected part of the screen. Then drag the result from a "well" in SND's window to wherever you need it. No need to save a temporary pic on your desktop that you'll later have to clean up. If you want to save it, give it a name within the app and drag the shot from the well to wherever you want the pic file saved. It's beautifully done.
     

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