Mac OS equivalent of a screenshot?

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  1. al3000 macrumors 6502

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    Could someone please tell me how to take a screenshot (think it's called a "screen grab")?

    It's probably really simple, in safari I can see something that looks like it..but it's greyed out!

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    Apple + Shift + 3 takes an entire screenshot

    Apple + Shift + 4 brings up crosshairs to select an area for a screenshot
     
  3. joker2 macrumors 6502a

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    Shift-command-3 to get the whole screen, Shift-command-4 to do a user-definable area. :)

    ---edit: Yeah, what adk said. Apple, Command, the squiggly clover thing -- all the same key.
     
  4. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    Hold down Shift and Apple and then press 3 to get a fullscreen shot. If you just want a small part of the screen then hold down Shift and Apple and then press 4, which turns the cursor into a X with circle around it. Youcan just drag this on the screen and it will take a screenshot or the highlighted area. Unlike windows it will create a file that's saved onto the desktop, instead of just being copied.
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Throw Control into the party to save the image to the clipboard.


    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  6. al3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a lot, I could really do with reading up on all of these shortcuts! :D
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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  8. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    too much work...
     
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  10. Kong macrumors newbie

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    And if you forget the shortcuts in the future, there is an application in the Utilities folder called Grab. Its sole function is to make screen shots.

    And since we're being complete, you can also do it with Preview. There are Grab commands under the File menu.
     
  11. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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    With command+Shift+4, you can press Space bar and it lets you select individual windows to screenshot.
     
  12. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    And just in case you want to take a screenshot of a DVD, you'll need either a 3rd party screenshot app or a 3rd party DVD player.
     
  13. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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  14. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    cgratti, how are you getting that Apple in your sig? What font is it? Whenever I try it just appears as a "?" :(
     
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  16. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    Or if you are feeling adventurous, you can try using the Terminal :eek:

    The 'screencapture -c' does what it says on the tin - captures the screen and places it on the clipboard - you can then paste to wherever you want.

    There are more options - type 'man screencapture' for info.

    (above information pinched from yellow5 here)
     
  17. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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  18. Project macrumors 68020

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    Wow. Learn something new everyday. Very cool.
     
  19. sgmorr macrumors member

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    I like using an app called SnapNDrag (free) for taking selected snippets of the screen. Great for taking a shot of something and then dragging it into a document or an e-mail.
     
  20. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I've never used it. Is it any different from "command + shift + 4" ?
     
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  22. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Seems kind of worthless to me. I see no advantage of using this. Actually, it seems like a disadvantage, because I have to open it up.
     

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