Print Screen on Mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by drive428, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. drive428 macrumors member

    drive428

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    #1
    I just recently got my iBook, and was wondering if there was a print screen on Mac, or something equvilant
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    1) To capture the whole screen: COMMAND, SHIFT, 3

    2) To capture a window, dock, menu bar, etc: COMMAND, SHIFT, 4, then press spacebar to choose.

    3) To capture a selection: Same as 2 but don't press spacebar, instead click and drag mouse.

    4) Go to Macintosh HD, Applications, Utilities, and click on Grab.

    BTW: when you get a screen shot, it saves to the desktop as a PDF file and not to the clipboard.
     
  3. drive428 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    No problem ;)
     
  5. SpliceDWDM0 macrumors newbie

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    If it saves the capture as a *.PDF, how does one get it into iPhoto or Adobe Photoshop to edit it? Are there 3rd party capture applications which save screen caps as *.TIF, *.BMP, etc.?
     
  6. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    You can open PDFs in Photoshop, then save it as a .tiff, .bmp, .jpg, .gif, etc.


    EDIT: mduser63's tip works to :)
     
  7. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    To save a PDF in some other format, just double click on the PDF file, which should open it up in Preview (assuming your Mac is configured with the default settings in this regard). After you've got it opened up in preview, go to File -> Export and you can save it as any one of a number of standard image formats.

    Preview will also let you crop the image before you export it. Just drag a box around the part you want, then go to Tools -> Crop (or press command-K).

    If you use Grab (it's in Applications/Utilities), you can save the screenshot in whatever format you like. Grab is just a little more full-featured (lets you do timed screen captures for one thing) than the built-in screen capture functions, and comes in handy sometimes.
     

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