Screen shots

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by imback, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. imback macrumors newbie

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    How do i take screen shots/scren dumps on a mac? There is no print screen button like on windows.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. arogge macrumors 65816

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    At the command prompt, enter:

    "open /Applications/Utilities/Grab.app"

    In the Capture menu, you can select from four capture functions - Selection, Window, Screen, and Timed Screen.
     
  3. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

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    OR you can just use the key commands.

    1. Press Command-Shift-3 all at once to take a screenshot of your entire screen.
    2. Press Command-Shift-4 all at once and Mac OS X presents you with crosshairs you can use to select whatever portion of your display you'd like to capture in a screenshot. Just select your desired area, let up on the mouse and whatever you've highlighted will be captured.

    The new third option in Jag:
    3. Type Command-Shift-4 and then press the spacebar once. The crosshairs will change into a camera icon. Hover the camera over any element on the screen you wish to capture, for example, the Dock, the menu bar, the desktop, or any open window. Then just click the mouse button to "snap" a screen shot. Or hit Command-. (Command-period) to cancel. With this option, you can entirely eliminate the desktop when you capture a screen shot of an individual window and get a clean outline without having to crop your screenshot in another application.



    ~e
     
  4. Wes macrumors 68020

    Wes

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    If you bring a control into each of those combinations the image will be copied to the clipboard, rather than being saved as a PDF to the desktop. Comes in handy sometimes.
     
  5. imback thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fantastic guys - thanks a million. The crosshair feature is amazing.

    One more thing sorry. Can anyone recommend a good peer-to-peer software? (other than poisoned) Are we even allowed to talk about that here?

    Apologies if not.
     
  6. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    Wow geez. Thats awsome. I had no idea you could do all that!!
     
  7. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    I like Acquisition.
    It's not free ($15), but it's worth it - VERY slick interface.
     
  8. imback thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Andy. I'll check it out. $15 seems reasonable :cool:
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    You should check out http://www.mac-p2p.com/ for all your P2P for Macintosh needs.
     
  10. musicpyrite macrumors 68000

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    On the Mac, my favorite is Limewire and BitTorrent.
     
  11. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

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    Poisoned is very good. You should stick with that one.

    The only other similar is XFactor which is also very good.

    For a different approach Direct Connect or mlMac

    Have fun!

    ~e
     

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