ScreenShots

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by maradong, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. maradong macrumors 65816

    maradong

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    #1
    Howdy all,
    all i want to know is how to do a screenshot to a tiff image without export or import or anythin, just hit cmd-shift-3 and make an image rather than a pdf, if that is possible, what i really hope.

    thx.
    bob
     
  2. Marble macrumors 6502a

    Marble

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    You could pick up Snapz Pro X from Ambrosia Software. It's a great screen capture utility that can do lots more (Quicktime movie capture, DVD capture, etc.). If all you want is a .tiff, I've heard that the Grab utility that comes with Mac OS X does this by default. I haven't tried it, though.
     
  3. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    snapz pro sucks for movies. and if the screenshot only needs to be in tiff format, just use Grab. there's no point in paying $30 for Snapz Pro when what you need comes with the OS.
     
  4. maradong thread starter macrumors 65816

    maradong

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    actually all i want is that when i press cmd-shift-3 it makes a tiff and not, as at the moment a tiff. is that possible ? I certainly can use grab, but that is not really practical, as sometimes i have to make screenshots immediatly, and if grab is in the dock and i have to open it, click where and what i want, it s not really useful.
    I don t want to export the images of the pdf, the loss in quality is just to big.
    ;-)
     
  5. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I know, you could only change the file type in OS X 10.1 and before. OS X 10.2 uses Quartz for that operation, and can only capture in PDF. Now one thing that might help is adding ctrl to your keystroke, which captures to the clipboard instead of a file, as in:

    cmd-ctrl-shift-3

    Then paste into whatever app you want.
     
  6. iJon macrumors 604

    iJon

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    get snapz, its shareware and you can select what format and still use your key combination.

    iJon
     
  7. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Or you could open the pdf in Preview and export it to tiff. There might be some quality loss if you do this though.
     
  8. maradong thread starter macrumors 65816

    maradong

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    i think i ll get snapz.
    thx for the help people.
     

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