taking a mac screenshot

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Goldcard, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. Goldcard macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey I just bought my mac last week and I need to take a screenshot of something. Does mac allow you to do this with a pre-installed program or do i need to download something first? How do i go about taking a screenshot on a mac is my basic question. thanks for helping!
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Whole screen: Cmd-Shift-3.
    Selectable portion of screen: Cmd-Shift-4, then drag to select.
    Single window: Cmd-Shift-4, then space, then click the window.
     
  3. Goldcard thread starter macrumors regular

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    awesome! thanks for your help guys!!! I appreciate the quick responses!!!! I can't wait to try some more stuff out with my mac. thanks again.
     
  4. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    Have fun with that, Goldcard! Welcome to being a happy Mac user.
     
  5. janey macrumors 603

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    unfortunately the one thing you can't take a screenshot of is the DVD Player window while it's playing a DVD. If you ever find yourself stuck in that position, Snapz Pro from Ambrosia (it's on the guides page linked above) is a great screencapture app :)
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You can take a screencap of a VLC window though.
     

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