Tips on pasting screenshot into iMessage

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Any advices on an efficient way to screen capturing and pasting into iMessage?

    Right now I use Monosnap. Take screen capture, save on desktop, then drag and drop into iMessage. Would like to avoid saving the image.

    any ideas?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Use the shortcut keys;

    CMD+Shift+3 = Full screen capture and puts the image file on your desktop.

    CMD+Shift+4+Spacebar then click the window you want to capture = Capture that entire window and puts the image file on your desktop.

    Then drag either of those in to iMessage.
     
  3. hboon, Dec 24, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012

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    In addition to DavoteK's reply, pressing the ctrl key saves the image to the clipboard instead of an image on your desktop.

    Cmd-ctrl-shift-3 — Take screenshot and save to clipboard
    Cmd-ctrl-shift-4 — Let you drag to select screenshot viewport (or press space to select current window) and save to clipboard.

    Just Cmd-V in iMessage to paste.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Nice, didn't know those. Well, stopped looking after I found out the two I needed :D
     
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