Capturing the Desktop Image

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  1. Eric Noa macrumors 6502

    Eric Noa

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    Hello,

    How can I get an image of what I have on my desktop and save it as a .jpg?

    I need to capture the image of an internet page but dont know how.
     
  2. Telp macrumors 68040

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    command > shift > 4 all at once. A set of crosshairs will come. It will save the file as a png. There is a way to change that though. I downloaded Onyx and set it to save as a jpg.
     
  3. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

    Lurchdubious

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    Command + Shift + 3


    edit: Oops, that's not a jpeg either.
     
  4. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Command shift 3 will take a picture of everytihng that is currently up and showing. For something specific command shift 4. Either one works.
     
  5. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    It should save onto your desktop.
     
  7. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    Skitch will do the same thing too. It's free right now and is a great piece of software. I use it almost every day.
     
  8. Eric Noa thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    How about Grab, which will capture a screen, window, or whatever portion you select. Saves as a .tiff, which any half decent photo software can convert into ,jpg.

    Grab is already in the utilities folder and iPhoto in Applications.

    Sorry if this is another Apple feature drop in Leopard.
     
  10. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Just for curiosity what is this referring to? :confused: Nothing has changed regarding screenshots from previous OSX implementations (as has been shown above) and there is no need to go into Grab for them, so I have to wonder what you meant. Thanks.
     
  11. joelw135 macrumors 6502

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  12. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    I have Grab in the dock, so the 'no need to go into Grab' isn't an issue. The mouse clicks are easy enough.

    It's just that I came across threads where people were touting third party apps to do what Grab can already do.
    And the command>shift>4 spacebar captures extra pixels.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2007/11/07/grab-clean-leopard-window-shots-with-cleangrab/
    http://www.ryanirelan.com/blog/entry/screen-grabs-in-leopard/
     
  13. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    ok, today I did the command+shift+option+4 to capture an image w/text. Everything seemed to work fine, but I can't find the image now. It hasn't saved to my desktop. I tried the screen capture and it sounded like the picture took, but again, not saved to desktop. Where would it be? I checked pic & document folders, to no avail. I can't search in spotlight cuz I have no idea what the image is now called. Any ideas?
     
  14. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure you didnt click the control button, not the option button? When you use the contrl button the picture is saved onto your clipboard, for copy and paste.
     
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  18. bindigok macrumors regular

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    I'm such a tool, I only recently discovered Pro Tips. I was annoyed with the other tips b/c I knew most of them. But I've picked up a few tricks on Pro Tips.
     
  19. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    That was it! Thank you!
     

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