How do you take a "graphic snapshot" in OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kavika411, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    I read somewhere once of a method for using function keys (or the Apple key) in combination with your mouse to make a cut and paste of the image you are looking at. Can anyone help me with that? Thank you.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Shift+:apple: +3 is the whole page
    Shift+:apple: +4 allows you to make a selection :)
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah... there are a few commands; the most useful are:

    Apple-shift-3 -- full screen goes to a file on the desktop.
    Apple-shift-4 -- crosshairs, selection goes to file on the desktop.

    Add Ctrl to either one and it goes to the clipboard instead. :)
     
  4. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    < Apple Shift 3 > takes the whole screen.
    < Apple Shift 4 > gives you cross hairs to control the exact picture.\

    Edit: mkrishnan's posting foo is strong, faster than mine. Yikes! So is psychofreak's!
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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  6. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    But since png is lossless it can be converted perfectly to other formats.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    True, true... I do it mostly for convenience -- e.g. I can attach the jpg's directly on the web and they're smaller. Although now, I just use Skitch to simplify getting screenshots onto the internet, since I can get a URL in a couple of clicks without having to create and delete files. :)
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Very true, it does have its uses to convert them.
     
  9. janey macrumors 603

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    shift+:apple: +4+spacebar lets you select windows instead of a cursor selection.
     
  10. AdamL macrumors member

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    That's neat. I didn't know about that one. Thanks.
     

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