How to take pictures of screen?

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  1. kashmoney2006 macrumors regular

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    So i see people post pix of their screen for various reasons and i was just wondering what app i would need to do this????
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Hold down the Apple Key, the shift key and the #3 key. :)
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    4 actually.
     
  4. kashmoney2006 thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    No, 3 for full screen, 4 for selection
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    It is 3. Try it yourself. ;)
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I always do 4 then pull the window as big as I want.
     
  8. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried hitting the Space bar at that point and using the camera to hover over the window of choice?
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I think my link settles most of the discussion...
     
  10. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    ....and you can also capture stills of a DVD playing if you like to create wallpapers, etc.
     
  11. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Its a handy link, however it's outdated and doesnt cover the new options in Leopard.

    Once you press Command + Shift + 4, you can use the following options for more flexibility:

    - Space Bar: Press and hold the Space Bar, and the size of the current region is then locked and can be dragged around the screen. As long as you hold the Space Bar down, the region’s size is locked and it can be dragged about.

    - Shift: Press and hold the Shift key, and one side of the region will be locked, based on which way you then move the mouse. For instance, if you press and hold Shift, and then move your mouse down, you’ll only be able to resize the region vertically; the horizontal size will be fixed. Move the mouse left or right, and you can resize the region horizontally while holding the vertical size fixed.

    - Option: Press and hold Option while dragging your region, and you’ll change the way the region grows as you drag. By default, your region is anchored at the upper left corner; when you press Option, the anchor point is moved to the center of the current region, and it expands in all directions from that point.

    You can also combine some of these keystrokes. Shift and the Space Bar together will allow a fixed-size region to be dragged in either a vertical or horizontal direction, depending on which direction you first move the mouse after pressing the keys. If you combine Shift and Option, then you can grow your region from the center, restricting either the vertical or horizontal size.

    Lots of flexible selecting! ;)
     
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  13. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Already done ;)
     
  14. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Good! :p
     
  15. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Hopefully it makes sense, tried to keep it on one line and still easy to understand.
     

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