how to take screenshot

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  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    I know this is a basic question, but how do you take a screenshot in OS X? In Windows I hit 'print screen' button on keyboard, which sends a screenshot to the 'clipboard', and then I paste the screenshot into blank image file such as a new file in MS Paint to save as jpeg or whatever.

    What's the method on Mac?
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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  4. andrewag macrumors 6502

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    Apple + Shift + 3 for full screen
    Apple + Shift + 4 for selection
     
  5. bigiffo macrumors member

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    Go into Applications, Utilities, Grab. In the menu bar at the top click capture and select the type of screenshot you want.
     
  6. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Download snap n drag there's no better screen grab utility. Couple it with the integrated crop tool and it is awesome, it make the normal OS utility look like it was from Windows.
     
  7. bigiffo macrumors member

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    What does snapndrag give you that grab doesn't?
     
  8. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    That's exactly what I thought before I downloaded it. I don't need that. But it turns out to be my most used minor app, I couldn't live without it.

    for a start it's got cross hairs, and you can choose the jpeg compression after you snap but before you drag it off. But best of all it leaves no crap to clean up. It's magic. You can also do a timed screen which is necessary for screen grabs where the app being grabbed needs to be active.

    This took 5 seconds, literally and there's no file on the desktop
     

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  9. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Try doing this with 'Grab'
     

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  10. Blondie769 macrumors newbie

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    what software do you guys use to paste the screenshots? I've tried the gimp but i can't get it to paste any images
     
  11. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    By paste do you mean "paste" them into the posts?

    You can upload them by going to the manage attachments button, or uploading it somewhere else and using [​IMG]
     
  12. Blondie769 macrumors newbie

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  13. skwij macrumors 6502

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    I just ctrl-click and select "open with".

    You can then choose the app you want to open the .png with.

    Oh, and the png is usually saved to the desktop when you use the default shift>:apple:>3 or shift>:apple:>4 keystrokes.
     
  14. sonarghost macrumors regular

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  15. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    Another way to capture is opening the Preview application and...

    File > Grab > Selection
     

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