Print Screen/Take A Screenshot Key?

BurtonCCC

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On a Winblows machine, I used to be able to hit the Print Screen key and then be able to paste a snapshot of my screen into any photo editing program. How can I do that in Tiger? Thanks.

Daniel
 

HexMonkey

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There's a few different shortcuts:

Command-Shift-3: Take screenshot of screen and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then drag mouse over an area: Take screenshot of part of the screen and save it as a file on the desktop
Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop

Hold down control during any of the above and it will put the screenshot in the clipboard instead of a file.
 

20rogersc

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Theres quite a few threads on this already, so there might be a few other things to discover!

I would reccomend a freeware app called SnapNDrag. It allows you take a snapshot of a selection, a window, or the whole screen with ease.

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iindigo

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If you're using Jaguar or Tiger (not Panther oddly) you can also use Grab for screenshots. It's in the Utilities folder inside of the Applications folder.
 

grapes911

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iindigo said:
If you're using Jaguar or Tiger (not Panther oddly) you can also use Grab for screenshots. It's in the Utilities folder inside of the Applications folder.
I haven't used Panther since Tiger came out, but I'm pretty sure grab was included in Panther too.
 

mduser63

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I switched with Panther (never used Jaguar or any version of Mac OS X before Panther), and Grab was most definitely included in Panther. In fact, I've still got a machine (the PM G5 in my sig) that has a factory install of Panther on it, and it's got Grab.
 
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