''PrintScreen'' on Mac

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  1. ManuelGnR macrumors regular

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    Yea, is there something for it? I'm running Tiger atm as you can see, will use Snow Leopard on the iMac from January and probably put Leopard back on this by then.

    Is there something like the old Windows ''PrintScreen'' thing in Leopard, or maybe also in Tiger? Or third party software?

    Thanks:apple:
     
  2. Vader macrumors 65816

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    Shift+⌘+3 for fullscreen shot
    Shift+⌘+4 for selection +spacebar for window (or dock)
     
  3. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    You could use Grab.app or the keyboard shortcut: Cmd+Shift+3 to take a screenshot of the full screen, or Cmd+Shift+4 and drag a selection. Or Cmd+Shift+4 and then Space to take a screenshot of a selected window/object.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    While OSX provides some built in support, I prefer using littlesnapper Its a handy little utility that makes life much easier to take and manage screen shots.
     
  5. Pomeroy macrumors 6502

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    Screen Capture:
    * Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
    * Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
    * Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
    * Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
    * Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
    * Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard

    In Leopard, the following keys can be held down while selecting an area (via Command-Shift-4 or Command-Control-Shift-4):

    * Space, to lock the size of the selected region and instead move it when the mouse moves
    * Shift, to resize only one edge of the selected region
    * Option, to resize the selected region with its center as the anchor point

    ThinkerTool will allow you to change the screenshot image format from PNG to jpg or other formats and other locations beside the Desktop.

    http://www.bresink.com/osx/TinkerTool.html
     
  6. ManuelGnR thread starter macrumors regular

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