screen grab

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hotrod351, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    #1
    a friend sent me a home made movie and i would like to screen grab a couple pictures at certain points but when i try it says no screen grab. how do i get around this. id like to freeze the picture, which i can do, then be able to click a picture of a setion of the frame, i have a powermac g4 digital audio with osx tiger.
     
  2. pianoman macrumors 68000

    pianoman

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    #2
    shift+cmd+4 converts your mouse pointer into a selection tool that you can drag; the area around which you drag will be the image saved to a screen shot on your desktop.

    if you're watching the video full screen, you can use shift+cmd+3, which takes a shot of your entire screen.
     
  3. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    #3
    You could simpky take a picture of the screen...

    :apple:+Shift+3 (fullscreen shot)
    :apple:+Shift+4 (give you a selection tool so you can click+drag the area that you want a picture of)
    :apple:+Shift+4 Then space (gives you a camera tool that lets you take pictures of individual windows i.e. the greyed out areas!)

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. 119576 Guest

    119576

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    What program are you using to play the movie back? I don't think screen grab is available while using iDVD. You could try VLC
     
  5. acearchie macrumors 68040

    acearchie

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    #5
    I didnt know that iDVD played DVD's

    do you mean DVD Player?
     

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