screen grab

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

  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2007
    Mohave Valley Arizona
    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


    May 31, 2006
    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


    Jan 15, 2006
    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


    Aug 6, 2007
    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


    Jan 15, 2006
    I didnt know that iDVD played DVD's

    do you mean DVD Player?

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