Screen shots?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Albone, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Albone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2003
    I know this question is lame, but how do I do screen shots and where do they go? I'm used to the shift command 3/4 but I'm not sure if its working because I can't find the screen shots.

  2. garybooberry macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2004
    Annapolis, MD
    Either use Grab or yes, shift command 4 for part of the screen, or chift command 3 for all of it. Shift comamnd 3/4 will save it as a pdf on your desktop.
  3. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ

    Whole screen>PDF file on Desktop:
    Command + Shift + 3

    Part of the screen>PDF file on Desktop:
    Command + Shift + 4

    Window/Icon>PDF file on Desktop:
    1. Command + Shift + 4
    2. Space

    Whole screen>Clipboard:
    Ctrl + Command + Shift + 3

    Part of the screen>Clipboard:
    Ctrl + Command + Shift + 4

    1. Ctrl + Command + Shift + 4
    2. Space
  4. The Void macrumors regular

    The Void

    Oct 29, 2003
    You can also use the excellent freeware program SnapNDrag from , which can also save the snaps as a jpeg.

    Btw, your snaps from Cmnd-Shft-3/4 might not appear on your desktop until you click on it.

    The Void
    99% Cocoa
  5. Sparky's macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    As I have been referred to "SnapxPro" for about $29

    But I have learned how to mess with "terminal" to take whatever kind of shot I want.

    If you're curious launch terminal and type: screencapture -then return it will lay out what you're supposed to do.
  6. tjwett macrumors 68000


    May 6, 2002
    Brooklyn, NYC
    Shift+Cmnd+3 should snap a pic and place it on your desktop. Perhaps you just aren't seeing them? OS X often requires you to bring Finder to the front to see items added to the desktop. This can be done by simply clicking anywhere on the desktop. Are you hearing a camera sound?
  7. thewickedmusic macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2004
    I dont know if this is relevent...

    ...But you can make it easier to take a screenshot by going in system prefrences, clicking on keyboard & mouse, keyboard shortcuts and then setting the different screen capture elements to the F buttons!

    on my mac

    F1=capture screen to file
    F2=capture screen to clipboard
    F3=capture selection to file
    F4=capture selection to clipboard

    Not really something thats required but hey its kinda cool and makes there actually be a reason for the F buttons beyond exposé...
    :D :p ;)

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