Snipping Tool

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kimbie, May 24, 2011.

  1. Kimbie macrumors regular

    Kimbie

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    #1
    I use the snipping tool a lot on my Win7 machine at home and at work, but I have been unable to find anything like it on OSX.

    Does it exist built in or do I need a 3rd party app

    Thanks

    Kimbie
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    Command + Shift + 3; then draw a box around what you want the picture of.
     
  3. Kimbie thread starter macrumors regular

    Kimbie

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    #3
    Thanks
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #4
    Don't you mean Command+Shift+4?

    Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts
     
  5. wilsonhaven macrumors member

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    #5
    I use Grab.app and the little elephant menu option from Evernote. Both work well for me. I tried the SnagIt beta and that worked well too. Those are options.

    Cheers
     
  6. kRobbin macrumors member

    kRobbin

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    #6
    Snippet is a lot easier to use than CTRL-Shirt-3-Space-whatever or Grab, would like to see Grab support more file types.
     
  7. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

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    #7
    You can change the filetype using the following commands in terminal.

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type png
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type tif
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type psd
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #8
    To change the default format for screencap images, type the following in Terminal.app:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg (or whatever file type you prefer)​

    To change the default folder for screencap images, type the following in Terminal.app:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location "/Users/username/Desktop/" (or whatever path you prefer)​
     

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