What app takes a pic of the desktop?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knobtwiddler, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. knobtwiddler macrumors regular

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    #1
    I used to have an app that took a picture of whatever was on your desktop. What is it called? I think there was an explosion or a frog as the icon.

    Or any other app that can take on this duty,
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Grab comes with your Mac.

    CMD+Shift+3 works great though...
     
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Can use the built in screenshot shortcuts

    Whole screen: cmd+shift+3
    Selection: cmd+shift+4
    Window: cmd+shift+4+spacebar
     
  5. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. knobtwiddler thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, maybe i'm a dumbass but i tried the selection thing with control, shift, 4 and it lets me scan around the image but how to i actually take the picture? where does it save it?
     
  7. psychofreak Retired

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    Drag a rectangle and let go. The pic will be on your desktop :)
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    apple key, not control key
     
  9. jnc macrumors 68020

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    It's saved as "Picture #.png" on your desktop.
     

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