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    4 Rose Capturing screen shots.

    Screen shot Mac

    Difficulty: Easy
    Time Required: n/a
    Here's How:
    1. To capture the entire desktop, press Command-Shift-3. The screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop.
    2. To copy the entire desktop, press Command-Control-Shift-3. The screen shot will be placed on your clipboard for you to paste into another program.
    3. To capture a portion of the desktop, press Command-Shift-4. A cross-hair cursor will appear and you can click and drag to select the area you wish to capture. When you release the mouse button, the screen shot will be automatically saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (The file is saved as PDF in Mac OS 10.3 and earlier.)
    4. To capture a specific application window, press Command-Shift-4, then press the Spacebar. The cursor will change to a camera, and you can move it around the screen. As you move the cursor over an application window, the window will be highlighted. The entire window does not need to be visible for you to capture it. When you have the cursor over a window you want to capture, just click the mouse button and the screen shot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop. (The file is saved as PDF in Mac OS 10.3 and earlier.)
    5. Add Control to the two shortcuts above to place the screen shot on the clipboard instead of saving it to the desktop.
    6. Another method for capturing screen shots in Mac OS X is by using the bundled Apple utility, Grab, located in the Applications > Utilities folder. Grab is useful if you need to include a cursor or a menu in your screen shot, or if you want to save your screen shot to TIFF format. To include a cursor, first go to Grab Preferences and select the cursor icon you wish to have in your screen shot. To capture the screen with Grab, run Grab, then choose of the capture modes from the "Capture" menu: Selection, Window, Screen, Timed Screen.
    7. When you choose the Selection mode in Grab, you can capture a specific region of the screen by dragging around it. Grab will display a tooltip showing the size of the region you have selected and the screen shot will open in a window when you release the mouse button. The cursor will not be included.
    8. When you choose the Window mode in Grab, an instruction window will appear asking you to select the window you wish to capture, then click the "Choose Window" button. When you click the button, the instructions will disappear and the window you click ill be captured, including the mouse cursor at the position where you click (if a cursor was selected in Preferences).
    9. When you choose the Screen mode in Grab, an instruction window will appear asking you to click the screen when you are ready to capture. The mouse cursor will be included in your screen shot at the position where you click (if a cursor was selected in Preferences).
    10. When you choose the Timed Screen mode in Grab, an instruction window will appear, allowing you to prepare your screen for capture. When you are ready, press the "Start Timer" button and you will have ten seconds before the screen is captured. This allows you to open menus and sub-menus, if necessary. After ten seconds the entire screen will be captured. The mouse cursor will be included in your screen shot if a cursor was selected in Preferences.



    Screen shot PC
    Difficulty: Easy
    Time Required: 1 minute
    Here's How:
    1. Press the Print Screen key on your keyboard. It may be labeled [PrtScn].
    2. Open an image editing program, such as Microsoft Paint.
    3. Go to the Edit menu and choose Paste.
    4. If prompted to enlarge the image, choose Yes.
    5. Optional: Use your image editor's crop tool to crop out unnecessary portions of the screen shot.
    6. Go to the File Menu and choose Save As.
    7. Navigate to the folder where you want to save the image.
    8. Type a file name for the image.


    AND I use Skitch (skitch.com) on my Mac, couldn't live without it.
    Last edited by suziQ54241; 07-11-2009 at 07:09 AM.
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    Wow SuzieQ. You went all out. Great post for all you Mac users. Almost makes me wish I was one.

    Haven't heard much from you lately???? Great to see a post with your name on it. And this is such a helpful one.
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    Suzi!!! I love you! Thank you so much. My brain can't retain this much at one time, so will bookmark it... so glad you are here.. you've already taught me more than I've learned in 5 years (aside from my 8th grader's Algebra class! Ugh!)

    THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! xoxo

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    Byron, been busy, busy, you will hopefully see more of me very soon, And this was easy to post..... always remember Google is your friend! (PC Version is down on original post, I will edit to put a space.
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    There is also an application called Preview which comes with OS X. Click on the Preview app icon on your dock anytime you are viewing anything. Then go to file menu> grab >selection and all those options you mentioned are available from there. Selection, window, or timed screen. I like using it more than I do Skitch because from Preview I can immediately save the result in any format I want... jpg, tiff, and others. Maybe preview evolved into Grab in OS X.5 Leopard? I am still using Tiger.

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    irishrose Guest
    Will have to check it out, Albert. I do have Leopard. Thanks!

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    Goes into IT teacher mode:

    If you hold down the ALT key while pressing PrintScreen you will copy only the active window, so no need to crop out unwanted stuff.

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    The Vista Snipping tool is great, one of the best programs Microsoft ever wrote lol, and that's saying something.

    It doesn't argue, it isn't moody, it will snap anything anywhere and make it damn easy to save the snap where you actually want it
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