Tip: Screen Grab Or Capture With Preview 3 & Other Apps

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  1. dominiquejames

    dominiquejames Active Member

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    The new Preview 3 in Tiger appears to be more useful now than it used to be. For those who have been "struggling" with Mac OS X keyboard tricks or for those who use old grab utilities to capture screenshots, there is now an alternative in Preview 3.

    Go to File, Grab -- there are 3 screen capture commands: Selection, Window and Timed Screen. You'll be prompted what to do.

    [Note: The thread "Apps to capture screenshots" was merged with this thread and title of this thread updated. - Dominique James]

    [Edited on 6-15-2005 by dominiquejames]
     
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    So the apps snapNdrag is practically obsolete, i was thinking also EasyCrop but that app is still useful :winkgrin:
     
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    Apps to capture screen shots

    What software can you recommend to use in capturing screen shots under Tiger?
     
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    It's built-in the finder....

    Shift+Command+3 to capture the entire screen

    Shift+Command+4 to capture a portion of your screen.

    You can also run the Preview application and select File > Grab. You have an 3 types of screen captures.

    There's also the classic OS X app called Grab. It's located in Utilities Folder.

    [Edited on 6-15-2005 by Dave_D]
     
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    Thanks...that was fast! :cheers:
     
  6. kilgore

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    And if you want to capture a window,

    Shift+Command+4

    then press the spacebar, you'll see that the cursor changes into a camera that you can "focus" over windows (if you put it over a section of a window in the background, it's that window that will be captured). Actually, with Shift+Command+4, the spacebar will toggle between a crosshair and the camera.


     
  7. elbert

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    wow, didn't know that Apple implemented a feature in Preview that's just like SnapNDrag. Pretty cool, but I still prefer SnapNDrag. it's got a simpler interface and allows you to resize from 100% to 75%, 50% or 25% (in paid mode). You also have a choice of file format: JPEG, PNG or TIFF. Image quality can be reduced too.

    Here's an additional tip. For dragging the images out of Preview (into any application), simply click on the tiny icon beside the filename on the top bar and drag it to your desired location.

    Question: is there any way to change the default file type in screen grab? it's TIFF right now. I prefer JPEG.

    Thanks.



    [Edited on 6-16-2005 by elbertc]
     
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    Thanks to Apple, they brought back what I originally like from SnapN'Drag. The newer version now has the thick ugly lines on top of the crosshair, what for?
     

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