Saturday, August 7, 2010

HowTo: Make Screenshots on Mac OS

Alright, shortly a small overview on how to make Screenshots on Mac OS (because I tend to forget it myself...).
  • Shift + cmd + 3: Screenshot of whole screen (Mac OS pastes the Screenshot on your desktop)
  • Shift + ctrl + cmd + 3: Screenshot of whole screen + the Screenshot is "saved to" the clipboard
  • Shift + cmd + 4: get crosslines to select an area for a Screenshot (Screenshot will be on your desktop)
  • Shift + cmd + 4 followed by [Space]: take a Screenshot of a whole window (Screenshot will be on your desktop)
Don't forget to warm up your fingers before taking Screenshots...

PS: You can change the default Screenshot format as follows:
  1. Open Terminal
  2. Type in "defaults write com.apple.screencapture type
  3. Example: defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg

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