Article:
  Screenshot Hacks for Mac OS X
Subject:   choice of file format
Date:   2003-03-01 08:07:29
From:   anonymous2
I feel you were slightly remiss in not pointing out that Preview.app is more than capable of outputting screen captures, whether .tiff, .pdf, or .pict from the clipboard, in a wide range of formats via the Export... option in the File menu.


For the casual user this is more than sufficient and this oversight, along with the lack of mention of the ctrl + space shortcuts provided by the built in facility, lent this article the unseemly air of an unmarked 'advertorial'.


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  • Derrick Story photo choice of file format
    2003-03-03 11:16:13  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Oh pleeeeese! This article is an effort to give folks an overview of the tools available, then let others chime in with their favorite hacks. Which you've done. Thank you for your contribution. Spare me the attitude.
    • choice of file format
      2003-11-14 00:42:36  anonymous2 [View]

      Attitude? He's right, you should have mentioned that you can in fact save screen shots in formats besides .pdf via the export option in Preview.
    • Bad article
      2003-06-01 12:53:25  anonymous2 [View]

      Right. But if you're informing someone, infomring them correctly would be helpful. Missing that you can press space to switch capture mode in cmd-shift-4 mode is sort of bad.

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