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Subject:   Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.
Date:   2003-03-03 07:11:17
From:   anonymous2
As awesome as Snapz Pro is, i'd feel remiss to not mention that there are some things lacking in this tutorial, particularly in the mention of the built-in screenshot functionality with the finder. I am constantly unimpressed with how little homework goes into articles like this.


Command + Control + Shift + 4 = selection tool, that puts the selection on your clipboard. If you go to a program like Mail, you can paste into mail. It creates a file as an attatchment. Guess what format it's in? Tiff.


Command + Control + Shift + 3 = puts the entire screen on your clipboard.


Command + Control + Shift + 4 then tap the spacebar = brings up a camera icon. Move it around the screen and it will highlight windows, icons, menus, etc. Click and whatever it highlighted will be put onto your clipboard. If you remove the "Control" from this key combo, it will create a PDF of it on your desktop.

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  • Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.
    2004-01-08 21:59:19  ronosxspt [View]

    Great advice and great tips. Forget about paying any money for screen shots. Save your money and press the buttons. I have one question. Where do you learn about all these complicated key commands? Do you just pick this up by trial and error or is there a document that you go to and get the information?

    Again, thanks for the wonderful tips.

    Ronald Cross
  • Derrick Story photo Much more to the built-in screenshot tool than presented here.
    2003-03-03 11:09:32  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Absolutely. Thanks for the great tips. This wasn't a full review of Snapz, rather, an overview of the tools available for making screenshots, etc. Your input is much appreciated.