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Old March 22nd, 2008, 02:54 AM   #1
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Screen Grabs on a mac

I am sending an e-mail to someone showing them a few ways I do an effect on my mac but if I could take some screen grabs from my screen at the same time would leave it easier explained.

How do you do this on a mac.

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:14 AM   #2
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Apple+Shift+3 = Screen shot
Apple+Shift+4 = different modes of screen shot. Press spacebar to toggle between modes

Or use the program Grab (Applications > Utilities > Grab)

edit: forgot to mention that the screen shots go to the desktop if you use the above keyboard commands
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:18 AM   #3
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Apple+Shift+3 = Screen shot
Apple+Shift+4 = different modes of screen shot. Press spacebar to toggle between modes

Or use the program Grab (Applications > Utilities > Grab)

edit: forgot to mention that the screen shots go to the desktop if you use the above keyboard commands
Thanks Mike
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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You might also want to check out SnapNDrag, it can be handy for certain things. For example, Grab and the built-in screenshot utilities will not capture screens from DVD player. A couple days ago I wanted to do some screenshots from the archive video of one of our own operas (something which belongs to our company, not a commercial DVD). The Apple programs will not do screenshots from DVD player, regardless of the content.

See: http://www.yellowmug.com/snapndrag/
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 01:35 PM   #5
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Snapz Pro X is also a nice little tool.
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:16 PM   #6
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You might also want to check out SnapNDrag, it can be handy for certain things. For example, Grab and the built-in screenshot utilities will not capture screens from DVD player. A couple days ago I wanted to do some screenshots from the archive video of one of our own operas (something which belongs to our company, not a commercial DVD). The Apple programs will not do screenshots from DVD player, regardless of the content.

See: http://www.yellowmug.com/snapndrag/
I believe the free application MPEG Streamclip will do it. It will play back MPEG2 if you have the $18 MPEG components plug-in for QT.

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Old March 22nd, 2008, 03:27 PM   #7
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There's also a great little Widget called "Screenshot Plus" - always ready via dashboard.
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Old March 24th, 2008, 02:13 PM   #8
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There's also a great little Widget called "Screenshot Plus" - always ready via dashboard.
This one sounds handy Bill.
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