Screen capture on Mac OS X








To do screen capture on Mac OS X, you can try the following options:

  • OS key combos (shortcuts)
    • Command+Shift+3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
    • Command+Shift+4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
    • Command+Control+Shift+3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
    • Command+Control-Shift+4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
    • Command+Control+Shift+4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard
    • To set the image format of the output file, e.g., to .pdf, (supports tiff, pdf and png):
      defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf
  • Grab utility
    • It is in /Applications/Utilities/Grab
  • command in Terminal
    • screencapture -iW ~/Desktop/screen.jpg
      
  • 3rd party applications




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