Taking screenshots in OSX

As a former windows geek I was a slave under the “print screen” button. On OSX things are a little different:

Take a screen shoot of the desktop:
Command-Shift-3
This will put the screen shoot on your desktop in PNG format

Take a screen shoot of the desktop 2:
Command-Control-Shift-3
This will put the screen shoot into the clipboard

Define area for screen shoot:
Command-Shift-4
This will turn your mouse pointer into a cross-hair. Us this to define an area on the screen. When you let go of the mouse button the screen shoot will be placed on the desktop as a PNG. If you want it on the clipboard instead just add the Control key

Take a screen shoot of a application window:
Command-Shift-4 + Spacebar
Your mouse pointer will now transform into a camera that will select whole windows. To take a picture of the selected window just press left mouse button and the picture will be placed on the desktop as a PNG. If you want it on the clipboard instead just add the Control key like this: Command-Control-Shift-4 + Spacebar

This was tested on OSX v10.6

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