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Change the Screen Shot File Format in Mac OS X

Aug 16, 2010 - 19 Comments
Change the screenshot file format in Mac OS X

All versions of Mac OS X default to saving captured screen shot files to PNG format, but if you’d rather have screenshots save as another file type, it’s actually quite easy to modify the file format and change the default to something new. Whether the desired format output is JPG, TIFF, PDF, GIF, or back … Read More

Take a screen capture from the command line

Jul 11, 2010 - 3 Comments

Taking screenshots from the command line is made easy, thanks to a utility included in Mac OS X called screencapture. Here’s how to use it: screencapture test.jpg The screen capture will then appear in the directory that the command was executed. There are more advanced features to the screencapture utility though, here’s a few examples. … Read More


Jun 13, 2010 - 1 Comment

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Screen Capture in Mac OS X

Jun 9, 2010 - 12 Comments

I use screenshots constantly to share bits of information with people, and they can be really helpful when troubleshooting as well. Here’s all you’ll need to know about taking screenshots in Mac OS X, from capturing the screen in Mac OS X Finder and within applications, to changing the default screenshot file type, to taking … Read More

How to Print Screen on a Mac

May 13, 2010 - 146 Comments
Print Screen to the Clipboard on a Mac with this keystroke

What is known as “Print Screen” in the Windows world is called screen captures or screen shots in Mac OS X. You’ve probably noticed there is no ‘Print Screen’ button on a Mac keyboard, this is to both simplify the keyboard and also because it’s just unnecessary. On the Mac, instead of hitting a “Print … Read More

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