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Extend Mac OS X's Screenshots

Mac OS X has a variety of built in screenshot methods. Here's a look at a few that offer more versatility than the basic full-screen capture (Command-Shift-3):

• Press Command-Shift-4 and you'll get a crosshair cursor with which you can drag to select and capture a certain area of the screen.

• Press Command-Shift-4-Space to select the entire window that the cursor is over, clicking on the window will then capture it. The resulting screenshot will even get a nice drop shadow.

• Hold down the Space bar after dragging out a selection window to move your selection rectangle around on the screen.

• Hold down Shift after dragging out a selection to constrain the selection in either horizontal or vertical orientation, depending on the direction of your drag.

• Hold down Option after dragging out a selection to expand the selection window around a center point.

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The Ukrainian Mac development firm BeLight Software continues to extend their flock of special purpose publishing programs, adding the CD/DVD labeling software Disc Cover to the collection of Business Card Composer, Mail Factory, and Swift Publisher. Like BeLight's other programs, Disc Cover offers a clean interface for arranging text and graphics, this time within the limitations of CD/DVD disc labels (along with jewel case covers, booklets, and even odd items like mini CDs/DVDs, business card CDs/DVDs, and VHS labels). It shows alignment lines as you move objects around, integrates the image editing features from BeLight's free Image Tricks, and offers a slew of backgrounds and other images you can use. There's also full integration with iTunes and iPhoto, plus the capability to pull in MP3 information and pictures from folders in the Finder. And if you're not feeling creative, Disc Cover offers a bunch of pre-designed templates you can customize.

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