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.
Visit plucky tree
Other articles in the series Macworld Superlatives
- Macworld Expo 2000 NY Other Superlatives (31 Jul 00)
- Macworld Expo 2000 NY Software Superlatives (31 Jul 00)
- Macworld Expo 2000 NY Hardware Superlatives (31 Jul 00)
- Macworld Expo SF '99 Superlatives (18 Jan 99)
- Macworld Expo NYC Superlatives (13 Jul 98)
- Macworld San Francisco 1998 Superlatives (12 Jan 98)
- Macworld NY 1999 Superlatives (02 Aug 99)
- Macworld Boston '97 Superlatives (18 Aug 97)
- Macworld Expo Superlatives (12 Aug 96)
- More Macworld Superlatives (05 Feb 96)
- Macworld SF 96 Superlatives (15 Jan 96)
- Macworld Superlatives (21 Aug 95)
- Macworld SF Superlatives (09 Jan 95)
- Macworld Superlatives (08 Aug 94)
- Macworld Superlatives (10 Aug 92)
Last week, Macintosh faithful gathered in San Francisco for the Macworld Expo; this week, TidBITS brings you highlights from the show, including an analysis of Apple's operating system strategy, the companies and products that stood out from the crowd, and our traditional listing of booths, items, and events that caught our eye. Also this week, info on Internet Explorer 3.0 and Macromedia's acquisition of FutureWave.
Internet Explorer 3.0 -- Microsoft released the final version of Internet Explorer 3.0 for Power Macs at Macworld Expo last week. In addition to support for HTML style sheets and the (debatable) RSAC Internet Ratings system, Explorer 3.0 includes support for ActiveX and JavaShow full article
Macromedia Acquires FutureWave -- Last week, Macromedia made a play for dominating the online multimedia market by announcing it had acquired FutureWave Software, makers of the FutureSplash software family which (among other things) creates compact vector-based animations that are viewable through Web browser plug-insShow full article
After every Macworld Expo, I write an article expressing my thoughts about the show. For the most part, those articles haven't been particularly positive in recent yearsShow full article
As you might imagine after reading Adam's and Geoff's essays in TidBITS-360, last week's Macworld Expo buzzed with talk about Apple's acquisition of NeXT SoftwareShow full article
Macworld Expo brings out not just the best and the worst in the Macintosh industry, but also the strangest. Besides, after four days of walking around the cavernous Moscone Center, surrounded by 70,000 Macintosh fans, it's hard to keep a firm grip on realityShow full article