- Nov 3, 2009
- Using Mac OS X Applications
- Installing Other Applications
- Launching Applications
- Opening Applications and Files
- Switching Between Applications
- Quitting Applications
- Playing Chess
- Creating an Address Book
- Editing an Address Book
- Managing and Sharing an Address Book
- Adding an Image to an Address Book
- Performing Graph Calculations
- Performing Calculations and Conversions
- Capturing Images with a Digital Camera
- Capturing Screen Shots with Grab
- Previewing Images and PDFs
- Creating Sticky Notes
- Managing Fonts with Font Book
- Activating, Deactivating, and Customizing Fonts
- Working with Dashboard
- Using Dashboard Widgets
- Adding and Removing Dashboard Widgets
- Creating a Web Clip Dashboard Widget
Capturing Screen Shots with Grab
If there is something on your computer screen, such as an error dialog, window, or desktop, that you want to capture as a picture to show someone, you can use a built-in utility called Grab to get the job done. Grab is useful for taking pictures of different parts of the screen, like the ones in this book. This may not be a tool you’ll use everyday (unless you are a computer trainer or book author), but it may come in handy one day.
Capture Screen Shots with Grab
- Display the screen you want to capture.
- Open the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, and then double-click the Grab icon.
- Click the Capture menu, and then select the command with the method you want to use:
Selection. Drag to select a capture area.
Window. Click the Choose Window button, and then click a window.
Screen. Click a screen.
Timed Screen. Click the Start Timer button, display a screen, and then wait 10 seconds.
- Click the File menu, and then click Save As.
- Select the drive and folder in which you want to save the file.
- Type a name for the file, and then click Save.
- Quit Grab.