Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Need screen capture software for Mac


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
7 replies to this topic

#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

Ronald Epstein

    Studio Mogul



  • 40,545 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 03 1997

Posted February 27 2007 - 02:56 AM

I understand Mac OS X comes with a built-in screen capture.
I forgot the function, but I think it's CTRL + one of the F keys.

I have only played around with it once and from memory,
it took only a photo of my entire screen.

I need something a little more refined....

I need a program where I can capture a specific area of
something I am working on within my desktop. Perhaps a
photo image, perhaps a portion of a webpage or just a picture
of something happening somewhere on my screen.

Windows had a great program called SNAGIT that I was
able to map out exactly what elements of my desktop I wanted
captured.

What program does this for the Mac?

Thanks in advance!

 

Ronald J Epstein
Home Theater Forum co-owner

 

 Click Here for the latest/hottest Blu-ray Preorders  Click Here for our complete Blu-ray review archive

 Click Here for our complete 3D Blu-ray review archive Click Here for our complete DVD review archive

 Click Here for Blu-Ray Preorder Release Schedule  Click Here for forum posting rules and regulations


#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Rhoq

Rhoq

    Supporting Actor



  • 734 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 01 2004

Posted February 27 2007 - 04:47 AM

Command + Shift + 3 is the full-screen capture you are talking about.

Try pressing Command + Shift + 4, this should be what you're looking for to capture only specific regions of your screen.

Also if, by-chance, you're looking to take a screen-cap of a DVD, Apple will not allow you do it with the the MacOS X DVD Player. Instead, you'd need to play the DVD through VLC.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

Ted Todorov

    Screenwriter



  • 2,898 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 17 2000

Posted February 27 2007 - 05:05 AM

Hi Ron,

The program you are looking for is Grab -- it is in the Applications:Utilities folder.

Ted
Hold on tightly, let go lightly.

 


#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Patrick Mason

Patrick Mason

    Stunt Coordinator



  • 113 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 01 2005
  • Real Name:Patrick
  • LocationLos Angeles, CA

Posted February 27 2007 - 05:18 AM

Hi Ron,

If you really want the most feature-rich and easy to use screen capture utility out there, you can spring for SnapzPro X:

http://www.ambrosias...ties/snapzprox/

This is a little closer to SNAGIT in terms of the amount of control you can have, but also like SNAGIT you have to pay a little extra for it.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

Andrew Pratt

    Producer



  • 3,813 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 08 1998

Posted February 27 2007 - 07:15 AM

Ron also as a former windows user remember that unlike Windows when you do a screen grab using Cmd Shift 3 or 4 it dumps the PNG file to your desktop not to the clipboard. Took me awhile to figure that one out Posted Image

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Christian Behrens

Christian Behrens

    Supporting Actor



  • 712 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 02 2000

Posted February 27 2007 - 07:33 AM

Personally, I use the free utility SnapNDrag. Does all I need from a screenshot utility.

-Christian
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." (Benjamin Franklin)

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

Michael_K_Sr

    Screenwriter



  • 1,346 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 14 2005
  • Real Name:MichaelK
  • LocationChicago 'burbs

Posted February 27 2007 - 11:56 AM

SnapzPro X kicks ass. I've been using it for years and the version that includes full motion capture has proven invaluable.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Scott Kimball

Scott Kimball

    Screenwriter



  • 1,500 posts
  • Join Date: May 08 2000

Posted March 04 2007 - 02:12 AM

I also recommend Snapz Pro X. It will also capture Apple DVD Player output. It is the best one out there for Mac...

-Scott