How to take screenshots and annotations in Mac OS X
How to take screenshots on Mac
To take screenshots in the system, use the following commands:
- Command + Shift + 3 - a snapshot of the entire desktop
- Command + Shift + 4 - snapshot of the allocated table space
- Command + Shift + 4 and + Space (window selection) and + LMB directly snapshot.
Where: Command = WinKey, Space = Space, LMB = left mouse button.
On the hackintosh, depending on the definition of the keyboard type and the selected layout in the menu, the role of the Command can be performed Option = Alt
Changing this state of affairs is possible by referring to System Settings / Keyboard / Modification Keys.
- Hold Option to start selection from the center.
- Hold Shift to set the selection only horizontally or vertically
- Keep a space to move the selected selection
- Hold shift + space to fix horizontal or vertical selection.
- Press Esc or Command + Enter to cancel
- Press the spacebar to select the desired window
By default, the system has a PNG snapshot image format. In fact, this is not the only supported format and the default value can be changed. In this case, there are several ways. The first involves the use of third-party utilities with the appropriate functions (commands). The second system through the commands in the terminal. In both cases, for the changes to take effect, you must perform a re-log.
In order to change the format in which the screenshot is saved, run in the terminal:Code:defaults write com.apple.screencapture type png
Where: png can be replaced by -
jpg, pdf, tiff, etc.
From myself, I note that when using the JPG format, the system balances the quality and weight of the file very optimally.
Each line is executed via Enter.
You can return it back with the same command but with a different format of the screenshot - png
By default, the screenshots are saved on the desktop.
To replace the place where the screenshot is saved, write in the terminal:Code:defaults write com.apple.screencapture location / Users / Roger / Documents / Screenshots
Where: As an example, the paths / Users / Roger / Documents / Screenshots can be any desired.
Each line is executed via Enter.
You can return it back with the same command but with another specified ~ / Desktop address.
To disable the addition of a transparent frame, which, if used for example, the JPG format will just turn white, you need to enter the following command in the terminal:Code:defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow-bool trueCode:defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow-bool false
How to make quick annotations on the screenshot or PDF
There is a feature in Snow Leopard
Annotation, which is available in the system application
View. You just need to click on the file of the screenshot and so on, so that it opens in the view, where you can make all the marks, selections, arrows, write something on the image, select the font and color ...
The toolbar "Annotation" will be available after clicking the corresponding button in the view pane (configured via the context menu)
Then, if you wish, you can choose in what format to save the file by referring to the menu of the "View" program - File / Save As /
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