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Screen Capture software like SnagIt?


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Hi!

I recently switched from PC to Mac, and bought a MacBook (Black), where I have upgraded the RAM to 4GB, myself..yay...

I was just wondering is there a screen capture software that you recommend? During my PC days, I used SnagIt and really loved its ease and features, but unfortunately they make the software only for Windows. Any suggestions?

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you don't need a program on osx to take a screen shot.

shift+cmd+4 will give you cross hirs to select and make a screen shot OR after youve' donoe those keys press spacebar and now when you click on a window it only takes a pic of that window.
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Hi... the MAC has keystroke sequences for
1. Capture screen.
2. Capture active window
3. (And my personal favorite) Capture whatever I Lasso!

Checkout your SYSTEM PREFS -> Keyboard and Mouse ->Shortcuts
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And if you want to capture a "process" (i.e. an instructional video on how to use an application or something) checkout "ScreenFlow"
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Hi!

I recently switched from PC to Mac, and bought a MacBook (Black), where I have upgraded the RAM to 4GB, myself..yay...

I was just wondering is there a screen capture software that you recommend? During my PC days, I used SnagIt and really loved its ease and features, but unfortunately they make the software only for Windows. Any suggestions?

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TechSmith, the authors of SnagIt are working on a Mac version of that software. Although there are many screen capture utilities available for the Mac, none of them are quite as comprehensive as SnagIt in my opinion.

If you really like TechSmith products, take a look at The Jing Project. Jing has the screen capture and annotative capabilities of SnagIt, plug it incorporates online image sharing - and best of all, it's free.

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I am so glad to know of this - I'm a new Mac user (Mini mac just arrived 5 days ago), and Snagit was one of my Windows apps that I was hoping I'd be able to find a suitable replacement for. I just downloaded Jing, and will be installing.

These forums are so great for gaining information and knowledge.

Thanks!!

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Thanks for the responses. I will try system pref in the evening today.

Really looking forward to Mac version of SnagIt. Love the PC version.
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While you're waiting for a SnagIt port to OS X...

shift+command+3 takes a screenshot of your entire screen

shift+command+4 lets you select a box of screen to take a screenshot of

shift+command+4 followed by spacebar allows you to select a window to capture a screen of
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I don't think (because of that MPAA foolishness among the film makers) that any of the default screen shot stuff in Mac OS X allows you to take a screen shot of whatever DVD Player is showing. Don't know about the other utilities, but Snap 'n Drag does, which is why I use it quite frequently (I make nice printed labels for DVDs I record off of my Tivo for certain recorded shows; this makes it easy to use screen shots from the show itself as the label for the DVD. All fair use and such.)
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And don't forget Grab, the included screenshot utility.
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I don't think (because of that MPAA foolishness among the film makers) that any of the default screen shot stuff in Mac OS X allows you to take a screen shot of whatever DVD Player is showing. Don't know about the other utilities, but Snap 'n Drag does, which is why I use it quite frequently (I make nice printed labels for DVDs I record off of my Tivo for certain recorded shows; this makes it easy to use screen shots from the show itself as the label for the DVD. All fair use and such.)
Thanks for this tip

I was slightly miffed when i found out i couldn't take a screen capture while playing a DVD
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To get the whole screen - Command+Shift+3

To capture part of the screen you select - Command+Shift+4.

To make a screen recording download iShowU.


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I don't think (because of that MPAA foolishness among the film makers) that any of the default screen shot stuff in Mac OS X allows you to take a screen shot of whatever DVD Player is showing. Don't know about the other utilities, but Snap 'n Drag does, which is why I use it quite frequently (I make nice printed labels for DVDs I record off of my Tivo for certain recorded shows; this makes it easy to use screen shots from the show itself as the label for the DVD. All fair use and such.)
That's what VLC and MPlayer are for.
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And don't forget Grab, the included screenshot utility.
Not a big fan of it. And plus, that didn't come with mine I don't believe.


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Not a big fan of it. And plus, that didn't come with mine I don't believe.
If it didn't come with your computer, then you wouldn't be able to use command+shift+3 and command+shift+4.
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