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Is the snipping tool. That's some nifty stuff right there. Does anything similar exist for the Mac?
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Yes, I admit that is a very, very nice feature. I am going to research if something like that is for Mac.
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Whoa, you're like... super-poster. Thanks for answering dude.
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As per the list here, you can take four types of screenshots. Three of the four features of that tool are built into OS X.

1. Rectangular Snip: Shift-Command-4. Drag and release. Picture will be on your desktop.
2. Window Snip: Shift-Command-4 and when you see the crosshairs, push Spacebar. Your cursor will turn into a camera. Mouseover the window you want to capture and click. Picture will be on your desktop.
3. Full-screen Snip: Shift-Command-3. If you have a dual monitor setup (as I do), two pictures will be sent to your desktop, one for each monitor.

As for the Free-form snip, there is nothing like that built-in that I know of.

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I may have found something...give me a moment...
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Nevermind. It is for Windows only. :/ Ok, Voila claims to be for Mac, and to capture "any shape." Maybe that will help. I am going to try it out.

http://www.globaldelight.com/voila/voila_features.html
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Vansmith, three out of four isn't bad at all. Nice one. FastStone looks pretty good but I think I'll only go for a d/l of that if I find I'm really missing the snipping tool (which, by the way, was my idea). Cheers guys!
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Vansmith, three out of four isn't bad at all. Nice one. FastStone looks pretty good but I think I'll only go for a d/l of that if I find I'm really missing the snipping tool (which, by the way, was my idea). Cheers guys!

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One feature of Win7 that I loved was side-by-side windows auto-size. I found Cinch and it rocks! Sort of off topic I know, but a great Win7 feature that is now on my Mac. Win7 is not bad, but I think people are mainly stoked because Vista just sucked that bad.
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One feature of Win7 that I loved was side-by-side windows auto-size. I found Cinch and it rocks! Sort of off topic I know, but a great Win7 feature that is now on my Mac. Win7 is not bad, but I think people are mainly stoked because Vista just sucked that bad.
I just downloaded it and it is one cool utility!

Thanks for that tip!
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Don't forget Grab. It also comes with OS X.
Applications > Utilities > Grab.

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Voila does what you wanted! lol just go look
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It's also $30 which is expensive for something to take screenshots when 3/4 of what the snipping tool can do works out of the box.

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There is also an app called Snagit, which I use in a Windows environment, but has recently released a beta version for Mac. It is available for download for a demo/trial period from the manufacturer (TechSmith Corporation).
It is a great utility & I would recommend to anyone looking for a snipping tool with lots of other options.
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There is also an app called Snagit, which I use in a Windows environment, but has recently released a beta version for Mac. It is available for download for a demo/trial period from the manufacturer (TechSmith Corporation).
It is a great utility & I would recommend to anyone looking for a snipping tool with lots of other options.
I was also a heavy SnagIt user in Windows - but for Mac, I've found that Jing (another Techsmith product) does almost everything that I needed SnagIt for on Windows. The nice thing is that Jing is free.

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