Here is a quick FYI prompted by some recent emails we’ve received from readers:
In Mac OS X Tiger, use these shortcuts to take pictures of the screen:
⌘-Shift-3 (Command-Shift-3): Take a picture of the entire screen and save as a file
⌘-Control-Shift-3 (Command-Control-Shift-3): Take a picture of the entire screen and copy to the clipboard
⌘-Shift-4 (Command-Shift-4): Take a picture of the dragged area and save as a file
⌘-Control-Shift-4 (Command-Control-Shift-4): Capture dragged area and copy to the clipboard
⌘-Shift-4 then Space bar (Command-Shift-4 then Space bar): Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and save as a file
⌘-Control-Shift-4 then Space bar (Command-Control-Shift-4 then Space bar): Capture a window, menu, desktop icon, or the menu bar and copy to the clipboard
By default, Mac OS X Tiger saves screenshots as .png files to the Desktop.
You can also take pictures of the screen using the Grab application (in the Utilities folder).
Use Bruce Phillips’ free Screenshot Settings 1.1 to change default location and file formats (bmp. gif, jp2, jpg, pdf, pict, png, psd, sgi, tga, tif) of your screenshots.
MacDailyNews Note: To record video and audio from the Mac’s screen, we use iShowU (US$20) from shinywhitebox.
[UPDATE: 1:54pm EDT: Revised default format to .png and added “Command” in parenthesis.]