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Screenshots with Mac OS X

Shortcut Description
Command + Shift + 3 Screenshot of whole screen and save the created file on desktop
Command + Shift + Ctrl + 3 Screenshot of whole screen and save in clipboard
Command + Shift + 4 Choose area with crosshairs
Command + Shift + 4 + space Sreenshot of active area
Command + Shift + Ctrl + 4 Choose area with crosshairs and save in clipboard
Command + Shift + F4 Screenshot of window

Screencapture

Execute the following command in terminal to start the screencapture program with:

screencapture -i ~/Desktop/screenshot

Changing the format of screenshot

  • Execute the following command in terminal:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type <type>

allowed types are: png, jpg, tiff, bmp, pdf

  • Restart the UIServer:

killall systemuiserver

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