Screenshot by keystroke?

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  1. bballrob

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    While watching a video in full screen mode, is there a way to take a screenshot of the screen while I have it paused to save that as a photo?
     
  2. Ledsteplin

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    On what device?
     
  3. Europa

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    Command-Shift-3. It saves it to your desktop. It's the fastest and easiest method.
     
  4. ZR_Yancy

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    Print screen then cancel. The screenshot will be in your clipboard.
     
  5. rambo47

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    Command-Shift-4 gives you a crosshairs cursor so you can take a picture of a portion of your screen. I use that all the time.
     
  6. Europa

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    But he wants to take a screenshot of a full-screen video. Command-shift-3 is the easiest and fastest way to do that.
     
  7. rambo47

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    Absolutely. But for me, and for many others, sometimes you just need a portion of the screen captured. I added this as an alternative. Cmd-Shift-4 is still the easiest.

    Both these methods save the pic as a .png file. To convert to .jpg or some other format you can open the .png screenshot in preview and export it back to the Desktop. You will have the option in the dialog box to change the format. Useful for posting the pic online because you can see the resulting file size before finalizing the export. You can play with image quality via a slider button to get the overall file size you want.
     
  8. Europa

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    I know how it works. I use command-shift-4 and command-shift-4-spacebar every day. My point was he wasn't asking how to take pics of a section of the screen with crosshairs. He was asking how to take screenshots of a full-screen video.
     
  9. rambo47

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    Since you covered the full screenshot I just thought I'd throw a little something extra into the mix.
     
  10. Europa

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    Gotcha. I thought you were saying that was a better way to do what he needed.
     
  11. rambo47

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    Nah, you hit the nail on the head and pretty much covered it. :)
     
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