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Mac Screenshot-O-Rama

Useful Mac recently posted The Screenshot Spectacular, with all of the shortcuts and variations on taking a screenshot on the Mac. Very comprehensive and clear.

My favorite is ⌘⇧4 for taking a crosshair-bounded screenshot, and then pressing space to switch it to a cursor that captures whatever window is under the cursor when you click, and then (and I didn’t know this part before today), ⌥-click to capture the window without the big soft shadow around it.

Anyway, check out the whole post for even more screenshot tips-n-tricks. Thanks to Liz Marley and Joel Page for dropping screenshot knowledge.

Addendum 2017-12-08

Andrew Abernathy mentioned that once you are in window mode, you can hold command to target just a sheet attached to a window (instead of the whole window).

You should check out my podcast about movie magic and VFX: The Optical.