(This article was intended to be written on 18th Sep 2016, but actually written on 8th April 2017)
In order to take a screenshot on Mac, the standard way is to the Grab application.
Keyboard users often get used to these.
⌘ + ⇧ + 3 - full screen which generated a file on Desktop ⌘ + ⇧ + 4 - capture custom dimensions using the mouse.
I recently discovered that
screencapture command is part of the OS X. I happen to have the need to paste a screenshot in a chat (in the current world, input boxes or gmail compose allows you to paste an image inline without the need to have a file on disk)
screencapture: illegal option -- h usage: screencapture [-icMPmwsWxSCUtoa] [files] -c force screen capture to go to the clipboard -C capture the cursor as well as the screen. only in non-interactive modes -d display errors to the user graphically -i capture screen interactively, by selection or window control key - causes screen shot to go to clipboard space key - toggle between mouse selection and window selection modes escape key - cancels interactive screen shot -m only capture the main monitor, undefined if -i is set -M screen capture output will go to a new Mail message -o in window capture mode, do not capture the shadow of the window -P screen capture output will open in Preview -s only allow mouse selection mode -S in window capture mode, capture the screen not the window -t<format> image format to create, default is png (other options include pdf, jpg, tiff and other formats) -T<seconds> Take the picture after a delay of <seconds>, default is 5 -w only allow window selection mode -W start interaction in window selection mode -x do not play sounds -a do not include windows attached to selected windows -r do not add dpi meta data to image -l<windowid> capture this windowsid -R<x,y,w,h> capture screen rect files where to save the screen capture, 1 file per screen
screencapture -c -i
solves most of my needs to capture interactively with output into the clipboard.comments powered by Disqus