Quick screenshots with Snow Leopard

Today I learned that you can get a full screenshot by pressing cmd-shift-3, and a screenshot of a selected portion of the screen by cmd-shift-4. The files will be put on the desktop, and they will be in PNG format! Until now I've used the screenshot utility, which only produces TIFF files, and is more clunky to use. Hooray!


  1. What's even more useful: You can make screenshots of specific windows. To do that, just hit the space bar after you've pressed CMD-Shift-4. A camera icon will appear with which you can select the window of which you want to make a screenshot! Don't ask me why that's so complicated, since it's the most often thing I want to do when making screenshots...
    But at least it's possible, which I wasn't aware of a long time...

    - Wemser

  2. Nice! Thanks for the hint.