While I started on my next project, a book about iBooks Author and the Publishing process, I needed to figure out how to make screenshot efficiently.
Most people who used a MAC for a long time probably know most of the commands but for me – a converted Windows user – the absence of a Print key baffled me at first.
So these are the most important commands:
Cmd + Shift + 3 Saves a Screenshot as a file
Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 3 Saves a Screenshot to the Clipboard
Cmd + Shift + 4 Saves a specific area of the screen as a file
Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 4 Saves a specific area of the screen to the clipboard
Cmd + Shift +4, followed by Space Saves a specific Window/Element as a file
Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 4, followed by Space Saves a specific Windows/Element to the Clipboard
The Format of the Screenshot can be changed by a Terminal command:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG; killAll SystemUIServer
Also the folder where to save can be changed
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /desktop; killAll SystemUIServer
As I said – probably well known by seasoned MAC Users – but for the rest of us very helpful.