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From: Gerry Newnham <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] ERO online, thanks for help
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 17:22:46 +0000
Apple operating systems - certainly Lion and the previous version, Snow Leopard - have a very good snip tool. It is activated by holding down Cmd + Shift + 4 and then click and drag over the area of the screen you want to copy:
This is the official instruction:
Take a picture of part of the screen: Command (⌘)-Shift-4, and then drag the crosshair pointer to select the area. Continue to press the mouse button, release the keys, and then press Shift, Option, or the Space bar while you drag to resize the selection area. When you are ready to take a picture, release the mouse button.
You can also:
Take a picture of a window or the menu bar: Command (⌘)-Shift-4, press the Space Bar, move the camera pointer over the area to highlight it, and then click.
and there are other options.
However, the best quality image is usually obtained by clicking on the image (Ctrl-Click on a Mac) and using the save option. But if this option isn't available then one of the above methods is worth trying. The second method works even if part of the window is off screen, although the window title bar etc will be included in the image but could be edited out in something like Picasa (highly recommended free Google product for easy graphics editing - and available for a Mac as well).
By the way, a .png file is just another of the many varieties of graphics file.
On 7 Nov 2011, at 17:00, wrote:
> d0 you have a snip tool on your computer? it is under accessories.
> I am very computer illiterate, though I do know some basic stuff, but I
> stumbled across the snip tool looking for something else, and it is so
> easy and simple to use, anything on the web that I want to copy and
> paste is now a few clicks away. I can attach the item to an email and,
> though I haven't tried to figure out how, probably paste it to just
> about anything, word processing programs, blogs, etc. If MS/HP has one,
> Apple must have one as well, it's always way ahead of MS.
> On 07.11.2011 03:46, Jenny De Angelis wrote:
>> HI Anne and others
>> Thankyou all for your replies.
>> I found that I could right click
> on the image and choose to either e.mail it
>> to myself or cut and past
> it into another programme. I chose to e.mail it
>> to myself but that
> didn't work properly as the one image out of the 4 that
>> did arrive
> was a PNG file, whatever that is, and it was so tiny I could not
> it. If I enlarged it the text just went fuzzy and unreadable. I could
> not do anything with it, i.e could not open it to save in another
> application on my computer. I tried cutting and pasting the image but
>> didn't work either, nothing came up as a result giving me the
> chance to save
>> the copy to my computer in any programme or format at
>> My husband, who is more computer savvy than I, could not do
> anything with it
>> either. We spent a couple of hours last night trying
> to work it out. In
>> the end I tried sending the images using each of 3
> e.mail addresses in
>> turn, but still the mails would not go from my
> outbox. Eventually my mail
>> programme seemed to stop working
> completely. Every time I hit sned and
>> receive I got an error message
> telling me that it could not send my e.mails,
>> under any of the 3
> addresses I was trying to use. Something seems to have
>> not been right
> with it all.
>> This morning I have e.mailed the Essex Ancestors
> section of the SEAX site to
>> ask them why this happened to me. I am so
> disappointed as I found some
>> entries in the PRs that I have been
> after for a few years and could not
>> download the things.
> thankyou for your help
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