Mac OS commands
You can create pictures of all or parts of your screen (which will be saved to the desktop in pdf format) using these commands ...
- The whole screen Apple-Shift-3 = to capture a picture of the entire screen
- Rectangular selection Apple-shift-4-drag = creates a picture file of your rectangle selection when you release the mouse
- A single Menu, Window, Icon or Dialogue box Apple-shift-4 then the Spacebar. Your cursor turns into a tiny camera icon. Click on the item you want to create a picture of.
Mac OSX also comes with a simple application called Grab for creating screenshots. Find it in the Applications - Utilities folder.
3rd party software
Snapz Prox is an excellent program for creating a range of screenshots in a variety of file formats. It can also create timed QuickTime movies of your on-screen actions. Find it at www.ambrosiasw.com