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Command Shift 4 then Space

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andrethegiant



Joined: 08 May 2005
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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 - 8:02 pm    Post subject: Command Shift 4 then Space Reply with quote

I think that there should be a place, maybe right next to where you submit a screenshot, reminding people of command shift 4 then space. If anyone doesn't know what it does, it captures the current window (or in this case, widget) with transparency, so you don't see your desktop background and you don't have to do some intense masking to get your screenshot's shape to match your widget's shape. Just makes things look nicer and is very easy to do.
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mattf
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Joined: 11 Oct 2004
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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 - 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not such a bad idea - I'll ask about it. Smile

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twisted



Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 - 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even know about that, thats awsome. Thanks for tipping me off
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jtbandes



Joined: 17 Jun 2005
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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 - 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did you find out about that?
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jonlink



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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 - 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as long as we talking about screen shots, people should also put a blank white widget behind their widget while taking the screen shot, that's what apple prefers and that is what looks best.
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andrethegiant



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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 - 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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as long as we talking about screen shots, people should also put a blank white widget behind their widget while taking the screen shot, that's what apple prefers and that is what looks best.


Why? This lets you captures shots so it looks like there is nothing behind it. Even if you leave your mouse over it, it won't capture your mouse. It keeps your drop shadows looking nice, too.

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Where did you find out about that?


If you submit a widget to Apple, click where it says '(see sample)'.
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pm
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Joined: 24 Aug 2004
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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 - 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andrethegiant wrote:
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as long as we talking about screen shots, people should also put a blank white widget behind their widget while taking the screen shot, that's what apple prefers and that is what looks best.


Why? This lets you captures shots so it looks like there is nothing behind it. Even if you leave your mouse over it, it won't capture your mouse. It keeps your drop shadows looking nice, too.


It comes out with a transparent background, right?
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andrethegiant



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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 - 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup
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maxintosh



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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 - 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For my Trash widget I used my photoshop mockup, but this seems like it's much more accurate.
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jonlink



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Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 - 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didn't read that very well, i just glanced and saw cmd-shift-4 (no space) which captures a selected area.

the method you mention is better. i forgot that this option existed, though i'm not sure why i ever prefered that one over the one you mentioned. the one thing i would add is that i'll still use photoshop to make the image more web friendly (file size... every bit counts).

also, you can keep the drop shadow using the method i mentioned by not cropping it, so that really isn't an issue-- however you have to crop carefully using just cmd-shift-4 which makes it not nearly as quick and easy.

so, sorry for the bad info folks.


(slightly off point but-- cmd-shift-3 captures the entire screen and my favorite cmd-tab to switch between apps)
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pm
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Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 - 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've added this information to the Upload page.
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