6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 5, 2008 10:04 AM by Snake Girl
David Martin1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Is there any way to take a snapshot of a page you are viewing through Safari? Hot key maybe?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Mulder Level 6 Level 6 (8,980 points)
    Do you mean save the web page so you can see it later, including all the graphics? If so, you just go to File > Save As… and choose Web Archive, then choose a filename if you don't like the default name, and a location, and save it.

    If that's not what you mean, please be more specific as to what you're talking about (screen shot, PDF file, etc.).

    Mulder
  • David Martin1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Take a snapshot like a tiff, jpeg etc..
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,355 points)
    From the Mac Help menu in Finder:

    Shortcuts for taking pictures of the screen
    Use these shortcuts to take pictures of the screen in Mac OS X.

    Action
    Shortcut
    Take a picture of the whole screen

    ⌘-Shift-3

    Take a picture of part of the screen

    ⌘-Shift-4, then drag to select the area you want in the picture.

    To cancel, press Escape.

    Take a picture of a window, a menu, the menu bar, or the Dock.

    Press ⌘-Shift-4, then press the Space bar. Move the pointer over the area you want so that it's highlighted, then click.

    To drag to select the area instead, press the Space bar again. To cancel, press Escape.

    Screen shots are saved as files on the desktop. If you want to put the screen shot in the Clipboard, rather than create a file, hold down the Control key when you press the other keys. You can then paste the picture into a document.

    You can also take pictures of the screen using the Grab application (in the Utilities folder).

    Some applications, such as DVD Player, may not let you take pictures of the screen.
  • Mulder Level 6 Level 6 (8,980 points)
    The quickest way is to use Shift-Command-4, then position the crosshairs at your starting point and click and drag over the entire area you want captured and let go; the file is save as Picturex.xxx on your Desktop by default, which you can rename.

    Or you can use InstantShot, which lets you do the same things, but with more of a GUI and have it always available on your menu bar if you choose.

    But, those methods don't capture web pages that scroll down off the visible area of the browser window; for that the easiest way is to use Paparazzi, which captures the whole page, regardless of size; you can also change the picture format for the images.

    Mulder
  • David Martin1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks you guys!
  • Snake Girl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    +Do you mean save the web page so you can see it later, including all the graphics? If so, you just go to File > Save As… and choose Web Archive, then choose a filename if you don't like the default name, and a location, and save it.+

    Hello, i hope it's OK to post on this thread, i have a question regarding this response. When you do the File > Save As... as you've mentioned here, can you tell me what is the difference btwn the 2 options given (Page Source & Web Archive) & when would i select Web Archive vs. Page Source? And also, how does saving the web page to these formats differ from doing the screenshots (i.e., what's the difference in the various types of outputs)? Thanx.