Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to Ron H.)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 3:22 PM (in response to Ron H.)
So, you want a Preview-specific shortcut, one that works while Preview has focus?
System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts
+ (to add new shortcut)
Application >>> Preview
Menu Title: From Selection… (press Option plus semicolon to generate the ellipsis dots)
Keyboard Shortcut: (your choice)
Tested under 10.6.8.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 12:44 AM (in response to mns579)
I try to get it done without Preview open . In Systen Preferences- Keyboard Shortcuts There is a command "Save picture of selected area as file" ,I changed the shortcut to 1 key . so that works fine without Preview open, but doesn't open the file directly,only saves it to desktop . It would be nice if this direct shortcut would work like in Preview-Selection you directly get to see the image.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 1:18 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Spark doesn't have any explanation onhow it works. so my question is can it ,without Preview open, make a shortcut for 1 key to "Save picture of selected area as file" and open it directly? As I said above I can get it to save to desktop with 1 key but it doesn't open directly,as Prview/Grab/Selection does. Can't it be done with applescript or automator?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 4:48 PM (in response to Ron H.)
Thanks for reposting, lost track here...
OK, on Spark, New Action under the File menu>Applescript, get this Script & paste it in...
Paste it into Spak's window...
Run or save, see where we are then.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 12:36 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Ah, Thank you. Shortcut key works ,opens Grab let you select and take picture and shows it on desktop.Very nice .But Grab stays open and the Spark deamon must run all the time. You can't have everything.
Two questions arises:
1/ Is there a script to add to this that closes Grab afterwards?
2/ Is there a shortkey for opening just a file ,without Spark, just a shortkey that opens/activate a scriptfile.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 2:06 AM (in response to Ron H.)
tell application "Grab"
Those other Apps I mentioned may be able to do it, but not quite clear what exactly you want to do.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 6:22 AM (in response to BDAqua)
1/Thanks it works , but sorry . Offcause Grab has to stay open to show image. Foolish of me.
2/ well , just thought there is in osx a shortcut possibility to open/run a file ,an aplescript file. Instead of doing it via Spark.
Still interestig if it is possible to have a key just to do exactly what "Preview/File/Grab/Selection" does.
I'll look into those links .
Thanks again for your answers.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 7:01 PM (in response to Ron H.)
Yes, you could make a script to tell Preview to do it & assign one key to do t it with some work, but what don't you like about Grab Being open? You can Save, Copy, or Print from that Grab window.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 12:10 AM (in response to BDAqua)
It's just a personal prefenrence ,I like the simple way,visually( no extra camerawindow and red lines), the shortcut "Save picture of selected area as a file" works on 1 key, if it would open also that would be perfect, just a visual thing.
b.t.w. when selecting with Grab the result window is smaller then the selection and with the blue scroll bars below and on one side, I have to resize the window manually, well maybe a osx 10.5.8 thing.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 10:39 AM (in response to Ron H.)
Hmmm, can't test 10.5 here, but on 10.4.11 the Grab window is always the full size, no scroll bars, so it may be 10.5, but you should be able to add to the script to full the window or such.