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    Default Equivalent to the Snipping tool on Vista/Windows 7. Grab doesn't do it for me.

    Hi,

    I like the Grab tool on OS X however it doesn't seem to be able to then draw on the captured image like the Snipping Tool on Vista/Windows 7 can.

    My wife needs to do a whole lot of edits to websites and in the past the Snipping tool with it's little drawing ability to underline stuff or circle stuff or draw a simple arrow was a godsend.

    Can the Grab tool do little drawing lines etc like the Snipping Tool?

    Is there a better tool available for OS X than the Grab tool we can buy or that is freeware?

    Appreciate your time.

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    I recommend Skitch, it can do everything and then more ... I can send you an invite if it's still required or otherwise you will find it on Google

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    Default Re: Equivalent to the Snipping tool on Vista/Windows 7. Grab doesn't do it for me.

    I agree with Skitch. I was turned onto it recently and it's brilliant. I love how I can post images to the web and share links pretty much instantly, no messing around. Easily the best screen capture app around.

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    +1 Skitch. It's bloody brilliant.

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    Yep. Skitch.

    I think nearly everyone here uses Skitch - I've been using it for a while since a fellow MacTalk sent me an invite months back.

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    Skitch never ceases to amaze me with it's inbuilt abilities ....



    If you click on the Snap Icon you get cross hairs and can grab stuff galore!

    I really hate these corny sayings but I'm lettin' my hair down!

    Me ❤ Skitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by <^_^> View Post
    If you click on the Snap Icon you get cross hairs and can grab stuff galore!
    Or just press CMD+SHIFT+5

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    Quote Originally Posted by <^_^> View Post
    I really hate these corny sayings but I'm lettin' my hair down!

    Me ❤ Skitch
    ^ What he said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    Or just press CMD+SHIFT+5
    The beauty of the skitch way is that as soon as you drag the cross hairs over the image, it automatically opens up in a Skitch window ...

    I use the method you mention for all the other times I want to grab something but don't intend on uploading it anywheres

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    Or just press CMD+SHIFT+5
    5 or 4? 10.6 seems to only allow for cmd+shift+3 & 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wabbit View Post
    5 or 4? 10.6 seems to only allow for cmd+shift+3 & 4.
    Musta been a typo ... tis 4, not 5

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    Thanks for that. Yep read up about Skitch and Jing. Both look like good replacements for the Snippet tool in Vista/Windows 7 for my wife's iMac. I tried them both and will go with Skitch.

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    I guess I'm the only person who doesn't use Skitch here. Never tried it myself - I'm sure it's great but I like my way of doing things (the long way!).

    I would screenshot and use Seashore (equivalent to MS Paint):
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    I like to use OS X's built-in Grab application.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huy View Post
    I guess I'm the only person who doesn't use Skitch here. Never tried it myself - I'm sure it's great but I like my way of doing things (the long way!).

    I would screenshot and use Seashore (equivalent to MS Paint):
    Seashore - About
    THat's how I used to do it years ago however then discovered there are plenty of apps that do it better and quicker (and then let you circle, write on etc) in windows.

    Snippet tool on Vista was (for me) a killer app.

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    What I like about an app like Skitch, is the ability like drawing on a photo or place a box around something to highlight it .. then upping it to the server and wham bam thankmam-you!

    Otherwise I use the Shift Command 3/4 etc etc for local stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aafuss View Post
    I like to use OS X's built-in Grab application.
    Yeh it's fine but to limited. Snippet tool on Vista/WIndows 7 is better as an out of the box solution. Grab doesn't have any writing or drawing functions which are SOO helpful when trying to relay graphical concepts to coders/programmers for website design which is one of our main uses for Snippet tool/Skitch. You really need to be able to draw circles around, underline things, draw arrows to and from. It helps communicate ideas hugely.

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    you put that so much better than me meremortal

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    Quote Originally Posted by gehenna View Post
    Or just press CMD+SHIFT+5
    Quote Originally Posted by <^_^> View Post
    The beauty of the skitch way is that as soon as you drag the cross hairs over the image, it automatically opens up in a Skitch window ...

    I use the method you mention for all the other times I want to grab something but don't intend on uploading it anywheres
    Quote Originally Posted by wabbit View Post
    5 or 4? 10.6 seems to only allow for cmd+shift+3 & 4.
    Quote Originally Posted by <^_^> View Post
    Musta been a typo ... tis 4, not 5
    I think you'll all find that gehenna was talking about Command+Shift+5, but only when you have Skitch installed.

    Instead of taking a "normal" selection screenshot using OSX, CMD+SHIFT+5 will take a selection screenshot using Skitch.

    Damn useful.

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    Thanks for clarifying that BennyLing, I had absolutely no idea that the keyboard command for Skitch's screen selection tool!

    I've only been using Skitch for 2 or 3 yrs and I'm learning more and more about something that I enjoy using, it's great!

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