This is for advanced users. You can even take Screen Shots using terminal command screencapture. There are loads of options available to capture a screen, You can create your own custom scripts to take screen captures.
Some Terminal Screen Capture Examples :
screencapture -i ~/Desktop/myScreenCapture1.jpg
When you fire this command, the mouse pointer will turn into a cross-wire (interactive mode) and you can select an area on the screen and this file will be saved as myScreenCapture1 with jpg image format extension on the desktop.
screencapture -ix ~/Desktop/myScreenCapture2.tiff
Now we have added the -x option, so no sound will be played when the image is captured.
screencapture -ixC ~/Desktop/myScreenCapture3.png
Now we have added -C option too, so no sound will be played when the image is captured and even the Cursor will be captured in the image.
List of options available:
-c: It will force screen capture as a clipboard instead of a file.
-C : If you want to capture the cursor as well as the screen you can use this option
-i: It will capture the screen interactively, a cross-wire will appear and you can select a selection of the window.
-m: This will only capture the main monitor.
-M: It opens the taken picture in a new Mail message.
-o: This will not capture the shadow of the window.
-P: This will open the taken picture in a Preview window.
-s: Allow mouse selection mode only.
-S : capture the screen instead of the window.
-t: Save image format to create, default is png (other options include pdf, jpg, tiff, and other formats).
-T: Take the picture after a delay of seconds, the default delay is 5 seconds.
-w: This only allows window selection mode.
-W: This starts interaction in window selection mode.
-x: This will not play sound when screenshot is taken.
-a This option will not capture the attached windows.
-r This option will not add screen dpi metadata to a captured file.
files: where to save the screen capture, 1 file per screen.
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