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Authored by: dweebert on Jun 23, '04 01:04:03PM

Services operate on the current selection and input context.

Grab services call on to capture an image and insert it into the current selection in an open document, so you must be in a context which accepts an image on a pasteboard.

What this means is that your current focus must be something like editing a file in TextEdit, or composing a Mail message, or running some drawing app that supports the pasteboard.

Choosing the Grab service will take the picture, and place it at your insertion point. Choosing other services that generate text or images will do similar things, but note that some require an active selection upon which to act.

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Authored by: on Jun 23, '04 02:39:31PM

Thanks, I just tried this and it works. I didn't know how to use the grab services before. I normally would just drag and drop the picture to where I want it. But services let you insert a picture where you want. That's makes more convenient for inserting images into a document.



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Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 23, '04 02:50:32PM

Thanks for clearing that up; I always wondered by even Apple apps like Safari showed me nothing but greyed-out Grab options on the Services menu. Seems to me that this reliance on pasteboard ability is a handicap to Grab -- I don't use it, since there are good screen cap utils out there and since, if I want to cap a window, I can always use Apple's built-in method: CMD-SHIFT-4, then whack the spacebar .... Personally, I favor Constrictor, because its options and preferences suit my needs perfectly.


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Authored by: mahakk on Jun 24, '04 05:14:06AM

you didn't understand, obviously.

the "grab" service is not meant to grab a screenshot OF the current document/application, but rather to insert a screenshot INTO the current document/application.

since you can't insert a picture into a webpage viewed in safari, you can't use the grab service there.

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