Taking Screenshots on Your Mac


Mac OS X allows you to take a screenshot without interrupting your workflow. There is also some area flexibility when taking a screenshot.

 

Fullscreen screenshot

  1. Press Shift-Command-3
You will hear a camera shutter sound and the entire screen will now be available on your desktop as a picture file.

 

Drawn area screenshot

  1. Press Shift-Command-4
  2. Your cursor will change to a crosshair
  3. Draw an area you wish to take a screenshot of

You will hear a camera shutter sound and the entire screen will now be available on your desktop as a picture file.

 

Single window screenshot

  1. Press Shift-Command-4
  2. Your cursor will change to a crosshair
  3. Press Spacebar
  4. Mouse over the Window you want to take a screenshot of and then click

You will hear a camera shutter sound and the entire screen will now be available on your desktop as a picture file.
Grab.app for OSX - Taking Screenshots on Your Mac
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Use Grab

Alternatively you can use Grab.app found in your Mac HD > Applications > Utilities folder. This app also allows you to perform a timed screenshot.


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One Response to “Taking Screenshots on Your Mac”

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