How to take a Screenshot

A screenshot is a digital image of what is visible on a computer screen or mobile device. A screenshot is generally may created by taking a photo of the screen.

 

How to take a screenshot of your entire screen (Mac)

  1. Press Shift-Command (⌘)-3.
  2. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

How to take a screenshot of a selected portion of your screen (Mac)

  1. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  2. Move the crosshair to where you want to start the screenshot, then drag to select an area. The area selected will become gray.
  3. When you've selected the area you want, release your mouse or trackpad button. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you release the button.
  4. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

How to take a screenshot of a window (Mac)

  1. Press Shift-Command-4. The pointer changes to a crosshair.
  2. Press the Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera.
  3. Move the camera over a window to highlight it. It should turn a light blue (see image).
  4. Click your mouse or trackpad. To cancel, press the Esc (Escape) key before you click.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop

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