Mac Basics - Take a Screenshot

You can take a screenshot on your MacBook Pro using keyboard shortcuts. The screenshot will automatically be saved as a .png file to your desktop.You can take a screenshot of your entire screen, a selection of the screen, or a single window. For Windows users, click here.

Entire Screen:
Step 1. Hold down Command+Shift+3 on your keyboard.


Step 2. The screenshot will automatically be saved as a png file to your desktop.


Selection:
Step 1. Hold down Command, Shift, and 4 on your keyboard.


Step 2. Your cursor will become a crosshairs icon. Using your mouse, click and drag to draw a box around whatever image you want to save.

Step 3. When you release, the screenshot will automatically be saved as a png file to your desktop.


Window Selection:
Step 1. Hold down Command, Shift, 4, and the Spacebar on your keyboard.

Step 2. Your cursor will become a camera icon. When you mouse over different windows, the entire window will turn blue.

Step 3. When the desired window is highlighted blue, click once with your mouse/trackpad. The screenshot will automatically be saved as a .png file to your desktop.

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