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How to Take Screenshot in MAC OS X


With Mac OS X, you can capture the entire screen, a specific window or only a selected portion of your screen. Using the onscreen controls, you can choose which portion of the screen you wish to capture. After the screen is captured, you will mostly find the screenshot to appear in the lower right of the screen. Here is how you can take a screenshot of the desired portion of the screen in the Mac OS X system.

Step 1
Click on ‘Command’, ‘Shift’ and ‘3’

To obtain the screenshot of the entire screen, press the ‘Command’, ‘Shift’ and the ‘3’ button on your keyboard together. You have to make sure that all the relevant details needed are kept visible. On a successful screenshot, you will hear a camera clutter sound.


Step 2
You will find the screenshot automatically saved on your desktop screen with the file name ‘Screen Shot’. The date and time at which the screenshot is taken will also be present.


Step 3
Press ‘Command’, ‘Shift’ and ‘4’

To obtain a screenshot of a specific area of screen, you need to press ‘Command’, ‘Shift’ and the ‘4’ button on your Keyboard.


Step 4
You will now see the cursor turn into a small cross hair reticle type as shown in the below picture.


Step 5
You will now have to click and drag the cursor to highlight the area of which you want to obtain a screenshot.


Step 6
Once you let go the mouse, the screenshot of the specific portion of the screen is obtained. It is saved automatically as a .png image file in the desktop with the date and time of the screenshot as well.


‘You can easily obtain the screenshot of the entire screen as well as specific portions of the screen by following the above steps’.
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