How to Take a Screenshot on a MAC OS X PC

Taking a screenshot on a MAC OS X PC is different as on keyboard you will not find any hint to take screenshot as on Windows OS. Below are the various ways with which you can take a screenshot on a MAC PC, these methods to take a screenshot on MAC will work on all versions of MAC OS X.

Take a Screenshot of Entire Screen

There are two ways of taking a screenshot of entire screen on a MAC PC.

Press Command + Shift + 3 will capture the screenshot of entire screen and automatically it will save the image file on your desktop, the file name will usually look like “Screen shot 2014-11-30 at 05.55.00 AM.png”.

Press Command + Control + Shift + 3 will capture the screenshot of entire screen but file will not get saved on your desktop instead it will copied to your clipboard which you can paste into any document or image editing software.

Take a Screenshot of a selected area of screen

If you want to capture a screenshot of selected window or selected area you can do it for that you will have to follow below instructions.

Press Command + Shift + 4 will give you a selection tool to select the area which you want to capture or you can even hit spacebar and click on the window which you want to capture. After taking the screenshot it will save the image file on your desktop, the file name will similarly look like “Screen shot 2014-11-30 at 06.25.00 AM.png”.

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