Thursday, August 6, 2009

How to Print Screen / Screen Capture on a Mac

Have you ever wanted to create a screen capture or print screen in your Mac OS X but found there is no Print Screen key? Well read on to find the easy solution.



If you want to do a whole screen capture:

[] Switch to the screen you want to capture
[] Simultaneously hold down the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 3 and then release
[] Click on the screen.
[] This should place your screen capture on your desktop.

If you want to capture only a portion of the screen:

[] Switch to the screen you want to capture
[] Simultaneously hold down the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 and then release
[] The mouse pointer will turn into a target
[] Drag a box around the area to capture
[] Release the pointer and a file will be added to your desktop

If you want to create a screen capture for an application window:

[] Switch to the screen you want to capture
[] Simultaneously hold down the Apple key ⌘ + Shift + 4 and then release
[] The mouse pointer will turn into a target
[] Press the space bar once
[] The mouse pointer will change to a camera
[] You can then select the program you want to capture and click once
[] The capture will be placed on the desktop

You can then open the file in your favorite image editor for use on your blog etc.
Good luck and Happy Capturing.

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