Taking screenshots in Mac OS X was always quite easy. Whether you need to capture an image of a funny conversation with your friend or explain tech support a problem you’re experiencing, a screenshot is the perfect way to show someone your computer screen without too much hassle. Let me show you three simple ways of taking screenshots on a Mac.
- Command + Shift + 3 -this method captures the whole screen, and the screenshot will be automatically saved on your desktop.
- In order to capture a smaller area of the screen, press Command + Shift + 4. A cross-hair cursor will appear. Simply click and drag your cursor to select the area that you wish to capture. After you release the left mouse button, the screenshot will show up on your desktop.
- If you need to capture a specific application window, press Command + Shift + 4, and then press the Space bar. You will notice your cursor has changed into a camera. Just like the regular cursor you can move it around the screen. Simply click on the window of your choice, and the screenshot will be saved on your desktop. Keep in mind the whole window doesn’t need to be visible on your screen in order to capture it.