Taking Screenshots - Mac

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Mac OS X

You can take screenshots of your whole screen or just part of it. Screenshots are saved automatically as .png files on your desktop.


Whole Screenshot

  1. Press command-shift-3 together to capture of everything that is currently displaying on your screen(s). The screenshot will be automatically saved as a .png on your desktop.
    NOTE: If you have multiple screens, they will be saved as seperate .png's on your desktop.
  2. Open the application or program (i.e. word, email, E360) you wish to attach your screenshot into. Click the attachment icon (usually a paperclip) in your program and navigate to where your screenshot is saved.
  3. Double click the file to attach it.
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Partial Screenshot

  1. Press the command-shift-4 keys together. The pointer changes to a crosshair pointer.
  2. Move the crosshair pointer to where you want to start the screenshot.
  3. Click and drag to select an area. While dragging, you can hold the Shift key, Option key, or Space bar to change the way the selection moves. The screenshot will be automatically saved as a .png on your desktop.
  4. Open the application or program (i.e. word, email, E360) you wish to attach your screenshot into. Click the attachment icon (usually a paperclip) in your program and navigate to where your screenshot is saved.
  5. Double click the file to attach it.
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Window Screenshot

  1. Press the command-shift-4-space bar keys together. The pointer changes to a camera pointer.
  2. Move the camera pointer to the window to highlight it.
  3. Click your mouse or trackpad. The screenshot will be automatically saved as a .png on your desktop.
    NOTE: To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you click.
  4. Open the application or program (i.e. word, email, E360) you wish to attach your screenshot into. Click the attachment icon (usually a paperclip) in your program and navigate to where your screenshot is saved.
  5. Double click the file to attach it.
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Take a screenshot of a menu

  1. Click the menu to reveal its contents.
  2. Press Command-Shift-4 keys. The pointer changes to a crosshair pointer.
  3. Click and drag to select the menu.
  4. Release your mouse or trackpad button.
    NOTE: To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you release the button.
  5. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Take a screenshot of a menu without the title

  1. Click the menu to reveal its contents.
  2. Press Command-Shift-4 keys. The pointer changes to a crosshair pointer.
  3. Press the Space bar. The pointer changes to a camera pointer.
  4. Move the camera pointer over the menu to highlight it.
  5. Click your mouse or trackpad.
    NOTE: To cancel, press the Escape (esc) key before you click.
  6. Find the screenshot as a .png file on your desktop.

Tips and Tricks

  • Screenshots are saved as .png files on the desktop in Mac OS X v10.6 and later. They're automatically named "Screen Shot date at time.png."
  • To save your screenshot to the Clipboard instead of a file on your desktop, use Command-Shift-Control-4.
  • You can open screenshots with Preview or other image-editing apps.
  • Some apps, such as DVD Player, might not let you take screenshots of their windows.

Article Source: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361

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Owner:Jessica C.Group:Chippewa Valley Technical College
Created:2016-05-10 13:42 CDTUpdated:2016-07-13 12:55 CDT
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