Introduction: How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

Alright, tonight I will be teaching those mac users how to take a screenshot + crop it on a mac computer so you don't have to download all of those screenshot programs. I made this for another site, but why not show you guys?

Step 1: Taking the Shot

The Keys you need are as follows:

APPLE/COMMAND + SHIFT + 3
The keys are highlighted below.


Hold press and hold in that order. You should hear a snapshot sound. I will be taking a screenshot of Pawngame chat.

Step 2: Cropping

I now have an un-cropped screenshot. I really want to crop out everything but the chat itself. To crop use the following formula:


APPLE/COMMAND + K


Double click to open the screenshot. Click and drag. The stuff inside the box will be saved, the rest will be discarded.

Now File---> Save

Step 3:

You're ready to upload it. Check out:
http://photobucket.com/ *RECOMMENDED FOR LONG TERM USE
http://Tinypic.com/
http://imageshack.us/

I hope this helped out some confused mac users.

Comments

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susithaj (author)2016-08-29

Check this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5psgZV2U3M ,It shows how to take screenshots on mac.

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KristyJoy1 (author)2014-06-03

Press "Command+Shift+4" to capture part of your screen on Mac.

Press "Command+Shift+4+Spacebar" to take screenshot of active window.

For more solutions to take a screenshot on Mac, check out here.

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Charles IV (author)2009-07-31

Lol pawngame...

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WirelessMonk (author)2009-07-31

Shift ⇧ + Command ⌘+ 4 will change your cursor to cross-hairs. You can just drag a box around the area you want to screen capture.

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lemonie (author)2009-07-31

And I thought Macs were supposed to be easy to use... L

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kelseymh (author)2009-07-31

I guess that launching Utilities/Grab is just too complicated for the average Mac user?

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Marble of Doom (author)2009-07-30

I set F11 to screenshot on my iMac and iBook.

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