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How to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

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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?
 
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Step 1: Taking the shot

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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

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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.
Charles IV4 years ago
Lol pawngame...
Shift ⇧ + Command ⌘+ 4 will change your cursor to cross-hairs. You can just drag a box around the area you want to screen capture.
lemonie4 years ago
And I thought Macs were supposed to be easy to use... L
kelseymh4 years ago
I guess that launching Utilities/Grab is just too complicated for the average Mac user?
I set F11 to screenshot on my iMac and iBook.
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