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?

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Step 1: Taking the Shot

The Keys you need are as follows:

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:


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: *RECOMMENDED FOR LONG TERM USE

I hope this helped out some confused mac users.

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    10 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

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