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Help Desk - How to take screen shots on a Mac

The purpose of this article is to show you how to take screen shots on your Mac.

There are a few ways to take a screen shot on your Mac:

- To capture your entire screen, simultaneously press [command, shift, 3]. The screen shot will be saved to your desktop. 

- To capture a specific area, simultaneously press[command, shift, 4]. Cross-hairs will appear where your cursor is. With the cross-hairs, click and drag a square over the area you need to capture. The screen shot will be saved on your desktop. 

- To capture a window, simultaneously press [command, shift, 4, and the space bar]. Drag the cursor over the window you want to capture and it will highlight blue. Click the window and the screen shot will be saved to your desktop.

You can also capture screen shots by using the application "Grab" (in Windows it's called the "Snipping Tool").
To find the application, open up Launch pad. 

In the Launchpad, search "Grab".

When you have the application open you can then capture images by going to "capture" in the top left-hand corner. There you have options on different ways to take your screen shot, such as: selection, window, screen, and timed screen. Once you have captured your screen, click "save" in the top left-hand corner of the image.

Keywords:Grab, Mac, screen shot, capture   Doc ID:46360
Owner:Liv G.Group:UW Parkside
Created:2015-01-22 09:44 CDTUpdated:2019-03-14 15:03 CDT
Sites:UW Parkside
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