Keyboard Shortcuts and tools to take screen shots on Mac OS

In our last post we had discussed how to make screen shots in windows. Today another article regarding “How to take screen shots on Mac OS?”. In case of windows, you can easily take screen captures by pressing the “Prt Scr” key on the top layer of the keyboard. Then what to do in case of a Macbook? Is it hard to take a screen shot in Mac?

You will find that taking screenshots in Mac is completely hard till you find out the simple technique behind it. If you use windows a long time and migrate to Mac OS X, you feel the difficulty. But taking screenshots in Mac is simple as that of taking screenshots in windows. There are tools as well as keyboard shortcuts for taking desktop screenshots.

Keyboard Shortcuts and tools to take screen shots on Mac OS


Screenshots in Mac Using Keyboard Shortcuts


1. Command+Shift+3 :- Press and Hold Command, Shift and 3 together is the shortcut for taking screenshot of entire Desktop.

How to take screen shots on Mac OS



2. Command+Shift+4 :– You can take portion of the screen you wish to capture which could be highlighted using mouse or trackpad.

Tools for creating screen shots in Mac OS X


3. Command+Shift+4 and hit Spacebar, then click on a window :- Check it out what happen if you do so.


Tools for creating screen shots in Mac OS X


In case of windows 7 and 8, there is an inbuilt tool named snipping tool for creating desktop screenshots. Currently Mac doesn’t contains any. So try these tools and make the screenshots better.


                                                       After reading this article you must have realised that it is not that tough to take a screenshot on a mac OS. If you have any doubt regarding screenshots on Windows or Mac feel free to shout here. Happy to help you.

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