How To Print Screen On A Mac
If you use a Mac and need to capture an image from the screen, you should learn how to print screen on a Mac. Unlike Windows, there is not a specific key to "Print Screen" on a Mac. This list provides several methods to use the Mac "Print Screen" (or "Screen Capture") function:
- Capture an image of the entire screen. Pressing "Command-Shift-Three" simultaneously on a Mac will capture an image of the entire screen as it is displayed. The image file will be saved automatically to the desktop, titled "Screen Shot" along with the date and time taken. This is the most common "Print Screen" function.
- Select and capture a portion of the screen. If an image of part of the screen is needed, press "Command-Shift-Four". The cursor becomes a "+" symbol, allowing you to select the area you wish to capture. The image will be captured when you release the mouse button, saving the file to the desktop.
- Capture an application window. To "Print Screen" specifically for one application, press and release "Command-Shift-Four." This will give the "+" symbol. Press the space bar, and the "+" sign becomes a small camera icon. The camera cursor will highlight the application it passes over and clicking a mouse button will capture the image.
- Use Grab, located in Utilities in Applications folder. The Capture menu in the Grab application allows you to capture images from a selection of the screen, an entire window, or the whole screen. It also has a timer function that will capture an image ten seconds after you start the timer.