This is a quick how-to post to take a snapshot on your mac screen
To Capture Any Part of Screen
- Press Command+shift+4 -> A cross-hair will appear allowing you to select any part on the screen.
- Select the part you want to snapshot by pressing mouse on one corner and releasing it once you reach the diagonally opposite corner of your selection. (simpler done than said 😉 )
- Mac would have taken a snapshot and copied it to a png on your hard disk. On Lion, this file will be called “Screen shot <timestamp>” and typically created on desktop.
A more handy tip is to use Command+control+shift+4 which directly copies the image to clip board and you can use Ctrl+V to paste it in your google doc or blog post, for e.g.
To Capture a Window
- Command+shift+4+ space bar gives you a camera!
- Drag the camera to any window and use mouse click to capture screen shot of that window and stores the image to a file like before.
Here again, Command+control+shift+4+ space bar is the combination to use, if you want to copy the image to clip board.
To Capture The Whole Screen
- Command+shift+3 and Command+control+shift+3 are the combinations for capturing the complete screen to a file and to clipboard respectively.