This is a guide on how to capture the image on your screen or take a "Screenshot" using your Apple computer.
This can come in handy when you need help or support with a problem you are experiencing and are having trouble explaining or think a visual aid will help, from tech issues to billing issues and beyond. Here is a simple "How to" guide to follow if you are unsure on how to do this.
Unlike PC's with a Windows Operating system, Mac does not have a snipping tool however the process is fairly straight forward. There are 2 different types that are most commonly used; saving an image of the entire desktop, or just a specific area of the desktop.
To take a screenshot of the entire desktop:
Open the page or application that you want to capture an image of.
To save an image of the entire screen to the Desktop, press COMMAND+SHIFT+3 simultaneously:
To take a screenshot of a specific area of the desktop:
Open the page or application that you want to capture an image of:
To snip a specific area of the screen to the Desktop, press COMMAND+SHIFT+4 simultaneously. When the cursor changes to a cross +, drag a box around the section you want to copy and release the mouse:
The “Grab” option in the Utilities folder also provides more extensive options for saving screen snapshots.