Screenshots are very useful and time saving when working or in some situations. It’s very easy to just click a button and send the picture rather than spending time copying everything in a file and then sending it. On a Mac OS X, taking a screenshot is easy, as it only takes a few seconds to do it.
However, there are multiple ways of taking a screenshot, each suited for a certain situation. Here are some of them:
1. Taking a screenshot of just a part that you’d like on your screen
- To do this, press “Command” + “Shift” + “4” so that your cursor will change into a cross-hair reticle.
- Use to cursor to click and drag and thus highlighting the area that will be screenshot
- Let go of the mouse. You will hear a clicking noise. This means that the screenshot has been taken.
- The screenshot will be saved on the desktop of the device with the name screenshot, most probably followed by the date and time that it was taken at.
2. Taking a screenshot of the whole screen
- Look carefully and make sure the screen you are about to screenshot displays the content you need
- Press “Command” + “Shift” + “3”, after which you will hear a clicking sound. Once this is done, the screenshot that you took should appear on your desktop.
3. Saving a screenshot in Clipboard
- Press “Command” + “Control” + “Shift” + “3”. This will save the screenshot in Clipboard after which you can simply paste it in the app you want to. With this in mind, screenshots can be posted in document processing apps, but also uploaded on certain websites and interacted with in the way that users desire.
4. Taking a screenshot of an open window
- Press “Command” + “Shift” + “4” + the Spacebar
- In the right of the screen, you will a camera that will highlight in blue the window the cursor will move on
- Click on the highlighted window you want to screenshot. The photo will then be saved on the desktop.
When taking a screenshot, there are some things that you may wish to keep in mind in order to make sure that everything stays organized and that you don’t spend too much of your time on this task.
- Make sure the information you are about to screenshot is not copyrighted in any way. This could make sure that nothing goes wrong from any point of view once the image has been uploaded to the Internet.
- Add all the screenshots in one folder so as to save space. This cannot only keep the more organized, but it will also make sure that you have access to them whenever screenshots are needed together with ensuring that they won’t get lost in some other folder in the computer.
- When uploading a screenshot to a website, make sure there is no contact information on it. Privacy should be something to protect.
With these tips in mind, you can go ahead and take as many screenshots as you would like to on your mac without fearing that you may do something wrong.