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# How do I take a screenshot?

Last updated: 18/11/18 at 22:46

It's relatively simple to capture a screen shot from your Mac and PC.

PC

PC's have a button called Print Screen (it may be abbreviated to something like Prn Scr or similar). This captures your current screen and saves it to your clipboard, allowing you to paste it into an application of your choice (eg. MS Word).

More recent versions of Windows have something called the Snipping Tool.

In Snipping Tool, tap or click the arrow next to the New button, choose the kind of snip you want, then pick the area of your screen that you want to capture. The snip is automatically copied to the Snipping Tool window.

Mac

  1. Pull up the application, window, or other item you'd like to take a screenshot for.
  2. On your keyboard, press Cmd ⌘ + Shift + 4 and then release all keys.
  3. You will now see that your mouse cursor has turned into crosshairs that you can move around. You can now draw around the area you want to capture and the image will be saved to your desktop.

Note, you can also press Cmd ⌘ + Shift + 4 + Space. This will allow you to capture any full window that is visible on your desktop.