3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2010 8:09 PM by Jay Bullock
keenconn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey there I am still trying to swap over from windows. Quick and easy question for someone. On my PC i used the "print screen" button a lot. Taking a snap shot of what is on your screen. Is there a way to accomplish that same feature with a Mac, If so How?


macbook late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • findingemo Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    It's just commandshift3
  • Jay Bullock Level 4 Level 4 (3,800 points)
    Command-shift-4 lets you select what portion of the screen to capture.

    Note that either keystroke (-3 and -4) creates an image file that is, by default, a .png file saved to your desktop as "Picture 1" (2, 3, 4 and so on, however many you take). There are some ways to change those defaults; the easier ways are through tools like Deeper or Onyx (search Apple downloads, versiontracker.com, or macupdate.com to find them).
  • keenconn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, Thanks! I figured it was something easy. Took me a second to realize it does not copy to the clipboard it actually creates a picture on the desktop. ha ha.