How to Print Screen to a file on the desktop in Mac OS X
The basic functionality of taking a screen capture of a window or desktop in Mac OS X takes an image and dumps it to a file on the Mac desktop. Each uses the pressing of Command and Shift keys concurrently as the basis for execution, followed by a number:
- Command+Shift+3: takes a screenshot of the full screen (or screens if multiple monitors), and save it as a file to the desktop
- Command+Shift+4: brings up a selection box so you can specify an area to take a screenshot of, then save it as a file to the desktop
- Command+Shift+4, then spacebar, then click a window: takes a screenshot of a window only and saves it as a file to the desktop
Hope this helps, Freely2
Just as Freely 2 said, you can press Command+Shift+3 to screenshot the whole desktop screen, Command+Shift+4 to snapshot any selected area. If this fails to work, then you can use professional screenshot applications like Skitch, Grab for Mac, Jing to screenshot Mac. These utilities can do more than screenshots, they also allow for making annotations and uploading screenshots.