How to take a screenshot with OS X?


How do you take a screen shot with OS X?

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Henry Desouza
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Hello Rhames,


It will depend with the situation as there can be 2 cases while you are taking a screenshot:


1. Screenshot of entire desktop - command+shift+3


2. Screenshot of selected area - command+shift+4 it will provide you the chance of making selection


All the items will be saved at your default location.


Henry Desouza

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You can also Command-Shift-3 to take a quick screenshot of the whole desktop.

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Press Command+Shift+4, highlight the area you'd like to take a picture of. and the picture will be saved to your clipboard or desktop.

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Take screenshots in Mac OS X Lion

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