How to take a screenshot

Taking a screenshot on PC

There are two ways of taking a screenshot on a PC computer:

  • Hold the Windows + shift + s. Use your mouse or a trackpad to draw a shape in order to specify what to capture. Windows then copies it to the clipboard.
  • Press Prtscn to capture the entire screen. It will be saved as a file to your Pictures > Screenshots folder.
  • Use a desktop app called Snipping Tool.
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Taking a screenshot on Mac

To take a screenshot on your Mac computer, hold down:

⌘ command + shift + 3: Your Mac captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2019-09-05 at 08.45.00 AM.png”. Your screenshot will not open automatically. Use the Finder > Recent to locate it.

⌘ command + shift + 4: Use your mouse or a trackpad to draw a shape to specify what to capture. Your Mac then saves it as a file on the desktop. The file name will look like “Screen shot 2019-09-05 at 08.45.00 AM.png”.

Your partial screenshot will open automatically. Highlight the area, add an arrow or a frame and click Done.

Taking screenshots using Preview on Mac

Go to Preview > File > Take a screenshot

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This option allows you to take a partial or a full screenshot. You can save your screenshots in JPG, TIFF, PDF, and other file formats.

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