How to Screenshot on a Mac
Using your Mac’s screenshot capabilities can be an easy way to save information and share images with friends and colleagues. Here are a few ways you can take screenshots on your Mac computer—but first, it’s important to know that there are two different kinds of screenshots: full screen screenshots and a smaller area snapshot.
1) Full Screenshot Press Shift + Command + 3
In order to take a screenshot of your entire computer screen, you can use the following three-step process. First, make sure that the screen you want to capture is visible. Next, press the following keys, Shift + Command + the number 3 key simultaneously. This will capture your entire screen and saves it to your desktop for later use.
2) To snapshot an area hold down Shift + Command while pressing 4
To take a snapshot of a certain area of your screen hold down the Shift key + Command key while pressing number 4. Your mouse cursor will change, click and drag your mouse cursor over the area you want to capture. This will snapshot a portion of your screen and save it to your desktop.
3) Edit your screenshoot/snapshot
Every time you take a screenshot or snapshot you will see it get saved with an icon at the lower right of your screen. If you quickly click on this it will open it in a basic editor, where you can make some minor alterations before saving it to your desktop.