How to take a screen shot

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    macbrooke

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    I should know this but admit I dont.

    Please someone?
     
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    frankblundt

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    apple-shift-3 for a full screen
    apple-shift-4 for crosshairs that let you drag over the area you want in the pic

    they save to the desktop as png files

    More in Apple > System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts
     
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    ham_man

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    CMD+Shift+3 for a full screen shot and CMD+Shift+4 to bring up cross hairs to select what you want to take a screen of... :)
     
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    EricNau

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    CMD+Shift+4+space = Camera to take screenshot of entire window.
     
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    DarkNetworks

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    cmd+shift+4 is the best screenshot option...i use it a lot...the best ever option available...
     
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    gloss

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    There's a utility called Grab that gives you a little more control. It's in Applications<Utilities.

    Also, Apple Help has answers to a lot of these questions. =)
     
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    mjstew33

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    apple+shift+3 or 4 (+space if wanted) + control = whatever you select to the clipboard. :)
     
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    dpaanlka

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    To clarify these responses, "Command" is the official name for what some are calling the "Apple" key.

    You may also hear it called "Flower" from old-timers.

    They are all the same key; the key with the Apple and the squigly line thing.
     
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    mjstew33

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    and control is the "ctrl" key next to option. ;)
     
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    Add me on to this question! I own a 2009 IMac desktop and have no idea how to take a screen shot. Can someone give me a step-by-step explanation?
     
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    rprebel

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    Did you not read the thread? I don't think it could be answered any more completely.
     
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    Hermes Monster

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    I only just saw this this week, is it new in 10.6.6 or have I just ignored it for ages??? It's good and helpful either way if you can't remember the shortcuts! :rolleyes:
     
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    rprebel

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    I think it's been around since 10.4;)
     

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