Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Doju, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    How do screenshots work on a Mac? How do I take one? How do I save one? Is it a .PNG file usually?

    Can someone explain to me about the screenshot process.
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Command+Shift+4 lets you drag a section of the screen to be captured.
    Command+Shift+4+Space lets you select a particular window to be captured.
  3. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    Command+Shift+3 is a screenshot of the entire screen and saves the image as a PNG to the desktop (just like Print Screen + paint)
    you can change the file format though
  4. quill17 macrumors newbie


    Apr 24, 2007
    Your Mac comes with an application called grab. It in your Utilities folder and will allow you to do all types of screen grabs.

    You can download a program called iGrabit and this will alow you to record what you are doing on your screen and save it as a .Mov . Pretty sweet.

    :apple: MBP 15" 2.4GHz, :apple: Mac Mini 2GHz, :apple: 20" Cinema Display

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