How to take screenshots

Question:

How to take a screenshot/screen capture on a PC or Mac

Environment:

Windows 7, Windows 10, MacOSX

Resolution:

 
For Windows 7/10:
Method 1: Quick Screenshots with Print screen (PrtScn):
  1. Press the 'Windows logo key + PrtScn' keys on the keyboard simultaneously. On some laptops or other devices you may need to press the 'Windows logo key + Ctrl + PrtScn' keys or 'Windows logo key + Fn + PrtScn' keys instead.
  2. The screen might dim for a moment.
  3. The file will automatically be saved to the "Screenshots" folder within your default "Pictures" folder.
  4. This takes a screenshot of all active monitors and windows.

Or for a screenshot of only the active windows:

  1. Click on the window you want to capture so that it is 'active'
  2. Press 'Alt + PrtScn'.  On some laptops or other devices you may need to press 'Alt + Fn + PrtScn' instead.
  3. Nothing visible will happen, however a screenshot of the currently active window has been copied to your clipboard.
  4. Open your preferred image or document editor.
  5. Select Paste to insert the saved image into the document, then edit or save as needed.

 

Method 2: More flexible screenshots with the Snipping Tool:
  1. To open the Snipping Tool, open the Start menu using the Start Button or the Windows Key, then type in 'snipping tool' in the search bar.  Select The Snipping Tool from the search results.
  2. Use the Mode drop down to select what sort of snip you want.  Free-form and Rectangular Snips let you use the mouse to click and drag the area you want to snip. Press New to take a new screenshot with the Mode currently selected.
  3. Use the mouse to select the size and location of the area you want to snip.
  4. Use the Save and Copy buttons to save or copy it to the clipboard.
     
For Mac OSX:

All screenshots are automatically saved to the desktop once captured:

  • To take a screenshot of the entire screen, press 'Command + Shift + 3'
  • To manually select an area to capture, press 'Command + Shift +4'.  The cursor will turn in to a crosshair which can be click-dragged to select a portion of the screen. Once the mouse button is released it will take the shot.
  • To capture a specifc window, press 'Command + Shift + 4' then press the Space Bar.  The cursor will look like a camera.  Click on the desired window to take a screenshot of it.
     

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Details

Article ID: 70046
Created
Fri 1/11/19 2:41 PM
Modified
Thu 6/30/22 9:02 AM