How can I take a screenshot of my screen or my window?

To take a screenshot on your Mac

  1. To take a screenshot of your entire screen:

  2. Press [shift] + [command] + [3]

  3. An image of your screen will be saved on your desktop

  4. To take a screenshot of a part of your screen:

  5. Press [shift] + [command] + [4] -> this will change your cursor into cross-hairs

  6. Click and drag to highlight the portion of the screen you want to capture
  7. An image of this will be saved on your desktop

  8. To take a screenshot of just a particular window, sheet or menu:

  9. Press [shift] + [command] + [4], then the [space] key

  10. This will change your cursor into a Camera
  11. Click on the window/sheet you want to capture
  12. An image of this will be saved on your desktop

Tip:

To copy the image to the clipboard instead of saving it on the desktop, hold the [control] button

eg: Press [control]+[shift]+[command]+[4], -> [space] -> click on the window/sheet you want to capture

Now you can paste this into a body of an email message or a text document using [command] + [v]

*When sending screenshots through email, methods 2 or 3 are preferred.

Note: Before you email us the screenshot, in the message window, please set the "Image Size" to "Actual Size". This will ensure that we can view the screenshot clearly and in its actual size.

To take a screenshot on your iOS device

To take a screenshot on an iOS device (iPod touch, iPad and iPhone), simply press then release the home button and the power/sleep button at the same time. These buttons do not need to be held down for long, just a simple press and release. The screen should flash white and there should be a camera shutter sound (if the volume is on) to indicate a successful screenshot. Open the Photos app and click Camera Roll to view the screenshot.

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