Screen Capture Shortcuts in Mac OS X

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Here are some very useful in-built screen shot short cuts for screen capture on your mac OS X – this includes capturing area(s) and window(s) and will save to your desktop or copy to your clipboard

  • Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
  • Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and copy it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and copy it to the clipboard
  • Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and copy it to the clipboard
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  1. Great guide, thanks for the sharing. I used to capture screen for my macbook pro with acethinker screen grabber, it’s free and easy to use.

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    I prefer Voila which is moving to ‘Capto‘, by Global Delight, on Mac OSX Sierra for Mac screen grabbing via an App. It’s not free, but it’s feature rich and worth paying the $29.99 for both the Screen Capture & Screen Recorder. The only possible downside is that this capture software isn’t yet also available for PC.

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