“Print screen” means saving a copy on your Mac’s screen at the moment. This copy will be saved as an image. And as a Mac users you can easily take that “print screen”.
Print Screen the Entire Screen
Is you want to take a print screen of the entire screen, please press command-shift-3. If the audio is on, you will hear a camera sound effect. After a while, the print screen will be saved on your Mac’s desktop 1as a PNG file (a popular image format) .
Print Screen Selection
Not only the entire screen, you can print screen some specific area in your Mac’s screen. First, press command-shift-4. It changes the cursor’s appearance, into a crosshair. Then hold down the mouse button and drag the cursor over the part of the screen that you want to take a print screen. After that you will see a gray rectangle over the area.
When it is done, release the mouse button. You will hear the camera sound effect again as a sign that the print screen will be saved on your desktop.
Print Screen of Window
You can take print screen of a specific window too. Everything else will automatically be removed from the photo. First step is press command-shift-4.
Next, press space. And then the cursor will change into a camera. When you move the cursor over windows they will be highlighted to indicate that they can take a print screen of them. Finish it just by click the window you would like to print screen.
Copy To Clipboard
Sometimes you want to paste your print screen into an email or iMessage. Saving a file to the desktop will take too much time. Try this simple step to paste your print screen into an email or iMessage.
Try to use command-control-shift-3 to copy the entire contents of your Mac’s screen. After you hear the camera sound effect, paste your image into any other application, like iMessage, Mail or Pages. You can use command-control-shift-4 to copy a selection of the screen too.