How to Take Screenshots in OS X

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    Jul 31, 2013 at 12:37 PM #1
    SJ_UnderWater

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    How to Take Screenshots in OS X

    1. To take a full screen screenshot, press Cmd+Shift+3. A .png file will appear on the Desktop.

    2. To take a screenshot of part of the screen, press Cmd+Shift+4 then drag a rectangle

    3. To take a screenshot of a single window, press Cmd+Shift+4, then spacebar, then click on the window

    4. To take a screenshot of a single window without any transparent space (like the drop shadow), follow #3 but hold Opt (Alt) when clicking.

    You may also use the built-in app /Applications/Utilities/Grab for more control over format.

    More OS X Keyboard Shortcuts:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_keyboard_shortcuts
     
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