How To Take A Screenshot From Your Mac or PC

A screenshot is a picture of your computer screen. It is also sometimes referred to as a “screen grab”. It is helping for showing something that would be difficult to explain in words.

How to Create a Screenshot on an Apple Macintosh:

Press Command + Shift + 4 and drag the +- shaped cursor over the area of the screen you want to capture. This will save the screenshot image to your Desktop. An alternate method is to press Control + Command + Shift + 4 to save the screenshot directly to your Clipboard. You can then paste the contents of your Clipboard into a document of another program.

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How to Create a Screenshot on a Windows PC:

Select the Print Screen button on your keyboard to capture an image of your entire screen. Copy it to you Clipboard. You may also go to the Start menu and open the Snipping Tool. The Snipping Tool is available within most editions of Windows. If you use the Snipping Tool, you can choose the shape of the snip, adjust the snip border, and then save the snip as a file on your computer.

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