Mac OS X Screen Capture

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MAC OS X SCREEN CAPTURE

A Mac OS X screen capture is sometimes exactly what you need to do, and usually what you don’t remember how to do, even though it’s one of the easier computer hacks around. Once again, hacks.plus to the rescue. We’d like to offer you this short, to-the-point video that takes you step-by-step through the process of a Mac screen capture – and you don’t even need any new software! In fact, you don’t need ANY software. But be prepared to invest at least 3 seconds, and maybe even up to 5! If you’re prepared to commit this kind of time to a screen capture on Mac, then read on…

MAC SCREEN CAPTURE

Your Mac’s operating system (a.k.a. OS X) handles this job without any help from any other application, and it’s so easy to use, you’re gonna love us for telling you about it. I do a lot of screen-grabbing, so I use this little gem of a function all the time; and I’m happy to share it all with you right here:

 

WHY WOULD YOU NEED A MAC OS X SCREEN CAPTURE?

A Mac screen capture often comes in really handy! At some point, all of us need to give somebody else a good view of what we’re seeing, whether it’s to help get us out of some kind of digital bind, record some stats on a webpage for future reference, or even just brag about a high score! We all have to do a screen shot eventually, and as you saw on the video, it’s not that hard. It’s nowhere even near hard! For your reference, here are the steps in text format:

SCREEN CAPTURE MAC

  1. all at the same time, hold down “SHIFT,” “COMMAND,” and the “4” key
  2. notice the mouse is now a crosshair symbol
  3. drag-enclose the part of the screen you want to capture
  4. release, and your screen capture shows up on your desktop as a .png file
  5. to capture the entire screen, simply hold down shift/command/3

Another little note: you can capture anything on your screen with this little trick – even pause a video and grab a shot of it. Anything that shows up on your screen is fair game for a quick screen capture.

Now you know how to do a Mac OS X screen capture – thanks for watching!

Done!

 

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