All we know that’s very easy to take a screenshot of your screen if you are using Windows operating system, from Windows XP to Windows 10. But how about doing it when you are using Mac OS X? It’s a bit complicated, and you need to press more keys, not just only one on Windows.
On Windows OS, all you need is only push the key on your keyboard – it will automatically take a screenshot of your screen and save it to the clipboard. After that, you will use an image editor like MS Paint, Paint.net or even Photoshop to save this picture from the clipboard to be a real file.
But on Mac OS X, you will need to push a combination of keys, and then the screenshot file will automatically save to your desktop screen. This image file is the file with full of your screen, if you need a part or a section of your screen, I would suggest you use an image editor to crop the image.
I forgot to mention the combination key you need to use to take a screenshot or aka doing print screen Mac on your Mac OS X computer. It’s Command, Shift and 3.
Along with using the image editor to crop out a selected part of your image, you can use Command, Shift, and 4 keys to select to take a screenshot of a part of your screen. It’s quite simple. All you need to do is press these keys, drag and select the zone you want to take the screenshot and select to save the image file.
I hope this small guide will help you to learn and know more about Mac OS X from Apple. It will help you to know how to take a screenshot of your display when using Mac OS X.