Mac OS X Lion screenshot keyboard shortcuts

How to take screenshots in Lion

Sooner or later we all need to take a screenshot. Here are the keyboard commands that let you do it fast in Mac OS X Lion. Your screenshots will be saved to your desktop as a .PNG file.

1. Take a screenshot of the entire screen: Shift+Command+3.

2. Take screenshot of a specific window: Shift+Command+4 then hit Space.

3. Take screenshot of a particular area of the screen: Shift+Command+4 then click and drag around the area you want to capture.

If you prefer to have your screenshot saved to the clipboard instead of as a file on your desktop just hold the Control key while using the commands above.


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